April 2020

Here’s what we could find on the subject.
Míriam Hatibi on Activism Against Islamophobia by We Belong for Girls' Globe

Míriam Hatibi on Activism Against Islamophobia

For the third episode of We Belong Podcast, we take you to Spain to meet Míriam Hatibi. Míriam is an activist against racism and islamophobia and the author of ‘Look Me in the Eye’ and ‘Leila’.

Connection & Compassion in the Smallest Encounters

We know, and feel, that this crisis is changing our relationships in many ways. But what about the relationships we have with the few people we pass on the way to the supermarket, in the metro, or out on a run? What has changed in these smallest of encounters with our fellow humans? It seems to me that the way we engage and relate to strangers on the street is changing, too.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Rights in Kenya by Safe Action Abortion Fund for Girls' Globe

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun-damental Rights in Kenya

Imagine waking up one morning with a really bad flu. Your immediate recourse would be to take fluids and maybe some medication. Should a sore throat develop, you might take cough syrup or lozenges. Commonly here in Kenya, a ‘dawa’ (a hot drink of honey,

Bellamy on Amplifying the Voices of Afroitalians by We Belong for Girls' Globe

Bellamy on Amplifying the Voices of Afroitalians

For the second episode of We Belong Podcast, we take you to Milan, Italy, for a special remote interview with Bellamy – a model, blogger, activist and the founder of Afroitalian Souls.

Illustration of the Covid-19 virus

What You Need to Know about Sex and COVID-19

COVID-19 is a serious disease. Everyone should take the recommended preventive measures to minimize the risk of exposure and the spread of the virus. We all know this means washing hands frequently with soap and water, avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough,

3 Gendered Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic by Gabrielle Rocha Rios for Girls' Globe

3 Gendered Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic

While the full impact of this pandemic cannot be fully articulated yet, evidence from previous global crises indicates that the impacts of disease outbreaks are not gender-neutral.

Crises such as pandemics and natural disasters can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities. Successful efforts to address and mitigate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will require considerations of its gendered impacts.

We Belong Podcast Episode 1: Social Justice in France with Inès Seddiki on Girls' Globe

Inès Seddiki on Social Justice in the French Suburbs

Inès is a young French-Moroccan activist and Corporate Social Responsibility professional living in the suburbs of Paris. In the 1980s, her parents immigrated to France in pursuit of ideals of liberty and equality. However, Inés faced injustice from a very young age, and it motivated her to take action.

Abuse & Violence Rates Rise Amid Global Lockdowns by Tariro Mantsebo for Girls' Globe

Abuse & Violence Rates Rise Amid Global Lockdowns

The pandemic is creating an environment of high stress, anxiety and depression for millions of people. It’s taking an economic and social toll. It is also leading to increased rates of domestic violence. In times of crisis or natural disaster, children’s and women’s health and safety are the most severely compromised. In our current situation, this pattern is compounded by limited access to safe centers, shelters and health services.

Nurses and Midwives Can Make Abortions Safer in India by SAAF for Girls' Globe

Nurses & Midwives Can Make Abortions Safer in India

On this World Health Day, the World Health Organization commemorate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by highlighting the indispensable contribution of nurses and midwives to health systems worldwide. In that spirit, we hope to recognise their efforts by advocating for their inclusion in rights-affirming abortion service delivery.

Intersectionality: from Theory to Practice by Girls' Globe

Intersectionality: from Theory to Practice

In a lot of mainstream feminist media, culture and conversation, intersectionality has become a buzzword. But what does it actually mean, and how does it relate to gender equality? To understand more, we spoke to Mpho Elizabeth Mpofu.

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