Archive for 'human rights'
Today is Human Rights day and the last of 16 days of activism to end violence against women. Around 140 million women are living with the effects of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). In Africa alone, there are around three million girls who are undergoing the practice of FGM/C each year. This doesn’t even include the [...]
As we approach International Women's Day, it is appropriate to reflect on how well we are doing in assuring the human rights of women worldwide. In these complicated economic and political times, it is clear that women are bearing a disproportionate burden of poverty, ill heath, gender based violence, and hunger. Yet despite these facts, [...]
A hundred years ago today, women across the world took a historic step on the long road to equality. The first ever International Women's Day was called to draw attention to the unacceptable and often dangerous working conditions that so many women faced worldwide. Although the occasion was celebrated in only a handful of countries, [...]
‘Ooooh! That’s the wicked mother-in-law’. ‘And that’s the smooth talker, but who’s the other one? I’m sure I’ve seen him in one film or the other’. There were a lot of whispers as the actors and their friends walk into the hall. This must be a different turf for them. The actors were at the [...]