January 2020

Here’s what we could find on the subject.
Why We Need Trauma Sensitive Media by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Media & Journalism

It seems that media coverage of highly sensitive topics, such as war-time sexual violence, is not always about educating the public and empowering the speaker. Instead, it is about shock and entertainment.

Diversity in Beauty is neither a Trend nor a Threat by Chante Moos for Girls' Globe

Diversity in Beauty is neither a Trend nor a Threat

For the first time in history, all of the major beauty pageant titles are held by black women. For the first time ever, young black and brown girls can see themselves represented in a space that had previously excluded them.

The women winning these pageants are being praised for embracing features that have not always been considered ‘beautiful’. During her final statement at Miss Universe 2019, South Africa’s very own Zozibini Tunzi said:

“I grew up in a world where someone who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think it’s time that it stops.”

Is there Light at the End of the Tunnel for Women in Sudan?

Is there Light at the End of the Tunnel for Women in Sudan?

Despite ongoing challenges, the future is beginning to look brighter for the women of Sudan. Unlike in previous years, Sudan’s women welcomed the 2019 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign. The campaign was even acknowledged by Prime Minister Hamdok himself, setting a completely different tone to that of his predecessor.

The Global Movement Against the Tampon Tax

Starting January 1, 2020, the sales taxes or value added tax (VAT) on menstrual products has been reduced from 17% to 9% in Germany. The change has been welcomed and celebrated across the world by advocates for menstrual equity and the elimination of sales taxes that mark menstrual products as luxury items.

Finding My Voice & Protecting Girls from FGM/C

I work as a community facilitator with Amref Health Africa in Marsabit County, Kenya. The project is called Koota Injena, which means “come, let’s talk”. We work within four communities – the Borana, the Gabra, the Rendile, and the Samburu – to end FGM/C and early and forced marriage, and to redefine the value of girls.

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