All posts tagged with: gender

Reimagine the future for #EVERYchild

Publié 21 novembre 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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Hi everyone! Check out this inspirational UNICEF video that shows how powerful youth innovation can be. Today's young generation is more connected and tech-savvy than any generation before - when young people have access to education, the right technology and the Internet, there is no limit to what young people can achieve. How do you innovate for improving the lives of your family, friends and community? And what are the main obstacles that prevent you from implementing your...


My wish for children in 25 years time is…......

Publié 18 novembre 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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To my knowledge, the major problems that the children of today's world are facing are malnutrition, gender inequality, child labor, child marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual crimes, war/violence, depression, lack of education, drug addiction, lack of emotional security etc. So, if I could make some wishes for children in 25 years time then I would make the following wishes: First of all, I wish that no child fetus will be aborted because of being a girl. I wish that every...


Let’s Invest in Young Girls Now

Publié 18 novembre 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Today, the whole world is celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme is “Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence”. This theme reflects that of the London Summit, in which my colleague Nathan (a children’s reporter) and I participated in July, as representatives of the Congolese children. For Day of the Girl Child, we hope to focus our message on child marriage. Child marriage is unfortunately a widespread practice in our country...


Stop early marriages!

Publié 18 novembre 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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The youth summit held in Kinshasa on October 29, 2014, was a day filled with learning about early marriages and the disadvantages that they cause in young peoples’ lives, as well as a discovery of the many talents of children. The summit brought together 80 children from different organizational structures: child reporters, students from the National Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts, and children supervised by the NGO War Child; all accompanied by their supervisors....


#mydressmychoice Protest

Publié 18 novembre 2014 Avatar Grace Kiunga

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As I walked through the streets of Nairobi yesterday, I met a mob of people who most of them were women holding a demonstration. This was a peaceful demonstration in protest of incidences where last week three women were stripped naked by men for wearing miniskirts. Most of the people wore short skirts and some of the men in the protest wore skirts and dresses in solidarity to the women. Celebrities too joined the protest including major prominent leaders. The social media and the...


Say NO to violence against women

Publié 18 novembre 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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A woman is a human being who can be your mother, sister, child, aunt, cousin, grandmother, employer, wife and not an animal or stone. It is very sad that at this day and age women are getting stripped naked on the streets of Nairobi by men who accuse them dressing indecently. Not one but four cases in a span of two weeks that have been reported without those reported still anonymous . The same men who are supposed to be protecting women are taking violence against women to...


Gender Inequality

Publié 17 novembre 2014 no picture Sayyidmohammed16

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Gender equality In the course of recent history, a growing problem has plagued the world and has also gone unnoticed to all except those who must endure it. One may think that it is the rise of terrorist networks or perhaps the surge of diseases, however this one problem in particular is a problem that has not received much coverage at all, yet affects roughly around three billion people every day. This wide spread struggle endured by many is the rise of gender inequality. T...


Where do you stand?

Publié 17 novembre 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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Many are cognizant of the fact that the battle for equal treatment of the sexes has still not been won. But now I ask you, is there such a thing as too much? Are we rushing to condemn every little thing as sexist in the name of being feminist? Do you believe that simply because the symbol depicts only men, it ignores women? I recently saw a news segment asking that very same question. Traffic lights have, for a s long as they have existed, used only the symbol of a man. The que...


The word feminist

Publié 13 novembre 2014 no picture binaila

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Over time the word feminist has gained a different definition in many people's eyes. Some think feminism means man hating, but the definition in Merriam- Webster Dictionary is "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities". That is saying we do not want men to be treated less than women, the word actually means that women should be treated equal. Why should they not be treated differently? Is it about strength? Different body par...


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