A Malawi family

Families can drive gender equality, but only if we help them evolve

Women are increasingly the breadwinners of their families, a shift in domestic roles that has upsides and challenges.

The concept of family lends itself to exaggerated claims. Depending on who you talk to, the decline of the traditional family in recent decades either means the triumph of individualism and the onset of “pure relationships” or the dissolution of society, population decline and the death of the nation. For women, in particular, families have long been deeply paradoxical spaces. They can bring love and life but also struggle, inequality and, far too often, violence.

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3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies
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23rd Congress of World Association for Sexual Health
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At a time when a new national school curriculum is starting its pilot phase, a recently released study provides critical evidence of the gaps in the content and delivery of existing sexuality education programmes and an opportunity for strengthening them.MORE
 

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Lagos State Government Plan of Action to Empower Marginalised Adolescent Girls 2016 – 2015

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Report on Human Rights Violations based on Real or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Nigeria

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This report outlines the legal framework governing human rights in Nigeria, discusses and gives case studies of frequent forms of violence against LGBTQI people in Nigeria to LGBTQI human rights organizations.download
 

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