12 Steps for Gender Equality

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Photo: Solo Imaji/Barcroft Media: A human rights activist in Indonesia on International Women’s Day

 

The Guardian recently released a list of 12 steps we can take to achieve gender equality. One of the first things we can do is include women and girls in the discussion of policy-making. Other steps to take is to make education gender-sensitive and to encourage girls in technology and the sciences. Read the rest of the steps: goo.gl/7prlFJ

Rebuilding and Resilience: The Women of the DRC

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Photo: Pete Muller/AP

The women of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been subjected to brutal rapes, as a result of the ongoing conflict. This has left these women at risk for unwanted pregnancies, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as obstetric fistulas. There are groups working to help these women rebuild their lives, who are getting them the medical resources and emotional support they need. Read more from The Guardian: goo.gl/1ZSjGy 

10,000 Refugee Children are Missing

Photo: Darko Vojinovic/AP. A migrant child at the Macedonian border.

10,000 refugee children are missing as a result of gang activity across Europe, according to Europol. This story from The Guardian brings to our attention how these children are being targeted by pan-European criminals to be sold into slavery and sex trafficking. Italy may have the worst of the problem, with 5,000 children unaccounted for, but other European countries are also facing this appalling epidemic, such as 1,000 children having gone missing in Sweden. There have been an estimated 26,000 unaccompanied children who have entered into Europe during this refugee crisis. The children who are traveling alone are especially vulnerable and in need of protection. Read more: goo.gl/pJH7nF

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