03 May 2022 - NPWJ News Digest on FGM & Womens Rights

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The Machiavellian way: How 'The Prince' can help women at work
Reuters, 03 May 2022

When it comes to the status of women in the workplace, there are decades of talk and not enough action. The gender pay gap is still enormous, and CEOs are still overwhelmingly male, as are corporate boards.

 

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Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court may overturn abortion law, leak suggests
BBC, 03 May 2022

The US Supreme Court could be about to overturn the nationwide legal right to abortion, according to an unprecedented, leaked draft of a court document.

 

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Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters
The Guardian, 03 May 2022

In the cool air of an April dawn, Marie Sambou, an oyster harvester, carves through the brown water of the Gambia River’s Tanbi wetland in her long wooden canoe. The size of Manhattan, Tanbi teems with life. The mangroves provide an important habitat for many birds and fish, which nest, breed and spawn in the protective, nutrient-rich environment. Snow-white egrets stalk schools of needle-like fish nipping through the shallows as curlews and hornbills whirl overhead, and higher still, vultures turn in lazy circles.

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Climate leadership needs more women
Eco-Business, 03 May 2022

Despite widespread recognition that women are underrepresented in climate and conservation fora, the problem persists. Given that women face the greatest risks from environmental crises and have been shown to deliver better environmental policy results, this status quo is both unjust and shortsighted.

 

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How Women Farmers Feed The World
Forbes, 02 May 2022

Now that the science about climate change is undeniable, the conversation is finally shifting to how we transition towards more regenerative living. Food is at the center of it all. The solutions are already out there if we know where to look, and Ashoka Fellow Beth Cardoso does. Brazil’s women farmers, she says, can show us the way.

 

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Are women’s rights in the Middle East a lost cause?
Emerging Europe, 02 May 2022

From the Taliban reneging on a promise to provide education to girls, Iran being elected to a four-year term on the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and demonstrators on International Women’s Day in Turkey being met with tear gas, I’m tempted to despair about the prospects of women’s rights in the region.
 

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Nigeria: 29 Imo Communities Abandon Female Genital Mutilation Practice
AllAfrica, 02 May 2022

As the world goes against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), 29 communities in Oguta Local Government of Imo State have reiterated their firm decision to abandon the illegal act especially as the country launches the 'Movement for Good to end Female Genital Mutilation'.

 

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