How Free is the World? Freedom is Declining #globalfreedom #freedomhouse

Freedom in the World Key REPORT Findings *With populist and nationalist forces making significant gains in democratic states, 2016 marked the 11th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. *There were setbacks in political rights, civil liberties, or both, in a number of countries rated “Free” by the report, including Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, […]

Masculinity Redefined: Younger American men less likely to say they are ‘completely masculine’ #traditionalmasculinity #yougov

Few areas of American life have seen as much change as the world of gender and sexuality. When the youngest retirees were born in the early 50s, women were expected to stay in the home and nurture the children while men were expected to serve as breadwinners, aloof from many of the mundane household tasks […]

Poverty Is Sexist!Poverty Has a Woman’s Face! dianovapovertyissexist #feminizationofpoverty

          Examining the disproportionate effect of poverty on women and girls Numerous statistics shed light on the variables and mechanisms that foster and perpetuate a status of poverty in women and girls: Women and girls are more likely to suffer from poor health and malnutrition, less likely to go to school, and more […]

Plastic Surgery Princess: Warning re Online Apps #plasticsurgeryprincess

        How Plastic Surgery Apps & Games Are Impacting Children Link to video How much attention do you pay to the apps your children play online? If they’re brightly coloured and you see cartoon characters on the screen do you assume they’re kid-friendly and exercise little control? Well it could be time […]

Girl Connected Video-5 Girls Around World Speak Out #girlconnected #women&girlsgloballead

Five teenage girls use their individual strengths to tackle gender discrimination and violence in their communities. In Bangladesh, Peru, Jordan, India and Kenya, each of the five young women inspires her peers to transform their own lives. Though each finds her talents in a different field, their stories portray hope for a brighter future for […]