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April 21, 2019
Sudan Revolution

Women-led revolution overthrows fundamentalist president in Sudan

The month of April in 2019 has been historically remarkable for Sudan as they overthrew longtime president Omar-al-Bashir from power. The military took over the country’s ruling system as a result of elongated protests by the Sudanese. As the Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced Al-Bashir being taken into military custody as per the indiction by International Criminal Court on the charges of committing genocides and crimes against humanity, the country lauded with victory; the victory which was […]
April 13, 2019
Christchurch attack

Role of women in compassionate leadership and peacebuilding

Compassion and resolution make a perfect leader and the kinds that the world needs right now. This was demonstrated excellently by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern while leading the country after one of the historically worst moments of terror- the Christchurch attack. While the world mourned for the gruesome death of over 50 people, it also parallelly praised her for standing up with so much compassion and power. Her speeches and words to condemn the attacker declaring him nameless, […]
March 3, 2019
CSW63

Commission on the Status of Women and its upcoming 63rd session

The 63rd session of CSW is just around the corner, scheduled on 11-22 March to be held in United Nations Headquarters in New York. The 63rd session of CSW is just around the corner, scheduled on 11-22 March to be held in United Nations Headquarters in New York. Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is the priority theme for this week, whereas, the review theme is […]
February 24, 2019
Sierra Leone

Women power against the rape culture in Sierra Leone

The rape culture A girl aged 5 was raped by a 26-year-old relative leaving the victim paralyzed by the waist in Sierra Leone last year. In a similar incident last year where a 6-year-old was raped by a 56-year-old, the rapist was sentenced with just a year of prison. These were just a couple of the 2 579 cases of sexual violence involving minors in 2018 in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has witnessed the rate of sexual violence doubled up […]
February 15, 2019
Jeanne-dArc

Revisited inspiration: Story of Joan of Arc

Revisited inspiration: Story of Joan of Arc History has often placed women at a subordinated level than men; however, there are many women figures who have dared to rise from their ascribed level and inspired millions until date. For this week’s dose of inspiration, we would like to share the historically miraculous story of France’s loved saint, Joan of Arc (Jeane d’Arc) who, through her ‘visions’ of three saints led France to victory during the hundred days of war. Her […]
February 9, 2019

Gender perspectives in world mental health policies

Gender perspectives in world mental health policies Mental health problems are increasingly taking tolls on people’s lives, with one out of every four individuals in America living with Serious Psychological Disorder(SPD) i.e. combination of feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and restlessness adversely impacting  physical well-being. A study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Mental Health highlighted an increase of 18.1% for people living with some kind of mental illness.1From 2013-2017, there was an increase of 47% in depression diagnosis […]
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