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Saturday 30 November 2013
News World

in brief: UNFPA focus on women’s health and safety in aftermath of typhoon haiyan

Danielle Scoins
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As the Philippines struggles to deal with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the country two weeks ago, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is focusing on re-establishing women’s health and safety services. The nation’s death toll stands at 5,200 people and is expected to rise. Millions of others have been displaced, resulting…
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Thursday 19 September 2013
Culture Feminism Get Involved World

One Girl, and why all women need access to education

Tedi Bills
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I grew up in a tiny Far North Coast town called Alstonville, nestled back from the beach in the dark, lush greenness of macadamia country. When I was a teenager, I didn’t want country living. I wanted to be like the cool girls in school, and learn how to surf, and get my belly button…
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Monday 16 September 2013
featured News

what is the cost of cutting aid?

Danielle Scoins
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    In his address to the African Union Summit in Ethiopia in January earlier this year, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on States to renew their commitment to the Millennium Development Goals. ‘We have 1,000 days to reach our Millennium Development Goals,’ he said, ‘Now is the time to finish the job…
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Monday 8 July 2013
Culture Life Politics World

VGen, positive health, and the importance of aid

Heidi La Paglia
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After having developed an interest in the social bases of global gender inequality and differences in men and women’s health, I spent a considerable amount of time studying relevant academic theories and views. But aside from doing research and developing my own understanding, I didn’t think that there was anything an individual like me could…
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Tuesday 7 May 2013
Arts Get Involved

rights! comedy! action!: using laughter to make a difference

Maryam K
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The struggle of women varies from one cultural context to the next and it’s often difficult for those outside to effectively assist their sisters in other parts of the world. It can be challenging to put together a culturally sensitive campaign that helps, rather than hinders the progress of women living in a different context…
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