Stories

  • Sep222020

    Through Her Eyes #2 : An alternative way to usher girls into womanhood – without FGM

    #ThroughHerEyes is a new monthly column dedicated to sharing the stories and perspectives of under-represented women. Each month, a story…

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  • Jul072020

    #HerCovid19Stories – For many in low income settlements in Nairobi, staying at home for safety is not an option – By Melissa Aluso

    ‘A businessman wearing a mask and using hand sanitiser while selling ice cream on the streets of Mathare’ By Melissa…

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  • Jun182020

    #HerCovid19Stories: Without a job, but not without hope during lockdown – By Fibi Afloe

      ‘I had dreams of making enough money this year, especially during the end of Ramadan celebrations. I am a…

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  • Jun072020

    #HerCOVID19Stories : An unusual Eid celebration at home – By Fibi Afloe

    This year, many Muslims are spending Eid at home for the first time in an effort to curb COVID-19. In Ghana,…

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  • Jun072020

    #HerCOVID19Stories : The young people using art to fight COVID-19 – by Mary Wanjiru

    © Mary Wanjiru, May 2020, Mathare, Kenya Mathare roots, a youth initiative in Mathare slums Kenya, are using street art and…

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  • Jun072020

    #HerCOVID19stories – Our handwashing inventions in rural Kenya – By Esther Tinayo

    Handwashing is key to fighting off the spread of Covid-19. In some places more than others, observing this “simple” guideline…

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  • Jun072020

    #HerCOVID19Stories : ‘I can’t study from home during lockdown’ – By Fibi Afloe

    In many communities, stay at home orders have contributed to widening inequalities when it comes to studying and pursuing an…

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  • Jun072020

    #HerCOVID19Stories : Women head porters in Ghana amongst most affected by lockdown measures. By Fibi Afloe

    The Kayayei, young women and girls who work as head porters, are amongst those who feel most severely the impact…

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  • Aug132018

    Documenting history – by Juliane Reissig, w/ Antoinette Dumegah, Bernadette Young, Felicia Donkor, Florence Ama Geyevu

    Pictures help us understand history and culture. Photographer Francis Kokoroko, who facilitates the Lensational Ghana workshops, explained the importance of…

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  • Aug062018

    My life as a garment worker – Leeh Ann Hidalgo

    My name is Leeh Ann and I am a domestic helper based in Hong Kong. Six years ago, I left…

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