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NY Times Political Reporter Dionne Searcey Discusses Her New Book: “In Pursuit of Disobedient Women”

Now a political reporter for the New York Times, from 2015 to 2019 Dionne Searcey was the paper’s West Africa bureau chief and covered a range of economical, social, an political issues on the continent and their impact on women.

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TACKLING UGANDA’S PERIOD POVERTY ONE SANITARY PAD AT A TIME

Girls in Uganda often miss school when they are menstruating – the average is one to three days per month. Like Pauline, many feel ashamed due to the stigma attached to periods in Uganda.

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“COVID-19 CAUSES SURGE IN VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRLS AND WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN”

“Widespread lockdowns have resulted in horrific conditions where girls and women have no one to turn to and nowhere to go. They are trapped” said Debora Cobar from Plan International.

  SPOTLIGHTS

LIST OF ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

As we, as a society, continue to learn, listen and speak out against racism, here is an updated list of resources: books, films, documentaries and more for kids and adults.

   SPOTLIGHTS

MONTREAL: CONFRONTING THE SEXIST CITY

Kathryn Travers from Safer Cities discusses how women activists made Montreal a safer and more inclusive city.

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MEET MARGARET "MEG" CRANE: THE "SILENT" REVOLUTIONARY

 Meg invented the first home pregnancy kit that allows women to quickly know whether they are pregnant or not and seek medical care or an abortion, sold the rights for $1 dollar and continued to work as a publicist.

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