by Lillian Efobi The guns continue to roar in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) despite several ceasefires. Is the DRC destined to forever hear the echoes of conflict, or is peace a mirage for the Congolese? Some of the major root causes of the conflict include, but are not limited to: resource exploitation, …

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by Hannah Wakawa Feminism is a concept that has been misunderstood or misinterpreted often times by some women and in most cases the opposite gender. Feminism is not a battle ground that seeks to prove that women are better than men or that men should be subdued for women. Feminism is simply a movement, an …

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by Ainesh Dey The Indian labour market reflects persistent disparities inclusive of occupational segregation, unequal leadership, limited access to leadership roles and the impact of traditional gender norms as byproducts of complex challenges and opportunities shaped by multifarious historical, societal and cultural factors. Over the years, Indian state and central governments have made multiple labour …

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by Monica Islam It is said that giving birth to a child is roughly equivalent to having your 21 bones broken. A woman, who is also deemed to be the “natural care giver”, experiences excruciating pain during childbirth and undergoes several bodily changes, such as sore mammary glands and a loss of appetite or nausea, …

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Katerina Panagi In our rapidly changing global landscape, the advocacy for inclusion has transformed from a mere concept to a critical necessity for building a just and progressive society. The essence of inclusion extends beyond acknowledging differences; it demands actively promoting and embracing diversity, ensuring that every individual, regardless of background, abilities, or characteristics, is …

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by Monica Islam “Ammu, will you sign this parental consent form for me to join the school football club?” asked Faatiha, my 10-year old niece to her mother. Faatiha studies at Bangladesh International Tutorial, a prominent private English-medium school in Gulshan, the heart of Bangladesh. The school has been operational since 1983 and therefore, it …

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by Ruhamah Ifere  On Tuesday, February 6, the International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation will be commemorated globally to essentially create awareness on the effect of Female Genital Mutilation on women and girls. Female Genital Mutilation affects at least 200 million women globally. It is the cutting and removal of parts of …

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by Similoluwa Ifedayo In today’s political and leadership world, the imperative need for increased female representation has become paramount. Women continue to be underrepresented in governmental positions worldwide, despite comprising half of the population. This imbalance and gap impede the effectiveness of decision-making processes, hindering progress on crucial societal issues. A balanced political system is …

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by Monica Islam Patriarchy is defined as “a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.” Much to the dismay of radical feminists, I do not have a problem with this. It is fine for men to lead. Not everyone can be the leader if …

Conventional Patriarchy Hurts Men, Too! Read More »

by Kiyara Manaka Matambanadzo Africa has been trying to catch up with the rest of the world for so long. After decades of war and colonialism, there has been a scramble to bring Africa, particularly the rural areas, into an age of rapid industrialization. But what if Africa’s leaders are missing out on one key …

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