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Open Letter: Egypt Must Take Serious and Genuine Steps to End Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination has been a long-standing crisis in Egypt for far too long. With the 80th Session of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) taking place this month, we urge the Egyptian government to commit to promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls, and […]

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Women-led NGO AWRA Empowers African Children Through Comic Series

Meet Kawkab, a 10-year-old Sudanese shero whose superpowers allow her to defy space and time. Kawkab was created by AWRA founding member Reem Abdellatif and Sudanese Artist Ibrahim of Abbas Comics to empower African children through educational comics. Kawkab is one of many young girls who dares to dream. She uses her unique […]

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#ReclaimTheNarrative: In Solidarity With the Women and Girls of Tigray

The Tigray crisis has internally displaced about 2.3 million children, totally cutting them off from humanitarian aid, according to the UN. The conflict in Tigray is now in its ninth month. It has also left about 5 million people in need of food and sustenance. More than 350,000 of those people are living […]

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#ReclaimTheNarrative: Mainstream Beauty Standards Were Made to be Broken

Within our own communities across Africa, many people still think that beauty means straight hair, lighter skin, or thin cinched waists. Sometime throughout history, society decided that these features should be the standard of beauty. These Eurocentric beauty paradigms often exclude black and brown women, their traditional attire, darker skin tones, or various body […]