Holocaust – Horrors for Women – Day in Memory of Holocaust Victims

Jewish women from the Mizocz Ghetto in the Ukraine, which held roughly 1,700 Jews. Some are holding infants as they are forced to wait in a line before their execution by Germans and Ukrainian collaborators. [Photo credits: Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes] A Holocaust Photo Essay http://www.english.illinois.edu/MAPS/holocaust/photoessay.htm

PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS #womenpoliticans #womenparliament

Ranking as of 1st October 2019: Find Your Country Rank Country Lower or single House Upper House or Senate Elections Seats* Women % W Elections Seats* Women % W 1 Rwanda 09.2018 80 49 61.25 09.2019 26 10 38.46 2 Cuba 03.2018 605 322 53.22 – – – – 3 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 10.2014 […]

How Does Climate Change Affect Girls’ Rights? #girlsrights #climatechange

Education In periods of stress or crisis girls are often the first to drop out of school to help their families make money, do domestic chores or look after siblings. If they are out of school, they are less likely to learn about climate change and how to deal with its effects. Child marriage When […]

Sex & Gender Differences in Drug & Substance Use/Abuse #genderdrugabuse

Women face unique issues when it comes to substance use, in part influenced by: ·         *Sex—differences based on biology ·         *Gender—differences based on culturally defined roles for men and women ·           Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, […]

Brave Old World: New Report on Ageing #aging

Today, 703 million people in the world are aged 65 or older. By 2050 – or just 31 years from now, that number is projected to increase to a staggering 1.5 billion, according to the World Population Ageing 2019 Highlights recently released by UN DESA’s Population Division. The report predicts that by the mid-point of […]