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  • Flowers. Photo by OrniCosa on Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

    Lost in a literate-designed-world

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    Eight o’clock at night. An indigenous community in central Mexico surrounded by verdant mountains. The moon is set brightly yellow, as it became the only light to illuminate the small houses spread across the large hills. Tomasa ran across the grasslands with her slippers in hand. Barefoot, since that way […]

  • A Silent Crime: Violence Against Women in Melanesia

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    The transition from subsistence to a cash economy is pushing Melanesian women into the workforce. The issue is not just about what is gained and what is lost but about challenging the discriminatory practices that suppress women from exercising their human rights.  Violence Against Women (VAW) is a silent crime that is […]

  • Does the Military Have a Gender?

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    The Military: A Male Institution by Definition “The military, the defence forces have no gender. Military only has power, the capability to fight, authority and social prestige. The unity of the defence forces does not know gender or age. There are female soldiers and there are male soldiers. Professional competence, […]

  • Ugandan Women On The Move

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    World over, women have always worked. But most of their work has been unrewarded. Yet, women too contribute to economic growth. In Uganda, women work as smallholder farmers, school teachers, domestic workers, chief executives, politicians, nurses, volunteers, doctors, taxi drivers, mothers, carpenters; child care workers, and business owners among others. […]

  • Sexism at the Olympics: A primer

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    The 2012 London Olympic Games will be remembered as a turning point for female athletes. For the first time all 204 participating nations sent women, moreover, these are the first games in which medals were to women awarded in all sports, including boxing. However, the Games still reveal an inherent […]