Tag Archives: Education

Seen, Then Heard

TweetDamn, I look good. Crop top hugging my waist. Suede skirt dangling from my hips. Black leather boots with a three-inch heel; the perfect height. Topped off with a dab of black eye shadow for that smokey eye. Audrey Vardanega is ready. Leather jackets, short dresses, leggings, high heels, rompers, large handbags, dangly earrings, knee-high [...]
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Stories of survivors portrayed by journalists in Georgia

TweetAhead of World Press Freedom Day, a story from Georgia, where actors and playwrights are using interactive verbatim theatre to perform real-life stories produced by journalists trained at a UN Women workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. Cross-posted from UN Women. Actors and playwrights use interactive verbatim theatre to perform real-life stories produced by journalists trained at [...]
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Collecting herstories in Egypt

TweetIn the words of Maissan Hassan, a 29-year-old Egyptian woman who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Studies. She is Programme Manager for the Women and Memory Forum (WMF), a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality. Cross posted from UN Women I grew up listening to my mother’s stories of [...]
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Girls Surviving: Reflections on the Group Home Dynamic

TweetWhen I was sixteen, my mom would leave on Thursday nights to teach playwriting and acting classes to a small group of high school girls at a Group Home in town.  It was a program that her and her friend Carolyn, an actress, had founded and which they called Girls Surviving. I’m going to admit [...]
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In Afghanistan, women and girls strive to get an education

TweetIn a country where education for all remains a challenge, UN Women is supporting efforts to reach women and girls through English classes and trainings in computer skills. On 10 July, the CEDAW Committee will review examines Afghanistan’s first report on progress and challenges towards gender equality. Cross-posted from UN Women “Educating women and girls [...]
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