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Woman Undressed is an ongoing series which explores, unpacks and addresses politics surrounding young women and social issues which affect black African women. It is an open space
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Walls ‘that pee back’ tackle people who urinate in public
A railway station in Cologne has hit back at people who urinate in public, putting up signs in one particularly troubled section of the car park warning “the
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The maths teachers of Shanghai have the perfect formula for learning
Earlier this month, I welcomed 68 secondary mathematics teachers from Shanghai to England. They had just touched down to spend three weeks teaching in our secondary schools. Now
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French protest in growing movement against tampon tax
November 12, 2015
About 100 people gathered in Paris on Wednesday to protest a French tax on tampons and sanitary pads, as anger grows among women worldwide over high taxation of ...read more
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No pets, no kids, no flights: How readers are reducing their carbon footprint
November 10, 2015
English speakers are the least optimistic about humanity’s chances of avoiding dangerous climate change, according to a survey of readers in English, French, German and Italian conducted by ...read more
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Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds
November 9, 2015
Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study. Academics from seven universities across the world studied ...read more
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Napo Masheane sings a new song of freedom
November 5, 2015
History repeated itself recently when students from the #FeesMustFall protest movement marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to demand that the government freeze university fees for 2016 and ...read more
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H&M makes rights pledge to 1.6m textile workers
November 5, 2015
Swedish retail giant H&M on Tuesday signed an agreement promising better labour rights for 1.6 million garment workers at its suppliers' factories. The deal, reached with international union IndustriALL ...read more
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This Instagram star is deleting thousands of photos to prove ‘nothing you see is real’
November 3, 2015
For anyone who ever peered at the sun-kissed photo of some Instagram "star" and thought, "This just can't be real life," this should be validating: Essena O'Neill, one of ...read more
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Baileys prize crowns Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as its ‘best of the best’
November 3, 2015
Pitted against nine other titles -- from Zadie Smith’s On Beauty to Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel of the Biafran ...read more
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Kaboom shots! Girls can rap too
October 29, 2015
"If there’s any female rapper that can do it better than me, I owe you 10 grand, yo!” said an animated Gigi Lamayne during a pre-performance interview at ...read more
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Japan urged to ban manga child abuse images
October 28, 2015
Japan must ban sexually abusive images of children in manga comics, despite claims that such a move would threaten freedom of expression, the UN’s special envoy on child ...read more
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Aid worker: There is a new trend of sexual violence in South Sudan
October 21, 2015
It may not be me. It may be one of my friends, or a co-worker, or one of the other aid workers who live on my street. But ...read more
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Oprah Winfrey’s stake in Weight Watchers sends share price soaring
October 20, 2015
Oprah Winfrey is such a fan of Weight Watchers that she has just bought 10% of the company. “I believe in the programme so much I decided to ...read more
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Swedish kids’ TV tops dancing genitals with singing tampon
October 15, 2015
After its kids' video featuring animated dancing genitals went viral earlier this year, a Swedish children's show is now launching a video of singing tampons to teach youngsters ...read more