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An increasing number of young women are at increased risk of having children born with impaired neurological conditions, due to poor iodine intake. Dietary changes, including a growing trend towards the avoidance of bread and iodised salt, as well as a reduced intake of animal products containing iodine can contribute to low iodine levels. A...
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021   Girls around the world are using innovation and technology to solve problems, to unite communities and as a force for good and equality. And yet, women and girls are still under-represented in STEM fields. In an increasingly digitized world economy, the gender digital divide has severe repercussion for girls’ and...
• The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women’s economic participation. • Gender equality cannot be achieved without support from the private sector. • A new survey shows strong worldwide belief that the private sector must lead on gender initiatives. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Economic Forum estimated that it would take almost 100...
Dr. Esther Priscila Biamah-Danquah, the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Health Director has disclosed that the Municipality witnessed 69 cases of teenage pregnancies in 2020. “I know last year we recorded about 69 cases of teenage pregnancies and this is alarming, even one case calls for an action,” Dr Biamah-Danquah stated at Kpone near Tema during the launch...
African girls and women are looking to benefit from an initiative promoting gender equality as part of inclusive economic growth across the continent. The African Development Bank’s newly approved Gender Strategy for 2021-25 has the theme “Investing in Africa’s women to accelerate inclusive growth”. The strategy seeks to strengthen the bank’s commitment to the empowerment...
The Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), human rights and anti-corruption advocacy media organization has ended this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with a call on traditional leaders to desist from interfering with the law and shielding persons who sexually abuse young girls in society. Addressing a Summit dubbed “School Girls Summit” with...
The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) has appealed to government to allocate more funds towards adolescent health issues in the country. The ARHR also asked government to develop health policies and programmes centred on adolescents for long term impact, especially at deprived areas. Ms Rhema Andah, a Project Officer of ARHR, in a statement...
Forty adolescent girls in Kpone have received facilitators’ training on the eradication of gender based violence in the country. The beneficiaries were drawn from Kpone Methodist Basic A, Kpone Methodist Basic B, Kpone Presby Basic A and Kpone Presby Basic B schools. The training organized by a non-government organization, Women, Media and Change (WOMEC), formed...
I want to talk about an area that is little known, often misunderstood, yet promising – what we know about the links between gender-based violence and social protection. We know that the period of history we are living through has surfaced severe challenges for girls and women. Alongside the health pandemic and lockdown measures globally,...
When freelance journalist Sophia Huang investigates a sexual abuse case, she starts by telling victims she meets that “it’s one thing to share your story; it’s another to go public and name the accused.” The reporter, whose investigations spurred by the #MeToo movement uncovered cases of sexual violence at some of China’s top universities — and who...
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