Tips for Women Going into Rehab

When it’s time for you or someone you love to commit to sobriety and begin their journey of recovery, it's already a difficult time. You don’t want to add more pressure to the situation. Instead, it’s necessary to make going into rehab as seamless as possible. Getting treatment is the only thing that you or your loved one should be worried about, and luckily there is plenty of good treatment out there. As a woman, you might want to make sure that you’re as comfortable as you can be for … [Read more...]

Advancing Gender Equality: UN Women at Davos 2023

The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data shows that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. It will take another 286 years to close the global gender gap. Almost 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Eighty-five per cent of Fortune 500 CEOs are men. Shining a spotlight on these issues, UN Women will be at Davos, where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place from 16 to 20 … [Read more...]

5 Most Popular Styles in Women’s Fashion

Women’s fashion is constantly changing and evolving. Every season brings a different set of trends and fashions, which means there’s always something new to look for when trying to dress. At any given time, there are a ton of different styles to choose from. Whether vintage-inspired looks, edgy contemporary looks, or trendy tops, women are sure to find something that suits them perfectly. Women's fashion is so vast that it almost seems impossible for one person to keep up with all the trends at … [Read more...]

A Woman’s Guide: How to Dress for Outdoor Social Events

Dressing for social events outdoors can be tricky, especially when the weather isn’t cooperating. Whether you are attending a garden party, a family picnic, or an outdoor wedding, it is crucial to be mindful of your outfit. You need to keep in mind the weather, your ability to move and have fun, and of course, the dress code. Here is a guide on how to dress for outdoor social events: 1. Opt for Lightweight Fabrics If you’re attending a summer outdoor event, opt for lightweight … [Read more...]

Surrounding Yourself with Strong Community Empowers Women

The cliche phrase says that it takes a village to raise a child. But the saying also implies the need for women to have a supportive community to empower them. From young women fresh out of college to working mothers to successful CEOs whose careers are taking off, having a community of strong women around you will help you achieve your goals. When you're constantly surrounded by people who are passionate about their work and life, it's contagious. Their energy and enthusiasm are palpable, … [Read more...]

Fighting Barriers in STEM Careers for Women

STEM careers offer premier growth and earnings, but there are some barriers that women face when pursuing STEM careers. One such example is the gender wage gap where women earn approximately 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man. With STEM careers specifically, men earn a 40% higher salary than women. Although women’s representation in STEM has increased dramatically since 1970, those strides have leveled off in recent years. In fact, the number of women working in computer fields — the … [Read more...]

World Mental Health Day – Global Priority for All

Hashtag: #WorldMentalHealthDay WHO: Whilst the pandemic has, and continues to, take its toll on our mental health, the ability to reconnect through World Mental Health Day 2022 will provide us with an opportunity to re-kindle our efforts to protect and improve mental health. Many aspects of mental health have been challenged; and already before the pandemic in 2019 an estimated one in eight people globally were living with a mental disorder. At the same time, the services, skills and … [Read more...]

5 Facts About Pollen You Never Knew

When most people think of pollen, they immediately think of allergies, yet pollen actually serves an important purpose in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. For a plant to generate fruit and seed, pollen must move from the anther of the same or another flower to the stigma. Although some plants may spread their pollen by themselves or with the help of the wind, most flowering plants require the assistance of an animal - like a bee, for example - to successfully transfer their pollen from one … [Read more...]

How You Can Change Up Your Look This Year

It is important that you try your best to be as happy with your image as you can. Not only is this going to give you more confidence, but it can also motivate you to live a better lifestyle. If you are not happy with how you look, don’t worry. This is something that a lot of people deal with, so you are certainly not alone. However, there are plenty of ways in which you can change up the way you look to give you a happier result. If you are curious as to the ways you can do this, here are some … [Read more...]

Top Tips to Help Your Relationship Thrive

Even if you passionately love someone, sometimes, your relationship may need a little bit of help to thrive and to ensure that you are both happy within it. Then, here are some of the top tips that you and your partner should follow if you want to ensure that you can both stay content within your relationship for many months and years to come. Improve Your Sex Life One of the first steps that you should take is to improve your sex life. This does not involve simply finding exciting new … [Read more...]

Top Tips to Keep Your Career Going Throughout Menopause

Menopause can be a difficult time for women, no matter what age you start showing menopause symptoms, and the symptoms and side effects of the menopause can be extremely debilitating and can prevent you from being successful at work or enjoying many of the elements of your life that you used to be passionate about. As such, if you are worried about the effect that the menopause may have on your life and work, read on for some top tips on how you can keep your career going throughout the course … [Read more...]

How Gender Bias Affects the Work-Life Balance

A healthy work-life balance assumes greater significance for working women for the family and workplace balance still pose more challenges and time restraints for women as a norm. This current environment affects growth in both areas of life, and leaves little to zero selfcare time for every working woman. The dynamics of the work environment have exerted enormous pressure on working women as they need to cope with virtually 'two full time jobs' – one at the office and the other at home. … [Read more...]

UNICEF: Gender Action Plan, 2022-2025

Gender Action Plan, 2022-2025 A vision for lasting, transformative change Gender equality means that girls and boys enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities and protections. In 2021, UNICEF ushered in a new gender policy (2021–2030) articulating our vision for gender equality in our programs, as well as our workplaces and practices, around the globe. The Gender Action Plan (2022–2025) charts UNICEF’s way forward with a series of time-bound results that deliver lasting, transformative … [Read more...]

WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS – July 30, 2022 International

THEME 2022 “Use and Abuse of Technology” This year’s theme focuses on the role of technology as a tool that can both enable and impede human trafficking. With the global expansion in the use of technology - intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift of our everyday life to online platforms -- the crime of human trafficking has conquered cyber space. The internet and digital platforms offer traffickers numerous tools to recruit, exploit, and control victims; organize their … [Read more...]

High-level Political Forum 2022 – Debrief Webinar

Webinar — Monday, 18 July 2022 9:00-10:15 EDT / 15:00-16:15 CAT CEST The SDG Lab, Cepei, and IISD, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), invites you to a panel discussion and Q&A session after the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) closes, answering: How did the HLPF go? What challenges were identified and what themes emerged for moving forward with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals … [Read more...]

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