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Coronavirus & Domestic Abuse


In an unequal world, crises like the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affect women. Though recent evidence shows men are more likely to die from coronavirus, cultural and socio-economic factors impact women during crisis in other ways. In this blog, we look at the link between coronavirus and domestic abuse. With the global, rapid spread of the virus, many countries are in lockdown, encouraging people to stay home and stay safe – but homes aren’t always safe for women. Women are not necessarily safe in their own homes In the UK, the National Domestic Abuse helpline has saw a 25% increase in calls [...]

Coronavirus & Domestic Abuse2020-05-04T08:00:00+00:00

“She” Has to be Controlled: The Underlying Myth for FGM


No title> How often have we heard the story of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from heaven, and the “Fall of man to earth”? Numerous times. How many versions are there to this story? Again countless versions, from the ancient Greek religion to the Abrahamic faiths, as well as the additional fantasies of historians and folklore. There is a striking detail in this story which in some interpretations, portrays Adam as a morally composed human being, swayed by his partner –Eve, who in turn, was easily enticed by Satan. This interpretation is negated in Quran that narrates the whole story of Adam [...]

“She” Has to be Controlled: The Underlying Myth for FGM2020-02-06T08:00:45+00:00
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