Thursday, August 17, 2017
Strong black woman myth

The hidden dangers behind the strong black woman myth

You’ve probably heard about a mythical being popularly known as the strong black woman. She’s tough, independent, indestructible and shoulders burdens on her own...

Special Report: Bridging Africa’s gender gap

For the past decade, Africa has experienced strong growth with an average of 5% a year. The continent has also witnessed progress towards gender...

How the duty to be beautiful is making young girls feel like failures

From the daily application of high-tech lotions and potions to non-surgical procedures such as botox, fillers and peels, the beauty industry is booming like...

Selfie culture isn’t the root of all evil

The idea that selfies are somehow damaging our mental health is spreading. There is concern that...

Yes, the Grenfell Tower fire is political – it’s a failure of many governments

One of the key functions of the state is to protect its citizens. Much of the debate in the UK’s recent general election focused...

Singer Annie Lennox calls for solidarity to help most vulnerable women

The challenges women face in the developing world, such as poor education and health care, child marriage and female genital mutilation may seem insurmountable,...

Islam and feminism are not mutually exclusive

Islam is not unique in having theological interpretations that centre on men. Christian, Jewish and Buddhist women (and men) have grappled with...

What does a CEO look like? New female “foundation 500” list challenges stereotypes

From a Peruvian trout farm manager to the head of an Indonesian meatball company, a list of 500 women entrepreneurs in emerging markets was...

Tanzanian albino children attacked for body parts, get new limbs in the US

Emmanuel Rutema couldn't keep the smile off his face as he tested out his new prosthetic arm and promptly knocked himself on the nose."Be...

Unequal rights for indigenous, rural women endanger forest lands

Inadequate rights for indigenous and rural women are jeopardising forests and common lands across the globe as demand for land and resources grows, underlining...

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