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 […]

Millions of people (IDP’s) displaced within their own countries – GENDER #displaced

By Alexandra Bilak 12 million people have been displaced since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011. Roughly half have found refuge in neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and a very small number have gone further afield to Europe. But no less than 6 million have stayed behind and are currently displaced inside their […]