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Women and girl's rights in Sierra Leone: Let Us Know!

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Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, February 23 2015 - Despite my fourteen years as a journalist, I didn’t always want to work in the media. I actually wanted to be a lawyer.

The ability to hold people to account and help people understand their legal rights always appealed to me. Little did I know that a chance meeting with a woman one sunny afternoon would change my life.

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Can basic income contribute towards SDG 5 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment?

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Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 17 2018* - The basic income movement has a long history. As used now, a basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement. Basic income is thus universal, individual, unconditional and periodical payment (Basic Income Earth Network - BIEN, n.d.)   Posing an argument for basic income, Shoemaker observes that wage labour (one could add capital) cannot and should not be the only reason for membership within our society. There are care giving and volunteer jobs which contribute to society.  Arguments of freedom (to pursue paths one chooses), justice and poverty reduction are placed by advocates of Basic Income (Shoemaker, n.d.).  According to Davala, basic income should be seen as an entitlement to national public wealth.** 

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Silent refusals and distrust of vaccines is a big challenge for vaccination teams

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Author: Abdul Salam Afridi, March 23 2018: After the fake immunization campaign in a failed attempt to get Osama bin Laden's DNA lineages prior to his assassination in 2011, the efforts of polio eradication in northwestern Pakistan, the last major reservoir of polio across the globe, seems still stagnated due to gaining mistrust over different vaccines despite huge aid and official investment spending over different campaign programs, human resource and logistics etc.

The immunization coverage rate before and after Osama bin Laden's assassination clearly shows difference in rate of immunization coverage, but as numbers of population increase each year the number of exact refusal is hard to identify. However detail investigations fond some interesting case studies which define each of the type of vaccines refusal.

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Facing the Elephant in the Room: Sexual harassment holding women down

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Author: Lilian Saka Kiefer, April 17 2018 - I recently attended a meeting on empowering women for leadership in politics and in public administration. The meeting provided a platform to reflect on various factors that stand in the way of women from advancing into positions of influence.

 

The issue of sexual harassment came up as an obstacle that must be addressed in order to encourage more women to take up the leadership challenge. In stimulating dialogue, a question was asked: Has anyone who is in this room ever been sexually harassed at work? Has anyone ever experienced sexual harassment? Please raise your hand…

 

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Cultura y empresa, sinergias en favor de la sociedad (I)

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B.

Durante el III Foro Cultura y Empresa, se destacó el valor de la narración y de las historias como estrategias de comunicación, engagement y reputación corporativa. En el evento, realizado esta semana en Madrid, Pedro Antonio García, co-fundador de Actúa Empresa, organizadora del evento, presentó los resultados de la Encuesta Cultura & Empresa, que recoge los principales aspectos sobre la percepción de la colaboración entre estas dos áreas.

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Women and gaming, much territory to conquer

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Author: Author: Soraya Carvajal B., February 28 2018 - The sector of video games and eSports is growing and gaining players and audiences worldwide, but both in Spain and in the international context, the participation of women in the development and consumption of electronic games continues to face barriers that make them invisible and limit its link with the technology sector.

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Mujeres y gaming, mucho terreno por conquistar

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado el 28 de febrero 2018El sector de los videojuegos y los eSports está creciendo y ganando jugadores y audiencias a nivel mundial, pero tanto en España como en el contexto internacional, la participación de las mujeres en el desarrollo y consumo de juegos electrónicos sigue enfrentando barreras que las invisibilizan y limitan su vinculación con el sector tecnológico.

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Women making history in Nepal - the story of Sajha Sawal

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Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted February 19 2018 - As Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) takes a break, we revisit the questions and answers that changed lives - and the evolution of the most-watched debate show in Nepal. By its last episode, the programme had reached out to 6.6 million viewers.

In 2008 Nepal was emerging from a decade-long civil war and entering a new political era. Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) - a Question Time-style debate show - found a ready audience that was used to dealing with volatile political circumstances.

One of the first questions came from a schoolgirl Rejina Niraula.

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Rohingya crisis: When information is a matter of life and death

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Author: BBC Media Action's Executive Director Caroline Nursey, originally posted February 7 2018 - The scale of the humanitarian crisis is visible on the road winding away from Cox's Bazar long before you reach the camps.

Empty aid trucks head back to town as the landscape shifts from palm trees to rice fields and then hillsides full of shacks with orange and blue plastic sheeting for roofs.

These camps are now home to nearly 860,000 Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar - with more than 600,000 arriving since August 2017. That's more than the population of Sheffield.

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DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent media is urgent and challenging

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Author: BBC Media Action's James Deane, originally posted on February 7 2018 - The UK Department for International Development's commitment to undertake a "transparency revolution" is welcome. Their new strategy outlined yesterday Open Aid, Open Societies: a vision for a transparent world sets out a fresh set of commitments to close loopholes that allow corruption to be hidden; support efforts to make DFID’s partner governments more open and transparent, and scale up DFID’s broader support for transparency and accountability efforts.

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