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Connect women to the internet to end poverty

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How much do you take internet access for granted? If your internet was suddenly disconnected for a period of over a week, would you start to feel anxious and uncomfortable. Feel you were missing out on things? Maybe even start to lose your sense of humour? Would you feel your rights were being violated if someone turned off free internet …

Let’s empower women: here’s 6 practical actions you can do today

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Wanna help empower women around the globe? Wanna change lives, do social good, help women smash that glass ceiling and have an equal shot at life? Well here’s your chance. You can make that difference you’ve always longed for. Here’s your chance: 6 practical ways you can help empower women around the world. 1. Lead Hurrah! Women leaders are everywhere: …

Women empowerment campaigns: bullshit v. impact

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“Empowering women” has to be one of the most overused phrases in marketing these days. Everybody claims to be doing it: business coaches, cosmetic manufacturers, sports clothing companies, pop stars, mobile phone networks, even chemical companies. Yes, marketing campaigns can – and frequently do – raise awareness of different perspectives on social issues. They can also influence – or more …

Is Educating Girls the magic bullet that cures poverty?

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As a seasoned aid worker, it really worries me that many policy-makers imply that if we can just get girls to complete school, they can break out of poverty. Don’t get me wrong, focusing on educating girls is critical. Only 23% of rural girls living in poverty in sub-Saharan Africa complete their primary education, according to the UN (1). Most …

The “F” word: why are we so afraid of using it?

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Today being International Women’s Day, it seems a good time to talk about the “F” word. Why is it so controversial to discuss something so natural, something that happens every day of the week? Much of the world has embraced it, and the rest would do if they truly understood what’s at stake. I mean, we’ve had proponents of the “F” …