Parenting and Child Development

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

What’s Holding Women Back from Leadership in Medicine?

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first-ever woman in the United States to earn an MD degree. Fast forward to 2021. In many ways, women in medicine have come a long way. There are now more women entering the medical field than ever before. However,

breast ironing. burning stones

Breast Ironing: A Harmful Practice That Spans Generations

Hope shuddered as she thought of what awaited her. Her developing breasts throbbed with excruciating pain, worsened hours ago when her mama had pounded them with hot stones. She’d cried and pled as mama pounded and auntie held her, but it was useless…

#NoChildAlone: Investing in Care for Children

To commemorate Universal Children’s Day 2017, SOS Children’s Villages asked children all over the world to show us how their mom or dad care for them.

Why We’re Not Finding Out the Sex of Our Baby

Just like adults, children are often limited by their sex – which is a problem since all humans have a unique setup of DNA, with differing appearances, personality traits, preferences and interests.

Fathers’ Role in Achieving Gender Equality

Fathers are interested, they want information and they do want to be close to their children. Why then are women still the ones taking on the majority of the responsibility, and what consequences does this have?

State of the World’s Fathers Report Launched

On 9 June 2017 – just ahead of Father’s Day in many countries – Promundo launched the State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action, a publication of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign.

Raising Black Girls: an interview with Vanessa Stair

New York native Vanessa Stair’s experience as a woman of color, raising a child of color, in a non-traditional family is one not documented in the largely white, heterosexual context of the mommy blogger sphere. So she created her own space – www.ChocoLACTmilk.com is a

The Gender Boundaries Imposed on Children in India

Many children worldwide have grown up playing with Barbie dolls and Transformers. You can perhaps guess which children played with which toys. From the time of our birth we are taught the ways in which males and females should conduct themselves. Why does society enforce such restrictions from the moment

Equality Must Start Early

Blog post written by Lisa Öhman, intern at the Girl Child Platform Many of us would agree that gender equality must begin in early ages, but why is this so important? The Swedish School Inspection has now presented a report of their review of preschools’

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

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