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Mumbai Green Lights Women Figures On Traffic Signals

Mumbai Green Lights Women Figures On Traffic Signals

Mumbai has become the first Indian city to introduce female figures on its traffic lights, a move welcomed by women’s rights campaigners as a step towards greater inclusivity. Authorities are swapping the green and red male stick figures on more than 100 pedestrian crossings to female figures as part of a broader plan to make […]

Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ In Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ In Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Reporting rape is traumatic for anyone, but having to pay two months’ wages to complete the medical form prevents many in Ghana from seeking justice, said a leading actress whose campaign to waive fees has reached the presidential palace. British-Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese – who starred with Idris Elba in the award-winning 2015 drama […]

Amid Quarantine, Ecuador Women Speak In Code To Seek Protection From Domestic Violence

Amid Quarantine, Ecuador Women Speak In Code To Seek Protection From Domestic Violence

Ecuadorean women are using code words to seek help in situations of domestic violence as the country’s quarantine is creating conditions for increased abuse of women and has also forced the closure of many organizations that provide support. Some women send specific emojis in cell phone text messages or approach neighbors to ask for salt […]

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 […]

In Her 30’s : That’s Why You Cannot Keep A Man

In Her 30’s : That’s Why You Cannot Keep A Man

‘In her 30s’  This is the place where I share my daily ordeal with y’all on a weekly basis. I try to talk to you cos I feel y’all can relate with me or will be able to relate with me. You are welcome! Let me formally introduce myself; My name is Miriam. I am an […]

Widowhood Practices And The Long Way To Healing

Widowhood Practices And The Long Way To Healing

The African culture is rich in cultural and religious practices with rules that govern every aspect of the lives of its people. Despite the differences in these practices across various cultures, there are similarities in practices regarding widowhood. Without a doubt, the African culture is rich and has for decades served as the source through […]

Afghan Women Demand Right To Be Named On Children’s Documents

Afghan Women Demand Right To Be Named On Children’s Documents

Afghan women could win the legal right to have their names on their children’s birth certificates and identity cards under a proposal to be presented to parliament, one of the country’s few female lawmakers has said. Naheed Farid, an independent lawmaker who chairs the parliamentary commission on women’s affairs, said she and other MPs had […]

I Got Flowers Today

I Got Flowers Today

I stumbled on a video online recently with the title “I GOT FLOWERS TODAY” and the storyline was about domestic violence between couples. The man will hit the lady and after each encounter, he always got her flowers. The lady considered leaving the marriage severally but because the man always apologized with nice flowers, she […]

Navigating A Male Dominated Workplace As A Young Female Professional

Navigating A Male Dominated Workplace As A Young Female Professional

Young female professionals in male-dominated industries are oftentimes faced with myriads of issues as they navigate their way to the top.  Some of these issues can be attributed to factors such as gender stereotypes, societal beliefs on the capabilities of women among other issues. The struggles of women in male-dominated industries can be frustrating sometimes […]

Teen Pregnancy Crisis – More Than COVID-19 Is To Blame

Teen Pregnancy Crisis – More Than COVID-19 Is To Blame

Kenyan media exploded with a disturbing story last month: “Close to 4,000 school girls impregnated in Kenya during COVID-19 lockdown”, read one headline. “Alarm as 3,964 girls impregnated in Machakos County in five months”, stated another. The articles all cited data from a recently released Kenya government health information survey and most attributed the high […]

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