Category: Women

Help or Not – Series 2

Anna Carella’s Criticism of The Girl Effect In 2008, the Nike Foundation came out with an initiative called the “Girl Effect.”  My thoughts at that time was that this initiative was a remarkable phenomenon.  It had a catchy video which I have attached below to give you an idea about the initiative, and at the …

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Back to Basics: Kangaroo Care

With new technological advancements and interventions introduced each year, it’s easy to forget that sometimes the simplest methods might be the most effective ones. The growing popularity of “kangaroo care” drives this point home, as some doctors and midwives are advocating a return to the basics when it comes to infant care. Introduced by Dr. …

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Home Birth Politics

Until recently, a midwife or a medical professional could be prosecuted for assisting in a home birth in Hungary. The controversy over home births made international headlines with arrest of Agnes Gereb, an experienced obstetrician who is also considered the main advocate for a woman’s right to choose her delivery location. On March 24th, she …

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No Toilet, No Bride

The World Bank estimates that poor hygiene and a lack of toilets in India have cost the country over $54 billion annually. This economic cost comes in the form of lost tourism, premature deaths, and a reduction in productivity due to illness. In India, 665 million people do not have access to toilets, the largest …

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The Women’s Revolution

A week before the Egyptian revolution began last month, Asmaa Mahfouz, an Egyptian activist, released a vlog that quickly went viral and is widely credited with sparking the protests that eventually ended the thirty-year reign of dictator Hosni Mubarak. In the vlog, Mahfouz challenged any men who did not think women should be protesting to …

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100 Years!!!

Celebrating International Women’s Day Today, March 8, 2011, marks International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of giving women in society an equal footing with men. It is not only a time for men, women and children to reflect on progress and changes made worldwide but it is also a time …

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