Tag Archives: Education

“It is not a dream, it is a duty”

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Fatou Lo attended the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as a teenaged youth delegate. Today, she is the Deputy Representative of UN Women in Sudan. If I needed a reminder that time is passing by quickly, this year and next would serve that purpose. It is hard to [...]
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Fighting the spirits, to defend and protect

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Photo courtesy of Monica Paulus Accusations of sorcery are widespread in the communities of the highlands in Papua New Guinea. Often for deaths or illness, for theft or accident, the cause is believed to be sorcery, with the villain more often than not being allegedly a woman. Protecting many such wrongly [...]
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Relevant yesterday relevant today

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Mtisunge Kachingwe is a 23-year-old young woman from Malawi working as a doctor at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. I work for the YWCA of Malawi and in one of our Branches, a 12-year-old girl, called Chikumbutso approached the counsellors late one afternoon to share her predicament. Her mother was forcing [...]
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Putting women at the forefront of climate change and disaster response in the Pacific

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Fijian solar engineer Reapi Waitaleca with her trainee, Kadavu, 2013. Photo: UN Women/Laura Cleary Reapi Waitaleca is a grandmother in the village of Nabouwalu on the Fijian island of Kadavu. She is also a trained solar engineer who has installed solar panels for all the households in her village and established [...]
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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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