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Everything You Need To Know About Pushing For Equal Pay

Everything You Need To Know About Pushing For Equal Pay

Workers around the world look forward to payday. A paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, but it can also represent an injustice—an expression of persistent inequalities between men and women in the workplace. Globally, the gender pay gap stands at 16 per cent, meaning women workers earn an average of 84 per […]

Equal Pay For Work Of Equal Value

Equal Pay For Work Of Equal Value

Equal pay for work of equal value The International Equal Pay Day, celebrated on 18 September, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. It further builds on the United Nations commitment to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls. Across […]

What Will Happen To girls’ Education In Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule?

What Will Happen To girls’ Education In Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule?

Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers have said girls will be allowed to go to school as they seek to show they have changed since last in power 20 years ago, when girls were barred from education. But many Afghans do not believe them, among them the founder of a girls’ school in Kabul, who has burnt […]

Safe School Declaration

Safe School Declaration

The problem Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow up […]

International Day to Protect Education from Attack

International Day to Protect Education from Attack

Education under attack Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow […]

Mexico City To Replace Columbus Statue With One Of Indigenous Woman

Mexico City To Replace Columbus Statue With One Of Indigenous Woman

A prominent statue of explorer Christopher Columbus on one of Mexico City’s principal avenues is to be replaced with that of an indigenous Mexican woman, the capital’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said on Sunday. The 19th-century bronze statue was taken down from the Paseo de la Reforma boulevard last year for restoration work ahead of an […]

Teenage Pregnancy During COVID-19 In South Africa: A Double Pandemic

Teenage Pregnancy During COVID-19 In South Africa: A Double Pandemic

Pregnancies among adolescent girls remain a global problem. An estimated 21 million girls aged 15–19 years in developing countries become pregnant and about 12 million of them give birth every year. Pregnancies not only have adverse health risks for adolescent mothers and their babies – these problems can persist into the next generation. For example, girls who become […]

Children Learn In Class, And Outside

Children Learn In Class, And Outside

School is a key component of our societies. In school, children learn to read and write. And being able to read is meant to help people of all ages to think at a higher level and make their lives better. It is not surprising that literacy is thus an important goal for global development agencies. […]

A Curtain Divides Male, Female Students As Afghan Universities Reopen

A Curtain Divides Male, Female Students As Afghan Universities Reopen

 Students across Afghanistan have started returning to university for the first time since the Taliban stormed to power, and in some cases females have been separated from their male peers by curtains or boards down the middle of the classroom. What happens in universities and schools across the country is being closely watched by foreign […]

Algeria Suffers From Devastating Wildfires

Algeria Suffers From Devastating Wildfires

Dozens of forest fires have raged through forest areas across northern Algeria. So far at least 90 people have reportedly died as a consequence. Natural hazard expert, António Bento-Gonçalves, provides insights into wildfires in Algeria and what must be done to manage them better. How often do wildfire incidents take place in Algeria and which areas are […]

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