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I am not black; I’m African

POEM BY WATSON MUSHIMBEI, CLASS OF 2019 I’m not black; I’m African My skin colour doesn’t define me, but my heritage does The choices I make and the path I take glorify my blood My people are not your stereotype I’m not black, I’m African My strength is what I am My weakness is what […]

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The taboo of periods

In the week when the Zambian government announced they would distribute sanitary wear to all girls in government schools: http://bit.ly/339bNBe, Jen Moore tells us about the research she did into the taboos around periods in Zambia – and those closer to home. In an interesting recent report, Plan UK[1] showed that some of the key issues […]

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How working while studying is giving me the skills to help when I return home

Blog written by Ashley Nyangani, class of 2016. Interviewing the CEO. Through UBC MasterCard Scholarship Foundation, I had the privilege of interviewing Atira Women’s Resource Society’s CEO, Janice Abbott. Atira is located in Vancouver Downtown East side, the poorest part of Vancouver. It works especially with indigenous women – the most marginalised in Canadian society. The interview would mark a turning point […]

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Is it becoming a Woman’s World?

Written by Thando Lungu According to the World Economic Forum, there is currently an overall global gender gap of 32%. Although this suggests a worldwide marginal improvement of 68%, women still remain on the receiving end of gender inequality. It has been reported that there is a gender gap of over 77.1% in women’s participation […]

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