For the first time this year’s award deals with gender based violence, the most appalling crime against humanity. It is a strong voice condemning rape and other sexual assaults of women particularly as a weapon in military conflict and war. This unspeakably terrible brutality is often systematically used to threaten innocent people and to break […]
Promoting Gender Equality through Quality Public Education Systems and Services Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Education is essential in achieving gender equality. Education can ensure better health outcomes for women and girls, reduce child marriage, narrow the pay gap and empower women […]
Political and legal context: Chapter 1, Article 1.3 of the United Nations Charter identifies one of the organization’s purpose is to achieve international cooperation through ‘promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion (United Nations, 1945)’. The 193 members of the […]
By Lisa Lunga, National Youth Co-ordinator Women’s Comfort Corner Foundation conducted a Monitoring and Mentoring session on 02nd of January 2019 – 03rd of January, 2019 at Epworth High School, Harare. The purpose was to assess the impact of WCCF training programme conducted in November – December 2018 during the sixteen days of activism. There were […]
#MeToo THEN WHAT? When the original #MeToo wave began in the US, though there was support, there was for the most part silence in India. Women in the film industry, while admitting to the presence of a casting couch were, for the most part reluctant to name names because they felt that their standing in […]
India’s LGBT community is celebrating an historic victory. On September 6 The Country’s Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law criminalizing same-sex conduct as unconstitutional.
Through the story, Singh highlights the problems little girls from the cities face when the loos they are presented with are stinky and wet
In 2018 the International Alliance of Women framed areas of concern for women across the globe. A focus has been put on the challenges of Indigenous women in Canada and their struggle with violence directed toward them.
Marathi translation of World Health Organization’s Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG)
According to the World Health Organization, mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are common in all regions of the world, affecting every community and age group across all income countries. While 14% of the global burden of disease is attributed to these disorders, most of the people affected – 75% in many low-income countries – […]