Teen mothers in Seke Rural, a constituency of Zimbabwe, are speaking out about how society stigmatises and ostracizes them. The teen mothers spoke during a decision makers' dialogue held by Shamwari Yemwansikana (Exclusive Friend Of the Girl Child). They expressed

What do we read about in the media when it comes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Pacific? There have been fears expressed lately by the UN that the SDGs are not being met-- at all-- in the

The Gambia, one of the smallest countries in Africa with a population of under 2 million people, has set up a Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) to investigate the atrocities and abuse of human rights endured by Gambians during

After twelve years of working as an advocate in the environmental and LGBT human rights movements, I started a career in the climate field in 2009. Nine years later I entered the energy field. I have learned a few things

The increased use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the past decade has led to the rise of a new form of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Due to the escalating use of technology and the internet, women are more vulnerable

In the case of a divorce in Kenya today, a female spouse is not automatically entitled to half of the couple’s marital property. The Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA Kenya) last year challenged the constitutionality of section 7

In dealing with past human rights abuses and upholding standards of respect for human rights, the Gambia’s transition from an abusive regime to a democracy must also entail justice for victims of gender-based violence. The most illustrative example of addressing

When I was younger, my mother would not allow my siblings and me to sit at the dining table before my father arrived home for dinner. And, in his presence, only my brother could speak. I was always outspoken and

Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. This goal remains as relevant and critical as when the UN first launched the SDGs in 2015. UNESCO reports that 31

Now more than ever, women are at the forefront of social change and innovation.  And there's an urgent need to bring a gender perspective in all domains, including science diplomacy. The importance of gender equality and women empowerment has been

When we typically think of startup financing, we think of venture capital, angel investors, seed rounds, Shark Tank, etc. There are other ways to pursue your passion and build a business, especially in the world of impact investing and social

If Central America were China, then Ixil would be its Tibet. It’s hard-to-reach and therefore has been protected and able to flourish as a Mayan Heartland for millennia. Hundreds of hamlets separated by endless peaks and recesses of fertile land

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