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My Period Story Will Change Perceptions

By Regina Afanwi Young In honor of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Regina Afanwi Young shares how we can break taboos around menstruation and support girls with the resources they need. Talking about menstruation has always been a difficult task in my community. Most women were never educated about menstruation and…

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How Organisations can embrace Innovation Technology for Gender Equality and Equity

By Harriet Afandi Innovation technology can play a crucial role in promoting gender equality and equity in organizations. Here are some ways organizations can embrace innovation technology for gender equality and equity: Promote flexible work arrangements: Organizations can leverage technology to enable remote work, flexible working hours, and job-sharing options.…

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Raising the Age of Consent-Protecting Young People in the EU

By Teonicaa The current minimum age of consent for sexual activity in the European Union varies from country to country, with some setting it as low as 14 years old. There is a growing movement to increase the minimum age of consent to 16 years old, in line with the…

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Here's How to Address Menstrual Poverty

By Jefiter Mang Many girls are still kept back by menstrual myths and restrictions caused by culture and religion. Many of them miss school because they can't afford menstrual sanitary products. They are seen as unclean and are not supposed to mingle with people during their periods. Menstrual poverty is…

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How I Help People with Disabilities Thrive

By Nain Yuh Nain Yuh's organization leverages evidence-based research to create financial opportunities for families of children with disabilities in Cameroon. “I didn't know caring for my great-grandmother was preparing me for a career working with people with disabilities. But as I grew up, I loved the idea of touching…

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UKRAINE: My Testimony as a Ukrainian Refugee

Valeriia Ivanova, before the war. At almost 16, Valeriia Ivanova fled Ukraine with her mother and sister, leaving her father behind. She narrates her story and vows to return to rebuild her country.  But even as I know that we will win and millions of Ukrainians will return home, I…

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Tech Helps Girls Rise Above the Pandemic

CAROLYN SEAMAN from Nigeria Carolyn shares how safely connecting girls to technology can help build future leaders. “At Girls Voices, we raise disruptive girl leaders who will demand their seats at the table.” Digital tools have completely transformed my life and my ways of getting things done. From online meetings…

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My Vision of a Gender Neutral World

SUSHMITA DAS from India "Change begins when society keeps the women at the heart of it" Namaste, I Sushmita Das belong to a country where we are taught to worship women as we consider that women are the incarnation of the Goddess. Regrettably many have become ignorant of the fact…

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CAMEROON: My Best Friend Was Married at Age 12. I Advocate for Girls’ Rights in Her Honor.

By LIZ LUM from Cameroon After her best friend was suddenly forced from school to marry, Liz Lum speaks up about injustices and harmful practices done to women and girls. “I won't stop until girls are seen as more than just their reproductive organs. I won't stop until girls are…

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Your Cultural Identity is a hidden Treasure

Under the pressure of protest and chaos, I calmly provided healthcare to a white police officer just shot by an African American suspect. I remained an astute professional when called a Jamaican b**ch while nursing an angry patient back to good health. And, I grew a friendship with the person…

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