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Wednesday 14 January 2015
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the world we live in: why we should be asking ourselves the tough questions

Kaylia Payne
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It is often said that we ask far fewer questions about the world as we get older; that we settle into complacency and begin to feel less curious about this big, wondrous universe of ours. And in some ways, that’s true. I personally no longer throw a barrage of questions to those around me about…
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Thursday 16 January 2014
News

in brief: US right wingers claim marriage solves poverty for women

Sarah Iuliano
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Bush administration press secretary, Ari Fleischer has proposed that marriage inequality is the cause of a hell of a lot of single ladies’ poverty. In a conservative editorial published in the Wall Street Journal, Fleischer implored US President Barack Obama to focus economic policy around the breakdown of the traditional family. ‘Marriage inequality should be…
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Wednesday 24 July 2013
News

in brief: bindi irwin calls for better family planning methods in developing world

Broede Carmody
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  Bindi Irwin has joined the birth control debate, saying she is upset that young girls in poor countries are having children they simply cannot feed. The daughter of the late Steve Iriwn turns 15 today. In an interview with News Corp, Ms Irwin said she wanted to use her time in the media spotlight…
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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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Thursday 12 April 2012
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the girl effect: girls can change the world

Josephine Mandarano
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The Girl Effect, n. –The unique potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. Girls can change the world. At least, that’s the philosophy behind The Girl Effect, a movement founded by The Nike Foundation in 2008 in collaboration with the United Nations Foundation and the Coalition for Adolescent…
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