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Women Bear Brunt Of Work Without Pay

Women Bear Brunt Of Work Without Pay

Women in the region are spending long hours doing necessary but unquantifiable work, leaving them with little or no time for work that is economically productive and earns them money. In Tanzania, women spend 3.5 times more minutes per day on unpaid care and domestic work than men. It is three times more minutes per […]

Violent Attack In Burkina Faso Leaves Dozens Of Women Dead, Draws Censure Of UN Chief

Violent Attack In Burkina Faso Leaves Dozens Of Women Dead, Draws Censure Of UN Chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has “strongly” condemned an attack carried out yesterday by unidentified gunmen in northern Burkina Faso. In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Wednesday, the UN chief expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the incursion, which took […]

In A Southern Indian Town, Women Prepare For First New Year Party

In A Southern Indian Town, Women Prepare For First New Year Party

Sithara Shahnawaz is torn between wearing a gown or a traditional salwar kameez when she attends the first all-night New Year’s Eve party for women in her hometown in southern India. The local government at Perinthalmanna, a small municipality of about 50,000 people in the state of Kerala, is holding week-long New Year celebrations exclusively […]

‘We Live In An Age Where Women No Longer Need To Lose Out’

‘We Live In An Age Where Women No Longer Need To Lose Out’

The achievements of women students and academics – often against all odds – took centre stage during the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) commerce graduation ceremony on the afternoon of Friday, 13 December. Although the theme may not have been intentional, the grace and strength with which women tackle their academic work in tandem with […]

You Can Get Lung Cancer Even If You’ve Never Smoked

You Can Get Lung Cancer Even If You’ve Never Smoked

Long before vaping became trendy, the best way to get a nicotine fix was (and often still is) by smoking cigarettes. While older generations might have feigned ignorance about the dangers or been straight-up misled by tobacco manufactures and even physicians, anyone who grew up after 1990 was well-acquainted with the risks and made a relatively informed choice […]

Women Want In As Internet Revolution Creeps Into Chad

Women Want In As Internet Revolution Creeps Into Chad

The internet revolution is coming – old news in much of the world but not in Chad, a tech laggard where women languish at the very back of the line when it comes to connectivity. With just 6.5% of the population online, Chad has the 6th lowest rate of internet usage in the world, according […]

Push For Climate-Damage Fund Set To Fall Flat At UN Talks

Push For Climate-Damage Fund Set To Fall Flat At UN Talks

From dying coral reefs to damaged wells and crops, island nations are experiencing severe harm from extreme weather and rising seas – but U.N. climate talks in Madrid are unlikely to deliver on demands for a new fund to help them. Hussain Rasheed Hassan, environment minister of the low-lying Maldives, said that if the corals […]

The Story Corner : IELTS For Marriage

The Story Corner : IELTS For Marriage

Ladies and gentlemen, come and hear another thing o. You know the story corner is always buzzing with gist, come and hear this new one. So, on twitter, someone posted that young men have now started using IELTS as criteria to getting a wife material. Don’t worry, I will break it down for you. They […]

The Story Corner : Bleaching Craze

The Story Corner : Bleaching Craze

Ladies and gentlemen, you know I cannot hear a gist, or see a gist without sharing it with you all.  Things are happening in this world and very strange and mad things are happening on the streets of social media. You are wondering what the gist is about yeah? Okay, let me download it as […]

Oxfam Strengthens Five Partners’ Capacity In Advocacy For Women’s Rights

Oxfam Strengthens Five Partners’ Capacity In Advocacy For Women’s Rights

Ms Musu Kamara, who was supported by the Oxfam Hong Kong Enough Campaign, chats with some of the international partners. Oxfam in Liberia and the global Enough Campaign delight in sharing the experiences of five partners drawn from women’s rights groups in Liberia who participated in regional and international Enough Campaign convening. The goal of […]

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