More Women Should Lead Africa’s Coronavirus Response

BY: Damaris Matoke-Muhia As the race to contain one of the worst pandemics in history continues, there is an urgent need for more stringent and innovative strategies to battle COVID-19. But on the world stage, one critically important element remains a low priority. While women perform 70 percent of the world’s healthcare services, they comprise …

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New Voices Senior Fellow Phyllis Omido Wins Landmark Environmental Case

Phyllis Omido has won a landmark class action suit against the owners of a lead smelter plant on behalf of the Owimo Uhuru community in Mombasa, Kenya. The “ruling comes after years of grassroots work by environmental activist Phyllis Omido, who launched a legal challenge against the government and the smelting plant owners, accusing them …

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17 Badass female athletes everyone should know

It takes a lot to be a professional athlete: time, commitment, serious dedication, willpower.  For athletes who also are female, it can take even more grit to succeed in the male-dominated world of sports.  Serious female athletes are still asked ridiculous questions about smiling, or their tennis outfits by reporters. In some sports, like US soccer, women are …

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