Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. The International Women’s Day (IWD) brings governments, business organizations, civil society organizations, and all communities together under one theme, to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, raise awareness and to pressure for all actors to ensure equality among men and women and also call to action for accelerating gender equality.

Youth Women Leaders in Politics: Nepalese perspective [Part I]

Women’s meaningful participation itself is a big challenge in the Nepalese society with patriarchal thoughts, where young women’s contribution and involvement in politics has not been recognized yet in the way that ought to be even though the number of females in politics is increasing and their contribution in political change is remarkable.

Haiti’s Disasters: The Laments of Girl Survivors

“Seven years gone by, but I still feel the earth shaking beneath me; but more do I feel the pain of exploitation”.

This is not my story alone, but of many more young and old from my country Haiti, an Island where Christopher Columbus arrived at the time he discovered the New World, and later mentioned “They are the best people in the world and above all the gentlest. All the people show the most singular loving behaviour and they speak pleasantly. They love their neighbours as themselves, and they have the sweetest talk in the world, and are gentle and always laughing.” [Quoted from: The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy, 1992]

Words that will Never be Forgotten

The tropics are the region on Earth which is situated closer to the equator. It is approximately the region between the latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern hemisphere. In this region, it is a fact that the climate throughout the year has mean temperature more than 32 degrees of Celsius. If this temperature was achieved in a seasonal country, they will have called it the “spring” where they consider it as the season which is mixed with coldness and warmth, leading to the hottest climate, the “summer”.