• Stunted womanhood

    Previously confined to some African countries, a harmful practice that aims to delays girls’ breast formation is now spreading to the UK.  Breast ironing, or breast flattening, involves the use of heated objects such as stones and hammers to pound and massage pubescent girls’ breasts so...
  • The personal is political

    Warning: this article contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse and torture. Relevant sections are marked and can be skipped by sensitive readers. “I was 24 years old, it was a long time ago. But I can tell you I continue suffering from the result of my...
  • Why Malawi needs a stronger feminist movement

    I am joining this conversation not just as an African woman but also as a professional in the women’s rights space. I join those that argue that in the last years we have witnessed an unprecedented political debate on issues concerning women. Numerous articles on the...
  • Caribbean women: our health is our freedom

    “Endo what?”, she said. This is a common response of those who have never encountered this disease.  Pronounced en-do-me-tri-osis, it is one of the most complex and least understood diseases within the medical field, often resulting in numerous misdiagnoses. This disease only affects women. More than...
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    The chase of beauty

    Fashion has always played a significant role in human life as an instrument of society, a manifestation of social and economic structures. It is a language that has the most recognizable sound; crafted on the bone and decorated on the skin – mostly on women.  ...
  • Wake up! and smell the gender-equal coffee

    When Florence Njiraini’s husband gifted her 1,500 coffee plants on the slopes of Mt. Kenya years ago, she knew almost nothing about farming. In some countries, traditionally, cash crops are considered men’s crops, whereas the food crops are for the women. Determined to make her plot...
  • In poetry, Afghan women have found the voice of liberation

    I will not submit to exhaustion. I will not become accustomed to sadness. My heart seeks a window for hope, Two wings to fly, and a lifetime of freedom. I want my hours spent awake to be as sweet as my dreams. A woman shouldn’t have...
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    The future of women in Brazil

    The Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro is well known for his controversial phrases regarding women and other minorities. In an interview to RedeTV in 2016, Bolsonaro said that he believed women should be paid less because they get pregnant. News portal G1 has reported on how he...
  • LGBT+ resistance under Bolsonaro

    “I won’t fight it or discriminate against it, but if I see two men kissing on the street, I’ll hit them”, this was the response that Bolsonaro had during an interview with Folha de São Paulo in 2002. The newly elected President has held anti-LGBTQ+ stances...
  • How to become a Feminist dad

    My child was born 20 weeks ago. Rafael Marley Rounseville Molano came to this world with his right fist up, on an early morning after 26 hours of contractions and a natural birth. 80% of the men in the world will become fathers in their lifetime,...
  • Contested love in times of conflict

    *names have been changed for security reasons.  Sarah Adam, a Sudanese LGBT+ activist and filmmaker, was sitting in a public café in Khartoum, Sudan, when she got a call from Tunis. “We won third prize!”, her colleague shouted through the phone. “I went crazy”, she remembers...
  • On patriarchy and blood

    11 October 2018 marked the annual International Day of the Girl Child, a UN day carrying a reminder to renew our commitment to support every girl and non-binary child to develop their skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach their full potential. As well...
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    Rwanda film festival tells women’s stories

    In its 14th edition, Rwanda Film Festival has over the years toured the beautiful countryside of the country while showing local and international stories to people who do not necessarily have access to cinema. In a country with more than 12 million people with only one...
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    More Caribbean-focused breast cancer research is needed in the region

    October is synonymous with breast cancer in the Caribbean.  The 16th annual “Walk for the Cure” was held on 7th October 2018 in Barbados.  In Jamaica, its cancer society hosted a number of similar activities in October, in an attempt to bring more awareness to the...
  • Latin American feminism: What now?

    The Argentine Green Tide has evolved into a tsunami. The green bandana, characteristic of the feminist pro-abortion movement that began in Argentina earlier this year, is now internationally recognized, as well as their widely published hashtag #AbortoLegalYa (#LegalAbortionNow).   The Green Tide arose in the context...
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