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Posts Tagged ‘Women’

Changing narratives: Beyond other rooms for African women

Projekthope photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   “Through her voice I saw a free woman, down on her land, a woman who knew how to kill her own chickens, hunt her own possum, cut her own cotton, fix her own roof, make her own whiskey, walk in her own shoes, and speak her mind, […]

Energy sector development in British Columbia, Canada putting indigenous women at risk

Photo/Amnesty International   By Amnesty International Decades of unchecked energy sector development and government policy failures have put the lives of indigenous women and girls at risk and strained the social fabric of communities in Canada’s British Columbia province, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.

South Sudan: Deliberate killings by govt troops as UN forces fail to protect civilians

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters   By Amnesty International South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.

South Sudan Plan on ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

Martine Perret/UN   By Peter Louis The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the […]

Horrors of War: Growing violence against women during conflict

Stuart Price/UN   By Anant Mishra   Introduction   Violence against women during conflicts is an issue we have been witnessing for decades, and unfortunately is an issue which we continue to witness even today.

Govt inaction on inequality means women work four years longer than men

Jenny Vaughan/Mercy Corps   By Alpha Jallow According to new figures released today by international NGO ActionAid, women are working an average of four years longer than men during their life, largely because of their greater role in housework and caring for children, the sick and elderly. Around the world governments are failing to take action to deal with […]

Isatou Touray, Gambia’s first female independent Presidential candidate

By Alpha Jallow As Gambia braces itself for the forthcoming presidential elections on 1st December, opposition candidates are discussing the possibility of a single coalition to oust the incumbent Yahya Jammeh. However, one candidate who is getting the attention of the electorate is the first female independent candidate, Dr.Isatou Touray.

UAE delivers emergency aid to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Isaac Kasamani/AFP   By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Arab Emirates has joined UNHCR to provide much needed relief items to South Sudanese refugees currently hosted in northern Uganda.

Trump And His Women!

Mary Altaffer/AP   By Ahmed Tharwat The media’s extensive coverage of Donald Trump’s bizarre insulting of the parents of a Muslim American soldier who was killed in Iraq is overblown.

Last among equals?

By Ayushi Singhal Women and property – A look at succession among Hindus and a recent ray of hope One of the facets of having a secular Constitution in India is ironically that different religions are governed by different rules (personal laws) in matters like marriage, separation and inheritance.

Interview with GreenAid executive director Tabi Joda

By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache Executive director of GreenAid International, Tabi Joda, is from Northen Nigeria. With GreenAid, an international organization, Tabi Joda wants to involve more women in waste management in Northen Nigeria.

IGNITE By Rona Shaffran: A Review

            By  Val B. Russell   Women and men, conjugated verbs in a physical universe. Each individual striving to express the spiritual experience of coupling, through the rise and fall of the clay footed icons of matrimonial union.  One after another, each  is toppled until we are left with only […]

SUMMER READING BOOK REVIEW: SOB by Loria Taylor

        SOB is   Bridget Jones having an affair with Edgar Allen Poe on paper. The somber gloom of Poe and the wry single girl longing for a lasting relationship, mingle in every line and kiss with every comma.

PORN REBORN: Fifty shades of Grey, E.L. James and the new era of social ignorance

                    I’ve seen it dog eared and well worn on a bedside night stand,  also posing as a harmless paper back on a kitchen table already  littered with crayons and assorted coloring books and once peeking out from a handbag carried by a high school girl […]