November 2015

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

Why taxing tampons is bad for the world

Irise International works to support the education and empowerment of women and girls in East Africa through addressing the neglected issue of menstrual hygiene management. In this series of blogs, we look at how menstrual hygiene can affect all girls in a range of cultures

Violence against child brides

We don’t know much about the lives of child brides. But we do know that married girls are often subject to sexual, physical and psychological abuse by their husbands. Child brides are the poorest girls in the poorest communities. While culture and tradition sometimes play

Education Combats Gender Based Violence

Amidst today’s global turmoil, let us not overlook the ongoing gender based violence impacting women and girls on a daily basis.  One-third of women in the world have been beaten, forced into sex, or abused.  One in five will become a victim of rape or

Giving Thanks For the Care That Saved My Son’s Life

I did not give birth in Tanzania, although some people had asked me if I would, given my professional focus on maternal healthcare in the country. Despite impressive improvements being made to the quality of care in Tanzanian facilities by Kupona Foundation’s sister organization, CCBRT,

Ensuring Girls are Empowered to Avoid Post-Colonial Pitfalls

Our recent work with strengthening resilience in rural Kenya has brought to light an important issue on women’s empowerment: the lasting impact of colonial rule that continues to hinder women’s full leadership capacity and capabilities. This has forced us to take a step back and

SDG 16: Promoting Peace for All

The penultimate Goal of the new Sustainable Development Goals focuses on peace and justice, calling for the global community to “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. Targets

Ending GBV: Shifting The Narrative To The Men

The theme for this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is prevention.We are not only raising awareness during the 16 days of activism, but also discussing ways to permanently eradicate violence against women. Gender Based Violence (GBV) is non-discriminatory of race,

When girls become refugees

The Norwegian Refugee Council estimates that there are over 60 million displaced people in the world. This number is constantly growing: every two seconds another human being is forced to flee. According to International Medical Corps, there are currently 7.6 million Syrian refugees. The United

Investing in children is the best investment we can make

Today, 20 November, marks Universal Children’s Day, observed around the world to bring attention to the many issues still facing children all over the world, but also to celebrate the immense potential and power that lies within them. The date, 20 November, marks the day

Future Planning for Young People

On November 7, 2015 I will have had my current contraceptive implant for exactly two years. I love my implant, to say the least!  I got my implant put in after I gave birth to my lovely daughter, who is now 2 years old. What

Girls’ Globe interviews Ashlee Wells Jackson

  Ashlee Wells Jackson is a photographer, the founder of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project, and a mother of three premature children – Xavier, born at 28 weeks and now 10 years old, and twin girls, Nova (in the pictures) and Aurora, who were born

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