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  • Editorial: A New Hope?

    Editorial: A New Hope?

    In 2019, SDGs advocates and rights activists were fastidiously preparing for a momentous year. Making a call for the Decade of Action with only 10 years remaining to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, 2020 was a supposed to be big year with the unveiling of the SDGs 2020 report...
  • Enabling Girl Outcomes Via Data

    Enabling Girl Outcomes Via Data

    This article was previously published as part of Ananke’s special edition – Day of the Girl 2020. The original article can be viewed here. World Bank poverty estimates show that 44 percent of global extreme poverty is concentrated among children. Moreover, there are 105 girls for every 100 boys...
  • Step Out of Line, Ladies!

    Step Out of Line, Ladies!

    In 1873, a 273-meter long suffrage petition was presented to the New Zealand Parliament that not just led to the sanctioning of voting power of women, becoming an inspiration for suffragists globally – it eventually led to the appointment of Jacinda Ardern (not the first female PM), one of...
  • Combating Child Abuse: Inside a Child Rescue Centre

    Child abuse is the main form of violence against children globally. According to Childhelp, more than 3.6 million referrals involving more than 6.6 million children are made to child protection agencies every year. At the heart of child protection are safe places, known as rescue centres, both State-owned and...
  • Editorial: And Miles To Go Before We Sleep…

    Check out our top 100 global trailblazers handpicked for their tremendous achievements, empowering and enabling societies. Women have come a very long way – from the likes of Helen of Troy, being the object of desire (read: a flimsy excuse to invade foreign lands), Hypatia – mercilessly dragged to...
  • Women’s Rights and Activism – Difference and Unity

    On thinking about women’s rights and activism, unity and difference, I had considered the theory of Intersectionality as an important factor in a woman’s lived experience of marginalisation and oppression. This is an important exploration insomuch as the women’s rights movement needs to be inclusive of women from all...
  • OPINION: Modern Slavery Trends around the Globe

    Modern slavery is an umbrella term for the serious human rights violations in the forms of (and not limited to), forced labour, domestic servitude and human trafficking. A global affliction, it was estimated that in 2016 there were 45.8 million people employed in some form of modern slavery in...
  • That pot on her head

    She hurries up the ridge, with her fifteen-year-old pot balanced precariously on her head. The pot was a wedding gift from her “mama”. The older women said she would need it to feed her family; they were right, as the brown pot had been her companion ever since. It...
  • Superwomen of Pakistani Sports

    The increasing awareness about female empowerment and how it positively affects society has led to an upsurge of women’s participation in every walk of life. From STEM fields to politics, women have made their mark; showcasing a track record of brilliance and success. One such area is sports! A...
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