International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

The Alphabet of Women in Science Yesterday was pretty heated because Boris and I had a spat concerning women in science. Ms. Peter asked everyone to reveal their career role model. I chose Thomas Edison. Boris snorted. ‘I bet you had to choose a male scientist because there are no female scientists.’ ‘Of course there […]

World Health Day 2023

The Indispensable Role of Women in the Health Sector It is impossible to exaggerate how valuable women are to the health sector. Women have significantly influenced the development and provision of healthcare services worldwide. They have contributed considerably to the health of numerous people and cultures, including nurses, midwives, doctors, and researchers. Historically, women have […]

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023

Over time, the science educational journey of women and girls has continued to evolve. From the time when women couldn’t go to school, to the time when science was considered a male field of study to today where it is perfectly normal to see a female professor of molecular biology.  Currently, there are lots of […]

2023 – International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Sitting at the edge of the bed beside Amara’s bed, Akina touched her friend’s bare shoulder. “You look pale and weak. Are you ill?” “Didn’t you hear?” Ihara said, shifting uncomfortably on the bed, and trying to sit up. “Hear what?” “I’ve become a full woman now,” she said. Akuna frowned in disgust. “You’ve been […]

International Day of Education 2023

This year’s International Day of Education is dedicated to girls and women in Afghanistan who have been deprived of their right to education by UNESCO. Here is a short fiction on my blog to depict the situation in Afghanistan. Afsoon writhed in pain as her mother massaged her forehead. “Lie still”, mother said. “It’ll be […]

Artificial Intelligence and Gender Equality!

For a long time, intelligence was only connected with humans. It was utilized by scientists to demonstrate a clear distinction between humans and animals in terms of our ability to think, be creative, imaginative, and propose solutions. These attributes are fundamental to human beings, and intellect was once thought to be unique to humans. Things […]

World Day of Social Justice 2022

Today is World Day of Social Justice, a day set aside by the UN to promote poverty eradication, by the promotion of full employment and decent work, universal social protection, gender equality, and social justice for all. This year’s theme is achieving social justice through formal employment. The idea behind this is that when we […]

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022 – Temitayo Ayeni

Long ago, it was unheard of for women to venture into STEM. Many women who loved science, mathematics or technology were seen as unusual. In some extreme cases, they were called witches and burned. As time went on, although people stopped burning women for being ambitious, parents and people in society still discouraged their girls […]

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