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...]

Four Ways To Improve Gender Equality In Your Business

Today, it is the duty of business owners to ensure they are doing their part to further equality across all industries. They can do this by focusing on their own company and setting an example for others. Increasing the opportunities for women and trans employees to be more in line with male employees can set your business in better stead with your customers, potential employees, and clients too. Knowing where to start with this can be difficult, however. So to help, we’ve put together four … [Read more...]

Inspiring Business Women in the Entertainment Industry

The media and entertainment industry spans everything from film and TV to gaming and casino - and it’s growing by day too. Latest figures have revealed that the US Arts, Entertainment and Recreation industry has a current market size of over $307 billion. It can’t be denied that the sector is dominated by men, but, despite this, there are a whole host of inspiring business women who we can all take a lesson or two from. Here, we round up three of the most prominent and take a look at their … [Read more...]

Simple Steps That You Can Take To Regain Your Confidence

It can be a terrible feeling when we realize that our sense of confidence has begun to slip. It can be isolating, and it can leave us feeling like we just want to hide away. It always seems particularly cruel when this happens in the summertime when we want to be getting out there and enjoying time with our friends and loved ones. However, there are things that you can do to get your confidence back. Here are a few steps that you can think about. Be Kind To Yourself First things first: … [Read more...]

Gender Parity – Almost a Century Away

Image Linked The SDG-index_report_FINAL_EN (1)2022 SDG Gender Index finds little progress on gender equality at the global level between 2015 and 2020. The global Index score for gender equality stands at just 67.8 in 2020: only a slight improvement of less than two points since 2015. If current trends continue, the global score will reach only 71 out of 100 by 2030, the deadline for the achievement of the SDGs. And even this projection could be seen as optimistic, given the impact the … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – JUNE 21

On 13 June 1996, Governor General Roméo LeBlanc announced the government’s intention to have an annual, national celebration of Indigenous peoples. Later that month, on the 21st, Canada celebrated its first National Aboriginal Day. National Indigenous Peoples Day or past National Aboriginal Day, 21 June, is an official day of celebration to recognize and honor the achievements, history and rich cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. This day has been celebrated as a … [Read more...]

Phoenix Women’s Group Promotes Food Security/Action Plan

Courier Newsroom’s The Cooper Courier reports that a determined group of women in South Phoenix is attempting to address the systemic problems of food insecurity in their community. South Phoenix, despite being near rich agricultural land, has been designated a “food desert,” meaning most residents live more than 1 mile from access to fresh and nourishing food. “In 2017, the Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs applied for assistance through the Local Foods, Local Places program, which … [Read more...]

Gender Identities and Roles in Society

We live in a world where gender identity is considered a fluid concept. No longer are we restricted to the gender binaries of male and female. There are examples of genders include male, female, transgender, cisgender, and gender non-conforming. We live in a world where gender identity is considered a fluid concept. No longer are we restricted to the gender binaries of male and female. In fact, if we move beyond a euro-centric view of gender, diversity of genders has existed across cultures … [Read more...]

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