Tag Archives: Education

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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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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