Accepting ‘Otherness’, a Path to Mental Health

"Woman is the other of man, animal is the other of human, stranger is the other of native, abnormality the other of norm, deviation the other of law-abiding, illness the other of health, insanity the other of reason, lay public the other of the expert, foreigner the other of state subject, enemy the other of friend." (Bauman 1991: 8). Modern Illness in Mental Health Societal Mental Health; why Humans need Integration for Health The concept of The Other highlights how many societies … [Read more...]

The Women of the World are Depending on Us

“Economic policies that push out smallholders,” Ms. Khan added, “contribute to a damaging feminization of poverty. In this process, young girls, in particular, find themselves at the sharp end of gender violence.” The WFP-hosted event, which focused on the negative impact of violence against women on food security, also heard from panelist Lourdes Tiban, an Ecuadorean lawmaker of indigenous descent. Gender violence, she said, is not ordained by destiny. Ms. Tiban called for profound cultural … [Read more...]

World Pulse – Celebrate a Woman and the Girl Child

This year's theme for international women's day celebrated annually on the 8th of March is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women". Gender Based Violence is an umbrella term for any harm perpetrated against a person' will of which women are the most affected. Every day by day, more and more women and girls face these violation without a punishment to the offender. The promise to end gender based violence is a big fight but with a collective voice of women like … [Read more...]

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