by Ruhamah Ifere Barely 10 days past the 2024 commemoration of International Women’s Day, women and girls in The Gambia are facing a potential infringement of their human rights, ironically, by the institution that ought to promote and protect the rights of girls. There has been an uproar, and rightly so,  since lawmakers in The …

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Written by Adedoyin Ajayi In commemoration of the International Day for Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade – March 25. “Mr. Garner,” she said, “why you all call me Jenny?” “Cause that’s what’s on your sales ticket, gal. Ain’t that your name? What you call yourself?” “Nothing,” she said. Beloved, Toni Morrison …

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by Joshua Kimera              Across the globe, urbanisation continues to surge, leading to the proliferation of informal settlements known as slums. These densely populated areas, characterised by inadequate housing, limited access to basic services, and precarious living conditions, pose significant challenges to sustainable urban development. While slums persist as a pressing issue in many countries, the …

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by Monica Islam As the month of Ramadan begins, there is a renewed vigor in the Muslim community worldwide to achieve peace and unity, to spread happiness and love, and to be mindful of a Superior Being. It is also a time for introspection. Although reformation of the Muslim world is not on the top …

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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 Lillian Efobi Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. In December 2018, January 24th was announced by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Education. The adoption was meant to be a declaration of the role that education plays in peace and development.  Subsequently, this day has …

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