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Women mobilize to halt the spread of ebola in Sierra Leone

TweetCross-posted from UN Women “Don’t touch!” warns feisty 3-year-old M’ballu Jalloh when her friend tries to draw her into a childhood game. Her apprehension reveals the level of awareness that even children now have about the Ebola Virus Disease in the town of Kailahun, in eastern Sierra Leone near the borders of Guinea and Liberia. [...]
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At the frontlines, Liberian women adopt new strategies in Ebola response

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Radio host Justice Clarke and his guests sit in a semi-circular United Nations radio studio for a live discussion of ‘Ebola and Stigma’. This is a special edition of the UN Women-sponsored 12th Man radio talk-show, produced in partnership with UN Radio in Liberia — a show devoted to promoting men’s [...]
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Safer markets for Pacific women vendors

TweetCross-posted from UN Women It may not have been a regular part of her everyday business, but it seemed interesting so she decided to go along. For market vendor Rose Starlyn, attending a series of UN Women-run workshops in April and May 2014 in Honiara, the capital city of her native Solomon Islands, turned out [...]
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The Thank You Note, or Invisible Sites of Affective Labor

TweetIt’s taken me a while to fully appreciate the exact meaning of affective labor—that is, work we perform in everyday life to produce positive emotional experiences for other people.  Sure, I’m aware that feminists have used it for some time to explain invisible labor within the home, specifically that performed by married women.  Then again, [...]
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Women Are People Too Goddammit!

TweetSo there are a lot of things that get me hot and bothered, and not in the good way (though that would be much more fun to write about). Things such as people that say “checkings account” instead of “checking account” because I’m a bank teller and fuck you there is not an “s” at [...]
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