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Aung San Suu Kyi trial begins in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi trial begins in Myanmar

Asia, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MYANNMAR, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, UN, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, UNHCR, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation
The trial of the ousted leader is hearing its first testimony in a junta court. Suu Kyi faces a widening array of charges such as flouting coronavirus rules and "illegally" importing walkie-talkies. The trial of Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi got underway on Monday in the capital Naypyidaw, more than four months after a military coup. Criminal convictions would bar Suu Kyi from running for office. Suu Kyi's prosecution prevented her National League for Democracy (NLD) party from serving a second five-year term following last year's landslide election victory. Army officials have also threatened to dissolve the NLD for alleged involvement in election fraud. hat charges does Suu Kyi face? The 75-year-old stands accused of violating cor...
5 Ways Employers Can Support Women’s Mental Health

5 Ways Employers Can Support Women’s Mental Health

CHILDREN, FAMILY, HEALTH, WOMEN, WORK
Covid-19 has profoundly impacted employees’ well-being. Recent employer surveys conducted by McKinsey’s Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare show almost a third of employee respondents have reported anxiety over layoffs or furloughs since the start of the pandemic, 28% have reported burnout, and 21% and 20% have reported stress over childcare and the health of loved ones, respectively. Though employed female respondents have been similarly likely to indicate that returning to work will have a negative impact on their mental health as their male counterparts, they are 12 percentage points more likely to report worry that they’ll have less flexibility to take breaks and set their own schedule upon return. And while most employers are aware that Covid-19 has strained the men...
MTN water ambulance saves lives in Kiyindi

MTN water ambulance saves lives in Kiyindi

AFRICA, MTN, UGANDA, WOMEN
“An expectant mother in Buvuma hoped for a normal and safe delivery just like any other woman on earth. But for women in Buvuma, it was a matter of life or death. The health centre three on the island surrounded by water can only handle ordinary deliveries. In case of C-sections, the expectant mother would need to be ferried to Kiyindi town council, where she can be operated on. But the only ferry available rides on a schedule; three times a day,” former mayor kiyindi town council Dickson Kasujja Kabuye reminisces. The Kiyindi-Buvuma route currently has one ferry that carries 120 passengers and 8 cars, making three trips each day between Kiyindi landing site in Buikwe district and Kirongo landing site in Buvuma district.  Essentially, there was no emergency medical relief f...

Things Women Should Never Ever Talk About

Entertainment, TEENAGERS, WOMEN, Youth
Women are famous for their ability to chat about anything from the current political situation to that guy Molly started dating last week. We, girls, are simply wired that way and want to share our views with like-minded people. That being said, not all things should be revealed to the public. There are secrets you should keep even from your boyfriend and best friend! It won’t disrupt your relationships, on the contrary, we believe it will keep them only healthier. Here are 7 things women should never ever talk about. Sometimes you check on your ex Many girls do it , but it doesn’t mean you should talk about it. Sometimes you’re just curious about your ex’s current date or you want to confirm you made the right choice by leaving him – anyway, keep it a secret from you BF! You...

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi faces new corruption charge

Asia, CRIME, CRISIS, INTERNATIONAL, MYANNMAR, POLITICS, UN, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, UNHCR, UNICEF, WOMEN, WORLD
Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with corruption by the country's military junta, state media reported Thursday, adding to a raft of legal cases against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.The new charge follows an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission into several accusations leveled at Suu Kyi. It found her "guilty of committing corruption using her rank," the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said. She was charged under the Anti-Corruption Law section 55, and if found guilty could face a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.Suu Kyi was overthrown from her position of state counselor and de facto leader of the country when the military seized power in a February 1 coup. She has been held in detention since then and charged with a series of ...
Organon South Africa Launches as New Women’s Health Company

Organon South Africa Launches as New Women’s Health Company

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, South Africa, UN Women, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Dr Abofele Khoele named as Managing Director to drive women’s healthcare organisation Organon (www.Organon.com), in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa; Organon South Africa, launching with a commitment to listen to women to understand her health needs and help identify solutions that are urgently needed. Organon (NYSE: OGN), today celebrates its launch as the only global company of its size focused on women’s health. Worldwide women’s life expectancy is on average 75.6 years while in South Africa life expectancy for women is on average 68.42 years.1 Organon South Africa aims to address the healthcare issues facing South African women and those in the Sub-Saharan region, and in turn to significantly improve their health. With an international footpr...
Want to help resolve American political dysfunction? Allow open primary elections.

Want to help resolve American political dysfunction? Allow open primary elections.

DIPLOMACY, ELECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, USA, WOMEN, WORLD
Alan Novak was chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party from 1996 to 2004. T.J. Rooney was chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party from 2003 to 2010 and a state representative from 1993 to 2006. The list of politicians facing primary challenges in 2022 keeps growing. Republican Govs. Brian Kemp of Georgia, Greg Abbott of Texas and Mike DeWine of Ohio each will face challenges, as will Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for the sin of putting the American public over their party. And it’s not just Republicans. Liberal activists who successfully ousted Joe Crowley and Eliot Engel from Congress are now setting their sights on Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). To our dismay, more members of Congress and state legislatures are looking over their shoulders at real or potential primary t...
Black women using increasing political power to target US Senate seats, state governorships

Black women using increasing political power to target US Senate seats, state governorships

DEMOCRACY, DIPLOMACY, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA, WOMEN
Jennifer McClellan remembers her parents’ recounting life as Black Southerners enduring segregation and the trauma and triumph of the civil rights movement. It showed her that government can be “a powerful force for improving people’s lives” but also one “that oppresses some, ignores others.” A generation later, despite her interest in public office, there was no obvious pathway for someone like her. “There weren’t a lot of role models ... examples of Black women” in power, said McClellan in an interview. Now, she’s a 48-year-old state senator running for governor herself: “We’re in a very different Virginia.” McClellan’s candidacy alongside fellow Democratic primary candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy demonstrates the rising political power of Black women, long a foundation of...