Expanding the Discourse on Menstruation in the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Agendas If 2015 was the year the period went public, 2018 was the year menstruation won its spotlight at the United Nations. From the Commission on the Status of

What should a city do if half of its population cannot access a public service? It sounds like a somewhat outlandish question, but for Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, this question highlights a frustrating reality. Although the city has

Each of the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has special relevance for the world’s 500 million indigenous people. They are among the world’s poorest and most alienated from public decision-making. Yet, they are increasingly using international forums

The challenge of universal education is huge. And much bigger than expected. There are many ways to address the root problems, but Bridge International Academies has a teaching model that demonstrably works. Bridge goes directly to the heart of the

The new Procter & Gamble/Gillette advert “The best men can be” concerning "toxic masculinity" itself proved toxic for some. Piers Morgan - the Good Morning Britain presenter - tweeted: “I've used Gillette razors my entire adult life but this absurd virtue-signalling PC

Imagine spending half your salary to purchase water — water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Juleha, a 37-year-old woman from a coastal town in Indonesia, did more than imagine it. She lived it. Juleha paid up to half her earnings

When someone says the word ageism – what jumps into your mind? Does the image of an old and frail person pop into your head?  Or do you think about an older worker being overlooked for a job? As often as

The Impakter team,  deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash near Addis Ababa, joins the Secretary-General of the United Nations in conveying their heartfelt sympathies and solidarity to the victims’ families and loved ones, including those of

Since publishing my first book seven year ago, I have spent much time speaking before a diversity of audiences on the subject of sustainability. Over the course of hundreds of conversations, people have opened up about the role of individual

The Right to Health is guaranteed under Article 25 of the UDHR and in other regional human rights instruments, statutes, conventions as well as in the national constitutions of many African countries. However, there seems to be a lack of

Science for Sustainable Development: An Old Relationship Reshaped The connection between science, the consolidation of peace, and the pursuit of human welfare is not new. In November 1945, the UNESCO Constitution adopted an already commonly accepted idea that cooperation in

Higher education in Nigeria is hitting the wall of demographics. Nigeria has the largest population of black people in the world with current estimates ranging from 166 to 199 million people. It also has one of the world’s most youthful

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