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A picture of a small girl riding on a burned skeleton of a motorcycle in Myanmar.

Children of Myanmar – A Traumatized Generation

In the midst of ashes, formerly her home and village, this wee girl attempts to normalize her world with a game of make-believe motorcycle ride. The scene, surreal as it is, is but one example of the destruction and horror inflicted on Burmese people –

Photo of period blood in underwear with the words c'est la vie. Cover photo for gender-inclusive language around periods post.

We Need to Talk About Periods in a More Inclusive Way

The concepts of gender and sexuality are evolving at a decent pace to make the world more gender-fluid. Yet, the topic of ‘menstruation’ is still fraught with cissexism – or the discrimination against transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals.

The language we use is important.

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Your Words and Your Vote

Over the 48 hours since the news broke about the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, I have cried, screamed, talked with many people, considered the various actions I can now take, and then began taking them. This post is one of those actions.

She Survived Cancer—and Then Had to Battle Iatrogenic Fistula

Use your voice to support women who have survived the unthinkable. Esther is a 41-year-old mother of five from the town of Bariadi, in the Simiyu region of Tanzania. In 2017, she experienced a life-changing event. She began suffering from excruciating pain in her stomach

Cover photo: Bans off our Bodies. Protest against abortion ban in US

Bans Off Our Bodies – A Poem for Women’s Liberation

They seek to curtail our reproductive freedom,
strip pregnant women of reproductive agency,
thwart pro-choice legislation,
shut down abortion clinics,
try to convince us that our bodies are not ours to keep.

That our personhood and bodily autonomy are conditional.

Cover Image: Buddhist Nunneries as Safe Havens in Myanmar

Buddhist Nunneries as Safe Havens in Myanmar

The United Nations’ humanitarian relief agency says the number of people displaced within strife-torn Myanmar has for the first time exceeded 1 million, with well over half of those losing their homes. The military junta destroys a village, with the villagers forced to flee, leaving

Cover photo: The epidemic of Men's violence

Men Need to Take Responsibility for the Epidemic of Men’s Violence

From domestic violence to mass shootings, men’s violence takes a deadly toll every day. Men’s violence has become mainstream in every corner of the world. It has been normalized through the Internet, social media, movies, computer games, TV and porn. The World Health Organization estimates

[NEW VIDEO] What Truly Youth-Led Design and Advocacy Looks Like

When young people have access to the right resources and platforms, they can achieve anything. The West Africa Adolescent Girls Summit, designed and led by youth for youth, proved that when participants stood in front of the Vice President of Liberia with clear demands for

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Why We Need an Integrated Response to Period Poverty in Pandemics

When household incomes are constricted, often luxury items, and even period products, are deprioritised. This impacts an individual’s ability to attain menstrual health – and the risk of experiencing period poverty. So, how is COVID-19 impacting period poverty? What can be done to address period poverty during this pandemic?

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Forced to Flee Myanmar – Reflecting on the Crisis in Karenni State

Over the past year, more military attacks have been launched against civilians in Myanmar than in Syria, Yemen, Iraq or Afghanistan – according to figures compiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, which also designated the country as the world’s deadliest place

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