The dancers who joined him were given the chance to express their individual personalities and bodies in a collective process. Soon a new form of body language appeared in the Sri Lankan scene, creating a common space where no boundaries existed anymore.
Women in Palestine face serious challenges to gender equality, and many fear rape, domestic violence, economic uncertainty, and discrimination. The Ma’an Network, an independent, non-profit media organization, is aiming to address these issues by airing television programs that teach the general public, raise awareness about violence against women, and create behaviour change.
For much of my life, International Women’s Day has been an honourable but distant commemoration. The UN established the day in 1975 to promote women’s rights globally, but from my comfortable Canadian vantage point the problems facing women in the rest of world lacked the substance of reality.
Bees have been domesticated for thousands of years in one fashion or other. Their honey provides us with a bounty of nutrients and sugars that are hard to find in such abundance elsewhere in nature. Their service as pollinators is one of the most beneficial contributions that any species makes to the survival of the human race. These assets …
Femme International, a small NGO that began working in Kenya less than two years ago, is one of few international organizations that focuses primarily on menstrual health and hygiene education for young women. They are now expanding to create a Boys Health Education program that teaches about sexually transmitted infections, proper male hygiene practices, male anatomy, and the importance of consent and building healthy, respectful relationships.
In Swaziland, the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (November 25th) was the kick off to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign in which SWAGAA and many other NGOs participated. Unfortunately, this annual event has been going on for years because the problem has not been solved.
Fostering Open eXpression among Youth (FOXY) is an arts-based sex-education program conceived in 2011 by Candice Lys to empower young women in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The program allows young women to explore, share and learn about sexual health, sexuality, and relationships through theatre, storytelling, and other arts.
Thanks to the HERfinance project, low-income women in Brazil, India, Indonesia and Mexico now have a fighting chance to gain financial savvy, protect their savings and pull themselves and their families out of poverty.
A young woman moves from her village and takes a factory job in the big city to support her family. After working long hours, she returns exhausted to her crowded dorm room. She doesn’t always sleep well, good nutrition is sometimes difficult and she falls ill often. Such is the plight of millions of female factory workers in developing nations.