Women and girls are underrepresented in science

On 11 February, the United Nations and global partners, including women and girls, marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why does it matter? Recent studies suggest that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will have jobs that do not yet exist. While more girls are attending school than before, girls are … Continue reading Women and girls are underrepresented in science

More Indian farmers are committing suicide

  Several hundred thousands of farmers have committed suicide in the last two decades, driven by poverty and debt following failed harvests. For the families left behind, especially women, the consequences can be harsh. Vijayshree Bhagat didn't know about the recent United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report which said the home was the most … Continue reading More Indian farmers are committing suicide

The kitchen is a forbidden place for all men – President Museveni

    Uganda's President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni recently declared kitchen as a "forbidden place" for men. Image: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President Museveni's statement received huge criticisms in the media because cooking is a basic life skill, and it is more so for the fact that we live in the 21st century when gender stereotypes have … Continue reading The kitchen is a forbidden place for all men – President Museveni

Towards achieving gender equality in the global aviation industry

  In a major step forward for gender equality and gender action in international air transport, ICAO and South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) were joined by over 500 leaders and experts from around the world in Cape Town for the opening of the first-ever Global Aviation Gender Summit. Representing Member States and the entire range … Continue reading Towards achieving gender equality in the global aviation industry

Domestic Violence Law Enacted In China.

Domestic Violence is a legal term used everywhere around the world though the legal interpretation defers. It is the same as any violent or aggressive behavior in a family which includes: spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, battering, or family violence. An act of violence against a room-mate is also seen as domestic violence.  Violence can … Continue reading Domestic Violence Law Enacted In China.