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Intersectionality of Chemicals, Environment, and Gender Rights, Discussed in Women’s Day Webinar

Environmental group BAN Toxics held a webinar as the world celebrated International Women’s Day. Speakers from the academe, science, and development work shared their insights on the intersectionality of environment, women, and gender rights. “We seem to have come a…

Ghana: LGBTQI+ rights under further threat

The Ghanaian parliament has passed a law called the Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill, which will punish anyone who defines themselves as part of the LGBTQI+ community with up to three years in prison. The law provides for 3…

EcoWaste Coalition Calls for Concerted Action to Protect Women from a Highly Preventable Source of Mercury Exposure

8 March 2024, Quezon City.  As International Women’s Day is celebrated, the EcoWaste Coalition pitched for a concerted action to protect women from a highly preventable source of mercury exposure: adulterated contraband skin-lightening products laced with mercury. “As we honor…

Climate change hits rural women hardest

Heat waves and floods caused by climate change affect rural women more than men because they exacerbate inequalities, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says in a new report. By IPS correspondent The study, “The Unjust Climate”, says that…

Indigenous and minority coastal women lead the conservation of Kenya’s Blue Forest

Fish disappeared from the sea near Tsunza, a village on the Kenyan coast, after several oil spills between 2003 and 2006. This, combined with the disappearance of the mangroves, has had a serious impact on the livelihoods of the women.…

“La Moderna Filipina 2024”: 12 Female Artists Celebrate Diversity and Creativity, Advocating Women’s Empowerment in the Arts

The Women’s Month exhibition, “La Moderna Filipina 2024,” at Imahica Art! opened on March 2, 2024, a stunnng showcase of the exceptional talents of 12 Filipina contemporary artists. Paintings, sculpture, mixed media, a wide range of mediums and art forms……

Peruvians say inequality between men and women has worsened

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, CALANDRIA reveals that almost 50% of Peruvians believe that inequality between men and women has worsened. The survey Percepciones ciudadanas: las cifras de la desigualdad, carried out by the Asociación de Comunicadores Sociales…

Women Workers for Health Empowerment Network (WHEN) launches “Stronger Together than Cancer”: A Cervical Cancer Elimination in the Workplace Campaign 

Quezon City, March 3, 2024 – The Women Workers for Health Empowerment Network (WHEN), in partnership with Jhpiego through its Centralized Laboratory Model for HPV Screening (CLAMS) Project, Quezon City Health Department, Department of Health, Department of Labor and Employment…

Newly Published Global Report Features BAN Toxics’ Successful Women Empowerment Initiatives in the Small-Scale Mining Sector

“Despite women holding up half the sky, they remain invisible in the mining sector. As we celebrate Women’s Month, it is crucial to recognize the value and significance of women miners and workers in small-scale gold mining, an already marginalized…

A different world is seen through the lens of gender and sexuality at the WSF

On a white canvas, people painted various structures, objects, and creatures in different colors. Kavita Sada Musahar’s creation was on its way to becoming a painting (with houses, people, birds, trees, and rivers) and a bright red heart. By Tanka…

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