The Katrina Endometriosis fund association of Barbados

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February 17, 2017

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue similar to that which lines the interior of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometrial tissue is shed each month during menstruation. Areas of endometrial tissue found in ectopic locations are called endometrial implants. These lesions are most commonly found on the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the surface of the uterus, the bowel, and on…


We Need to Talk About Claudia Jones

August 11, 2016

After her divorce from Marcus Garvey in 1922 Ashwood Garvey gave lectures on Black self determination, Pan-Africanism and women’s rights internationally. In 1924 she cofounded the Nigerian Progress Union. She was a founder member of the ‘International African Service Bureau’ and between 1935 and 1938 she managed a restaurant in London where Pan-Africanists met. In 1945 she helped to organize the fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester where she delivered a…


Virtuous Woman …. In celebration of the Black Madonna

August 9, 2016

The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) is hosting a beach party called “Virtuous Woman” on the 26th August 2016 in honor of the strong black women who have stood up and fought for our liberation. In particular this event is focused on the women of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), an organization created by Amy and Marcus Garvey. This is a fund raising event that is intended to assist the…


“Are women human beings?”

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March 12, 2016

The question ‘Are women human beings?’ is the provocatively titled lecture that was scheduled to take place by the Saudi Academy of Education and Public Consultation on 1 March 2016. It unleashed a barrage of disapproving comments on social media which obliged the academy to make a public statement on Facebook. “As a result of the outcry the lecture scheduled for March 1, 2016, was cancelled. As explained by the…


Men Break Down Watching Footage Of Female Genital Mutilation, Vow To Speak Out Against Practice

February 6, 2016

 Sometimes it takes a glimpse into a dark reality in order to spark positive change. In a video produced by advocacy group Safe Hands for Mothers, young men were asked if they knew what female genital mutilation, or FGM, is, and none of them did. The men then watched clips from a documentary that showed the abusive practice — which partially or entirely removes the female genitals for non-medical reasons…


“Women Empowerment For Sustainable Growth.”

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December 3, 2015

By Girmachew Gashaw She has aspired to be a pilot since her childhood. The moment, the launch of All-Women Functioned Flight on 19 November 2015 from Addis Ababa to Bangkok was an ample opportunity to showcase her skill. The flight led by Pilot Amsale Gualu, Co-pilot Selam Tesfaye and other women staff was very much successful.


16 Days Of Activism …. What Has Faith Got To Do With It?

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November 26, 2015

As the 16 days of activism against gender violence began yesterday, we need to question the role of all faiths and how they contribute to all aspects of societal life, including violence against women and children, write LIZLE LOOTS and ELIZABET LE ROUX. From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence…


Kenyan Schoolgirls Dread Their Periods, but Simple Changes Could Help

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November 24, 2015

By Sarah Jewitt, University of Nottingham Many girls in the developing world feel they are forced to skip school while they are menstruating. They don’t have proper sanitary wear or don’t have underwear to hold sanitary pads in place. The bathrooms at their schools are not clean or hygienic. They are also frightened that their school uniforms – which are often light in colour – will be stained.