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May 11, 2019
Gender gaps in labor market

An overview of Gender gaps in labor market

International Labour day (also called International Workers’ day or May Day) was celebrated on the first of May worldwide. Considered as one of the biggest celebrations of the year, the day is celebrated to mark the Haymarket affair that occurred in Chicago in 1886 on the first of May, where the strike for 8-hours work per day was started. This year, the May Day was celebrated with the theme “Sustainable Pension for all: Role of Social Partners.” Analyzing the labor […]
April 27, 2019
Greta Thunberg

Climate warrior: Greta Thunberg

As 8-year-old Greta learned about climate change reduction through recycling of wastage and plastic alternatives, she was surprised to learn about human’s ability to change the climate conditions of the earth. Sharing in the TED talk in Stockholm in January, she explained how deeply affected she was when she got to learn about deteriorating climate conditions and continuity of human’s choices to further deteriorate it. She could not comprehend that people, despite being aware of the climate crisis, managed to […]
April 21, 2019
Sudan Revolution

Women-led revolution overthrows fundamentalist president in Sudan

The month of April in 2019 has been historically remarkable for Sudan as they overthrew longtime president Omar-al-Bashir from power. The military took over the country’s ruling system as a result of elongated protests by the Sudanese. As the Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced Al-Bashir being taken into military custody as per the indiction by International Criminal Court on the charges of committing genocides and crimes against humanity, the country lauded with victory; the victory which was […]
April 13, 2019
Christchurch attack

Role of women in compassionate leadership and peacebuilding

Compassion and resolution make a perfect leader and the kinds that the world needs right now. This was demonstrated excellently by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern while leading the country after one of the historically worst moments of terror- the Christchurch attack. While the world mourned for the gruesome death of over 50 people, it also parallelly praised her for standing up with so much compassion and power. Her speeches and words to condemn the attacker declaring him nameless, […]
March 3, 2019
CSW63

Commission on the Status of Women and its upcoming 63rd session

The 63rd session of CSW is just around the corner, scheduled on 11-22 March to be held in United Nations Headquarters in New York. The 63rd session of CSW is just around the corner, scheduled on 11-22 March to be held in United Nations Headquarters in New York. Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is the priority theme for this week, whereas, the review theme is […]
February 24, 2019
Sierra Leone

Women power against the rape culture in Sierra Leone

The rape culture A girl aged 5 was raped by a 26-year-old relative leaving the victim paralyzed by the waist in Sierra Leone last year. In a similar incident last year where a 6-year-old was raped by a 56-year-old, the rapist was sentenced with just a year of prison. These were just a couple of the 2 579 cases of sexual violence involving minors in 2018 in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has witnessed the rate of sexual violence doubled up […]
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