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Career? Family? Women CAN have it all?

One of the biggest debates for women today is balancing a career and having a family. For many young women in their 20s and 30s, the struggle of striving to attain the career they aspire and their desire for a family seems impossible. As a young woman myself, in my later portion of my 20s, […]

Marishia Allie | June 17, 2019
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Human Rights

HIV Crisis in Pakistan

When hearing the words HIV many thoughts may come to one’s mind, however, when hearing the words Pakistan and HIV in the same sentence, it may raise some eyebrows. On May 30th, CNN posted an article regarding an HIV crisis in Pakistan, where almost 700 people have been infected with HIV.[1] There has been speculation […]

Marishia Allie | June 5, 2019
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Africa

How can we bring Menstrual health rights issues higher up the agenda without leaving out other human rights?

The recent years has seen a wave of support for the promotion of gender equality and the protection of women and girls rising gain momentum. The birth of SDGs has further provided a multi sectoral approach to the global development agenda, with governments, civil society and private sector eager to play a role in the […]

Archlove Takunda Tanyanyiwa | April 30, 2019
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Abortion

CSW Wrap-Up

Today was the last day of the Conference on the Status of Women here at the UN. And looking back, I think a lot of great discussion was had. People are largely united in the values that we hold. Whether you find yourself more to the political left or political right, there are a few […]

Jordan Mabe | March 23, 2019
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CSW

“Creating a Healthy Environment for Empowering Women”

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a snake eating its own tail. And as I sat through several sessions and side events at the UN today for CSW, the image of the Ouroboros kept popping into my head. Many of the issues and discussions brought up today were essentially in conflict with each other. […]

Jordan Mabe | March 19, 2019
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Africa

Gender Equality: An Opportunity to Complement not to Compete

The wave of equality is significantly growing worldwide. Historically, the equality gap has been visible but never discussed, with men occupying influential positions in society whilst women were confined to peripheral roles in the socioeconomic spectrum. While there will always be biological differences between women and men, equality of choice, opportunities and participation is never […]

Archlove Takunda Tanyanyiwa | March 7, 2019
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Africa

Quality Education: An Important Cog for Sustainable Global development

It is true that quality education is one of the important ways of creating a progressive and adaptive society to change and development. In the modern-day world, the narrative to access to education is linked to a complex combination of interrelated life facets, providing the much-needed hype to invest in education and the empowerment of […]

Archlove Takunda Tanyanyiwa | February 18, 2019
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Abortion

Bill S.240

New York has just passed legislature updating their current laws on Abortion. Some argue that this is a monumental step in protecting reproductive health rights and others claim that it is a moral atrocity. There are many articles stating that this legislature allows for abortion up to birth and strips all rights away from infants. […]

Jordan Mabe | January 24, 2019
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Africa

What is African feminism? An introduction

The African female is vastly different from the Western female given the different socio-economic, political and cultural structures. Further the African female is viewed to have somewhat different preconditions from the Western Female, such as war, poverty, illness, illiteracy and so on. Therefore it has emerged that in the plight for female empowerment the African […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | January 14, 2019
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