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June 21, 2020
Covid19 Recession

COVID-19 and Feminism- Part 3 

Coronavirus Recession and its impact on women  With more than a third of the global population under lockdown, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon the largest global recession in history.1 Halt in production decreased business, and trade all across the globe has led to a significant contraction in the world economy, which International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced as a ‘deep recession’. In April’s World Economic Outlook, IMF projects the global output per head contracting by 4.2 percent this year, vastly more […]
May 12, 2020
Coronavirus

COVID-19 and Feminism- Part 1

How the COVID-19 has been affecting women and girls disproportionately? In the span of 5 months, COVID -19 has managed to claim lives of over 280,724 thousand people along with infecting 4.02 million people (till 10 May, 2020). Following the pandemic epicenter in Wuhan, China, the countries across Europe, US, UK and Asia Pacific are reeling badly. While most of the countries are dealing the global pandemic with ‘lockdown’, some are preparing to get back on their shoes with careful […]
March 6, 2020
Viola Desmond

Revisiting inspiration: Viola Desmond, symbol of resistance to Canadian racial discrimination.

Among many inspiring women in the world, who have not only fought fearlessly against the range of social discrimination, but also paved the path for future generations to walk freely, Viola Desmond is one of the immemorial names. Born in 1914, Viola Desmond was an African-Canadian businesswoman who first confronted the racial discrimination that Black Nova Scotians were used to of facing in Canada. With her simple act of refutation to sit in a segregation space in a public theater, […]
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 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 […]
July 24, 2018

Margaret Hamilton, the woman who landed Man on the Moon

It is thanks to a woman that Man was able to walk on the Moon. Long unknown, Margaret Hamilton was the source leading to the success of the Apollo 11 mission, but also to the development of computer software. Without her, Neil Amstrong and Buzz Aldrin probably would not have walked on the moon. Her name remained unknown for a long time; however, the United States government rewarded Margaret Hamilton for her services 47 years later. By helping to develop […]
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