Marko Skoric’s lecture at Malmo University on 8 October 2015, regarding his research on Political Expression, Exposure to Disagreement, and Opinion Shielding on social media as predictors of Citizen Engagement, was a trigger to reflect on a number of issues: the evolution of a new public sphere through social media to democracy and gender discourse.
by Jenn Warren
While not specifically about gender equality, this pertinent yet lighthearted Guardian video commentary is too good to pass up: Development with dignity, not stinky t-shirts.
There are a number of myths about the African woman that need dispelling as well. Watch Eliza Anyangwe challenge some of those myths just by being her and telling her own story online, and check out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s very important “Danger of a Single Story” TED talk that Anyangwe mentions.
by Yamkela Nqweniso
I was born in Cape Town, and I studied primary school at Luleka. That is when I was introduced to Grassroot Soccer. I was still young then, I was 10 and now I’m 15. I wanted to get involved because I wanted to be part of Grassroot Soccer, trying to build a new generation that will be free from HIV, and to be on the positive and the safe side.
India welcomes almost on a daily basis 40,000 newborns. In about six years time, these children will reach school age. How many however will actually get a full education is another question as is the percentage of girls vs boys that will be recipients of edification.
“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” – Andy Warhol
I am not quite sure if Warhol understood the impact this statement would have in the generations to come, when he spurted it out back in the late 1960s; and now in the age of online and social media it is more relevant than ever.