In this iconic speech he called on world leaders to make poverty history.
In Zimbabwe, only 19% of female students graduate from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects, compared to 39% of male students, according to the World Economic Forum.
Obstetric Fistula is a severe medical condition affecting over a million women in developing countries, many of which are in Africa. The condition, caused by prolonged or failed childbirth, creates a constant leaking of urine, faeces, and blood as a result of a hole that forms between the vagina and bladder or rectum. It disproportionally affects poor women since they often give birth without medical help and do not have access to adequate medical care during or after labor.
We're making progress, but there are still some places around the world where women are denied the same rights as men.
We’re going to level with you, dating an activist can be hard. We have high standards and expect a lot from people, we can be pedants when it comes to recycling and if someone calls Africa a country we are going to KICK OFF. But behind all of the marching and campaigning and ranting, there are some really good reasons to love them…
The idea of a meal of turkey or ham with all the trimmings is synonymous for many of us over the holiday period, but have you ever wondered what our fellow citizens around the world are going to be tucking in to on Christmas day?
In honor of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, read about members of an agricultural community in Malawi helping to lift each other out of extreme poverty.
Africa is a beautiful and varied continent, but going by what you see from the majority of photographs in the media, you’d be forgiven for thinking all that existed in each of its 54 countries was never ending savannahs and endless safaris. This year a brilliant hashtag erupted on social media – #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou – which aimed to break the perception that all African countries were the same – affected by poverty, war and hunger – and boy were the...
I think we’ve all heard, and probably been offended by, the phrase “youth is wasted on the young”, but does anyone know who said it, or indeed, why? After it bugging me for the last few years I did a bit of research and it turns out no one is actually 100% sure. It’s has been attributed to both George Bernard Shaw (an Irish writer) and Oscar Wilde (an English one), but it turns out, neither of them ever said it fully and much like Gandhi’s “be the change you want to see in the world”, it’s a misquote, and one that is more often than not totally misused.
Today is World Health Day and the theme for 2015 is Food Safety. Now, this may take you back to begrudgingly putting your hair up during food tech classes to avoid the stray-hair-in-your-pasta-drama, but food safety is actually about a LOT more than a strand of additional protein accidentally landing in your spag-bol!