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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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 Monica Islam The People’s Republic of China, although an economic powerhouse, is no stranger to accusations of human rights abuses in the country. For instance, from an environmental perspective, China is the world’s top pollutant emitter. Nearly 60,000 people die due to water pollution every year in China. Other concerns are hostility towards religious …

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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 There are no better people in the world than the Jews and why Hitler doesn’t think so is a mystery to me. They contribute to every society they live in, and most of all, they are a deeply religious people. Miss Gates in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee Did …

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“I believe the children are our future…” Whitney Houston, Greatest Love of All by Adedoyin Ajayi Citizens constitute the true wealth of a nation. Human resources comprise the active factors of production responsible for corralling the passive factors (land, physical capital, technology) to build societies, develop institutions, create wealth, and add value. Consequently, a nation …

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by Ruhamah Ifere Women and girls are on the run for their lives in Nigeria.  This is alarmingly so because in 2023, 30 million women and girls are still experiencing gender based violence in the country according to Action Aid. One in two women report that they or a woman they know have experienced violence …

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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 …

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