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In Mama Eves garden for their weekly postchurch
meeting, some of the local women who vowed to not put their girls through FGM.
International Day of the United Nations Peacekeepers
Human Rights Day in Somalia
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Women protest outside the ECOWAS headquarters during its 39th Summit of the West African on the political crisis in Ivory Coast, in Nigeria's capital Abuja

FGM and Cosmetic Genital Surgery: The Two Faces of the Same Misogynist Coin

Mayar Mohamed Mousa was only 17, and she probably died because of a blood clotting after she underwent a medical operation. But Mousa ...


Dear Men: We Need You: Signed, Feminism

A fifteen year old girl in South Africa gets diagnosed with HIV. A woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) loses the right to ...


SDG Goal 5.2 “Eliminate all Forms of Violence Against all Women and Girls in the Public and Private Spheres”

Gender-based violence is one of the pervasive tragedies of our time. This is a reality captured by the jarring statistic that one in ...


Women and Land: An Endless Struggle?

“When she was born, she belonged to the clan, as was the land. One day her father distributed the land among her brothers, and instead of giving her a plot, he gave her a husband. 'A land given to a woman is a land lost to another family,' he used to say. One day, the husband decided to marry another ...


The Accidental Feminist

By Maghen Quadrini The word feminist used to leave me feeling uncomfortable. I rolled my eyes at friends who were taking gender studies courses, made fun of t-shirts headlining waves of feminism and ignored the many university campaigns centered on the women's movement. Feminism to me seemed to be a ...


The Ethics of Empowerment

There is something inherently wrong with these depictions of women in society: Indian women are becoming more empowered as the country cracks down on violence against women. African women are empowered because of the role technology has played in advancing their mobility. South American women are ...


Let Girls Be Girls.

By: Nancy Saili Growing up my young brother wasn't always the smartest when it came to school. But mum wasn't going to give up on him. She pushed him to a point where she would stay up all night and study/revise with him. I believe this had a lot to do with the fact that he is male. People say "It's ...