By Grace Broad Photo taken from: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/writer-uuganaa-ramsay-pays-moving-3274134 At the beginning of last week, I met with author and activist Uuganaa Ramsay via Zoom to discuss white privilege, our unconscious bias and her successful book; Mongol. After moving to the UK for her work, Uuganaa has worked as a career advisor in Scotland since 2005. She is all too familiar with the unconscious bias that forces limitation on career opportunities. We discussed why these biases have come to exist and the danger of false perceptions. Much of the problem comes down to the careers we are guided towards at school. A lack of diversity within schools and mentor
"We need a strengthened, inclusive and renewed multilateralism built on trust and based on international law that can guide us to our shared goal of a world free of nuclear weapons."
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An announcement from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Australia We're excited to share with you an open letter from former presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and defence ministers in countries allied to nuclear-armed states, in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Released today, it has been signed by 56 people in 22 countries, including former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and two former Secretary-Generals of NATO, Javier Solana and Willy Claes. The former leaders and ministers state that their countries, by claiming protection from an ally’s nuclear forces, are “promoting the dangerous and misguided belief that nuclear weapons enh
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By EPIC Secretariat On behalf of the EPIC Secretariat we are pleased to invite you to participate in the celebration of the first ever International Equal Pay Day on 18th September 2020 at 15h00 CEST. Please register here. Panellists: Megan Rapinoe Co-captain of US National Women's Soccer team Samira Ahmed, BBC journalist Thorsteinn Viglundsoon former minister of social affairs and equality, Iceland Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO of Schibsted ASA Norway Nadia Subat, Executive Bureau Member from CDT Morocco Iris Bohnet, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School The event will be moderated by Conversational Strategist Nozipho Tshabalala Remarks: Guy Ryder, Director General, ILO Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
By Grace Broad I had always assumed feminism was one of the world’s most inclusive movements: its primary aim is to create an equal society, for all genders. However, I had never registered the more restrictive barriers that existed within the movement. After reading Reni Eddo-Lodge’s best-selling novel, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race I took some time to reflect on the first chapter she wrote; The feminism question. It really made me ask: does feminism actually represent all women? Last week, I had a virtual conversation with Pat Black, who is a member of Soroptimist International. We discussed feminism in great detail but we kept coming back to the crux of any issue –
By Julius Karl D. Fieve Taken from : http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/161175/ This research paper discusses enhancing female entrepreneurship opportunities in Eritrea through credit support and instititutional reforms. Click on the link below to read Julius' piece.
Newsletter by UN Women and Women Count https://pages.devex.com/index.php/email/emailWebview 15 African statisticians unite to advance gender data across the continent Statistics on rape and domestic violence in Nigeria are collected from security agencies, like the police, as well as from the National Population Commission, which conducts itssurvey on demographics and healthevery five years. But over the past year, Oloyede Oluyemi, the assistant director in charge of gender statistics at the country's National Bureau of Statistics, realized that this wasn't good enough. These figures are biased, as many women don't report their abuse to police, and they are not updated frequently enough. Ins
By Lara Akingbade Nigeria, regarded as the giant of Africa, is one of the largest countries in West Africa. With a large population, one would wonder what effect COVID-19 would have on the population. Nigeria recorded its first coronavirus case on the 27th February, 2020 when an Italian citizen working in Nigeria returned from Milan. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control through its Virology laboratory at LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) confirmed this first case. Ever since then, the number of cases have been on the rise. The Attitude of Nigerians to the lockdown Nigerians in urban centres were uncertain but accepting of the global news of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, many amo
By NGO CSW/NY Publications Volume 1 Issue 12 You can access the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/ngocsw.org/ngo-cswny-monthly-newsletter-october2018-2770972?e=f9aad0577c Beijing+25 Virtual UNGA Meeting on 1 October Save the date! There will be a virtual high-level meeting during the UN General Assembly on 'Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls' on 1 October 2020. More information about the meeting will be sent out on a later date. Read about the UNGA's high-level week. Recording: Virtual Townhall of Civil Society and United Nations Secretary-General Did you miss the virtual townhall that happened this morning between civil society and t