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One-woman change agent
From food security to employment, Nomphelo Zozo is improving lives and promoting sustainable change in her Jo’burg informal settlement.
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Open letter to a depressed teenager
“Reaching the desired area, The blade hesitates, quivering, Then slicing slowly, meticulously Into the soft, awaiting flesh. The wound gapes, Smiling at how it has relaxed the skin.”
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Women shift gears in motorcycle culture: ‘It’s about being on the front of the bike’
Riding motorcycles and the culture around it, with the talk of “bitch seats” and women as “property”, has seldom seemed very conducive to the empowerment of women. But,
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Prettifying comes at a pretty price
August 14, 2015
This Women’s Day you might have taken a moment to honour the women in your life, to recognise the barriers behind which they toil or over which they ...read more
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Rise up and walk to Pamela Nomvete’s arts fiesta
August 14, 2015
When she is not learning her lines for a stage production or film, Ethiopian-born actress Pamela Nomvete is showing young people the showbiz ropes at her youth incubation ...read more
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Why Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy selfie would turn Titian on
August 13, 2015
Kim Kardashian reclaims the beauty of being pregnant in her latest impressive selfie. In soft light, she sports an even more curvaceous form than usual: even more contours ...read more
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In New York City’s Lower East Side, gardening is a political act of resistance
August 12, 2015
On a hot summer’s day, the sun beats down through a canopy of fruit trees and the breeze carries the smell of roasting pork. Birdsong can be heard ...read more
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Why I designed a fashion range for women with larger boobs
August 11, 2015
Yael Aflalo, the founder of LA fashion brand Reformation, says she created the I’m Up Here collection because she has “a lot of friends with bigger busts and ...read more
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Captured by cotton: Girls duped into ‘bonded labour’ in India’s textile mills
August 7, 2015
From her two-room concrete home nestled among the lush coconut plantations of southern India, housewife Kavita has seen the region's textile industry flourish for a decade, thanks to ...read more
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Fears grow over Nepal’s ‘anti-women’ constitution
August 6, 2015
Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line ...read more
Never ask a woman if she’s pregnant. End of.
July 15, 2015
In the past two weeks, two separate people (one a stranger and one a waiter who sees me every other day) have asked me if I’m “expecting”. I’m ...read more
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Women’s boxing makes debut at Pacific Games
July 15, 2015
Women's boxing made its debut at the Pacific Games, in a development hailed Wednesday as a milestone by the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The Games, featuring athletes from ...read more
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Court documents: Cosby admits supplying drugs to woman in pursuit of sex
July 7, 2015
Embattled US comedian Bill Cosby admitted having supplied powerful sedatives to at least one woman in order to have sex with her, court documents unsealed on Monday showed. ...read more
Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States celebrates scoring the opening goal against Japan in the Fifa Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (AFP)
Hat-trick hero Lloyd dreams big and wins World Cup
July 6, 2015
Scoring three times in a Women's World Cup final would be a dream come true for most soccer players but not Carli Lloyd. The American captain fired a ...read more
(L to R) Fifa executive committee member Lydia Nsekera, French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet, former player and General Secretary of the French Football Federation, Brigitte Henriques, and Fifa President Sepp Blatter pose on March 19, 2015 with the Fifa women's World Cup trophy after Fifa's executive committee decided that France will host the 2019 women's football World Cup. (AFP)
Blatter decides not to attend women’s World Cup final in Canada
July 1, 2015
Sepp Blatter, president of the world soccer governing body Fifa that is embroiled in corruption investigations, will not travel to Canada for Sunday's final of the women's World ...read more