04. 07. 2018 || A BOLD ACTION
It’s done in secret at night. You are home for the holidays from boarding school, as there is no school in your rural community in Kenya. You are excited to see your family, but you are also filled with dread. It is circumcision season, and you are 13.
You listen carefully to the conversations at home, wondering which night it will happen, hoping you can run away into the night before the elderly woman with the knife comes. At age 13, a girl becomes a woman in your tribe by undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) — the partial or total removal of a girl’s external genitals. It’s a rite of passage in your tribe and makes you eligible for marriage. You don’t want to marry; you’re young and want to stay in school. But your parents have other plans.
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GENDER, SDGs AND VULNERABILITY
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. SDGs are also known as “Transforming our World: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development’’ or 2030 Agenda in short/ Global Goals for Sustainable Development
The goals were development to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) which ended in 2015.
GENDER AND VULNERABILITY
Vulnerability: State of being exposed to the possibility of being harmed or attacked, either physically or emotionally. It is the inability of an individual or group to defend or withstand adverse shock that could inflict damage to an individual or system.
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I found this article by Lilach Bullock on how to plan your blog for a year on social media examiner. It’s a good content worth reading.
Wondering how to plan and publish strategic content on a consistent schedule?
In this article, you’ll discover how to set your blog’s editorial calendar for an entire year.
#1: Set Goals for Your Blog
Before opening a spreadsheet and jotting down ideas for your calendar, you need to consider your goals.
Start by looking at your overall business goals. Think about what you want to achieve this year to help grow your brand. More brand awareness? More engagement from fans? Building trust and loyalty? Generating more leads, conversions, and customers?
Your blogging goals should help you achieve these business goals. To establish quality blogging goals, use the SMART goal-setting template.
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A Book Review
“Every man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.” –ORISON SWETT MARDEN
I have been reading lately and as one of my 2018 goals I must say I’ve tried to achieve a certain mark with this goal.
Today I’ll be sharing an excerpt from this book by Brain Tracy, Enjoy!
THE MARK OF the superior thinker is his or her ability to accurately predict the consequences of doing or not doing something. The potential consequences of any task or activity are the key determinants of how important it really is to you and to your company. This way of evaluating the significance of a task is how you determine what your next frog really is.
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GENDER INEQUALITY IN EDUCATION: Pervasive in Nigeria, Barriers, Benefits and Recommendation.
Gender defines and differentiates what women and men, and girls and boys, are expected to be and do (their roles, responsibilities, rights and obligations).
Equal access to good quality education, resources, and opportunities regardless of gender equality including economic participation, decision making and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs defines gender.
While there are very distinct biological differences between boys and girls and these can create different needs and capacities for each, these differences do not in themselves lead to or justify unequal social status or rights. The distinct roles and behaviors that are defined for boys and girls, and men and women in a society may give rise to gender inequalities, i.e. differences between men and women that systematically favor one group.
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My nephew and I were having a serious “adult” conversation during dinner some nights ago, like real conversations – He’s so smart!
The euphoria of Democracy was in the air owing to the fact that he is on Mid-term break + Children’s day celebration and all. He asked me what Democracy meant. Honestly, I nearly missed it but thanks be to God, i remembered one phrase my Government teacher helped my life with “For the people, by the people”. My Aunt further completed the sentence.
So it’s Democracy Day in Nigeria, my country!
In the midst of it all, I feel rather encouraged for reason being that I now have a new perspective towards the growth of my nation; and the fact i never used to and i now am means that there’s a wake up call for someone out there too!
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23. 05. 2018 | An Article.
Menstrual pads have been mentioned in history as early as the 10th century in Ancient Greece, where a woman is said to have thrown one of her used menstrual rags at an admirer in an attempt to get rid of him.
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The platform held on the 1st of May and trust me it was mind blowing. Different speakers from The Vice President of Nigeria. Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, Leke Alder, Presidential Aspirant and Nation Builder, Fela Durutoye, Sola Salako Ajulo, Prince Donatus Okonkwo among others.
As a good girl that i am, i decide to write down some words for everyone to read.
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We talk about facilitating inter-generational relationships as one of our key focus, and many wonder what we mean and how we go about it.
Inter-generational Relations simple means the interactions between individuals of different generations. These interactions include communication, caring, accountability, loyalty, and even conflict between related or non-related individuals.
It comprises of the ties between individuals or groups of different ages. Family circumstances and the decisions made by members of one generation within the family have implications for the development of members within the same generation and for members of other generations. – Encyclopedia
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