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ANTI-TRAFFICKING DAY

The United Nations recognizes July 30th as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which simply means that this day is meant to alert people of the seriousness of this heinous offense and it helps bring more awareness to this crime. Although there are many great organizations out there, who are combating trafficking head on, […]

Marishia Allie | August 7, 2019
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Human Rights

H O M E L E S S IN NYC

As a native New Yorker, and just as a majority of New Yorkers who live within the city and commute daily either on the subway or the bus, I see many homeless people on the streets begging for money or food, as well as homeless people in the subways sharing their stories by writing it […]

Marishia Allie | July 29, 2019
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Africa

S U D A N

In Khartoum Sudan, has been a hot topic recently for many reasons. Since the end of Omar Al-Bashir’s 30-year rule has been ousted, many protests have been taken over the streets calling out for freedom, peace and justice. More recently, many women protestors have been taking action in protests and have been extremely vocal in […]

Marishia Allie | July 10, 2019
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Human Rights

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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