If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms

UNITED NATIONS, New York/KATETE, Zambia/OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – “As a female traditional leader, my aim is to be a role model within my chiefdom. I want to ensure that we collectively challenge social and traditional norms and practices that negatively affect our women and girls,” said Kawaza, chieftainess of the Chewa people. Chieftainess Kawaza leads more than 650Continue reading “If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms”

Two million more girls might be tortured with female genital mutilation just because of COVID-19

Like a fire through dry grass, COVID-19 seems to burn the most quickly through communities that are already suffering. In Somalia, a country ranked 194th out of 195 on the Global Health Security Index, this is evident in the massive spike in female genital mutilation, or FGM, that has been recorded since the beginning ofContinue reading “Two million more girls might be tortured with female genital mutilation just because of COVID-19”

Children on the Frontline

COVID-19 Increases Suffering of Children in Conflict UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2020 (IPS) – The current coronavirus pandemic is having a profound affect on children in conflict zones — with girls especially being at higher risk of violence and sexual health concerns. “For adolescent girls specifically, these disruptions can have profound consequences, including increased rates of pregnancy andContinue reading “Children on the Frontline”

Unsung Heroines: Who Cares for the Caregivers?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 11 2020 (IPS) – Even before Covid-19, the world was facing a care crisis. The plight of often neglected, under-appreciated, under-protected and poorly equipped ‘frontline’ health personnel working to contain the pandemic has drawn attention to the tip of the care crisis iceberg. Rising care work burden Ageing populations as well asContinue reading “Unsung Heroines: Who Cares for the Caregivers?”

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