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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 her land after the death of her husband. Nearly half a million women get raped during the Rwandan genocide. One thing these scenarios all have in common? Men. But ...

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 three women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime and an everyday atrocity that is not inevitable, but rather a choice made each time by the perpetrator ...

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 ...

Introducing new Blogger, Nancy Saili!

[caption id="attachment_922" align="aligncenter" width="475"] Nancy Saili[/caption] Nancy Saili is a youth mobilizer for global dialogues contest (www.globaldialogues.org) from Solwezi, Zambia. I enjoy reading, travelling, writing, music, art, photography, blogging and drawing. I have a strong ...