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Over 47 Million Women, Girls In Danger – UN

Over 47 Million Women, Girls In Danger – UN

The United Nations has called on member nations to redouble efforts to curb the widening gap of poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the humanitarian body says, the coronavirus pandemic will widen the poverty gap between women and men, pushing 47 million more women and […]

Education Under 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 up without the […]

Zimbabwe Makes It Illegal For Schools To Expel Pregnant Girls

Zimbabwe Makes It Illegal For Schools To Expel Pregnant Girls

Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure women’s rights campaigners said would help tackle gender inequality in the classroom and stop many girls from dropping out of school. A legal amendment announced last week seeks to reinforce a 1999 guideline that was patchily implemented and comes as school […]

Indonesia Inches Forward On Community Forest Goal, Hobbled By Pandemic

Indonesia Inches Forward On Community Forest Goal, Hobbled By Pandemic

Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half – an area twice the size of Los Angeles – because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Bambang Supriyanto, the ministry’s director-general of social forestry and environmental partnership, said social distancing measures […]

Cost Of Sanitary Pads Rising Beyond Reach Of Many

Cost Of Sanitary Pads Rising Beyond Reach Of Many

Whenever Simphiwe Ndlovu checks the days in the calendar and realizes that time of the month is fast approaching, she gets an even sense of tense and stress. It is like a nightmare that will unfold right before her eyes. But no, it is not, Ndlovu is anxious that her monthly menstrual cycle is about […]

Don’t Forget Us In Coronavirus Battle, Say Businesses In India’s Dharavi Slum

Don’t Forget Us In Coronavirus Battle, Say Businesses In India’s Dharavi Slum

Samita Chavan used to wake up at 3am every day to the sound of her neighbour’s wet grinder in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. Now, she is adjusting to a rare silence after three months of lockdown that saw tens of thousands of migrant workers leave the city. Dharavi, believed to be Asia’s largest slum, has been hailed […]

ICPD Pledges To End Teen Pregnancy Crisis

ICPD Pledges To End Teen Pregnancy Crisis

The ‘shadow pandemic’ of teenage pregnancy following the lengthy closure of learning institutions due to Covid-19 can be blamed on young people being idle and engaging in sexual activity as a pastime and out of curiosity. The closure of schools and the ensuing lockdown means that, for the vulnerable adolescent girl, the free school meal […]

Join The Fight Against GBV

Join The Fight Against GBV

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called on all South Africans to join hands in the fight against the scourge of Gender-Based Violence. “I implore all South Africans wherever you are, whatever language you speak, whatever your religious persuasion and whatever your political affiliation, let us join hands together to fight this evil scourge that […]

Black Women March For Equality

Black Women March For Equality

Lisa Lloyd, a black communications specialist, once discovered a white male coworker whom she had trained was earning $15,000 more than she was at rental car company where they worked in Maryland. “On paper, I am a senior-level manager with hundreds of subordinates. But when I walk into the office, I am a black woman […]

World Leaders Warn Coronavirus Could Roll Back Progress For Women

World Leaders Warn Coronavirus Could Roll Back Progress For Women

Coronavirus is threatening to undo recent gains made toward gender equality as millions of women and girls are predicted to have unwanted pregnancies and fall into poverty, world leaders said on Thursday. A “wake-up call” is needed to protect women’s and children’s rights amid the pandemic, said the president of Estonia and former prime minister […]