women empowerment Tag

The history of human civilisation has always been tarnished by the history of woman suppression. To rephrase the words of Karl Marx, history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of woman suppression. There is always an explanation for the supposed inferiority of women in social life. Some say they are by nature, weak. Some sight evolution to be the determining factor and some...

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Storytelling at "Women Who Empower" summit

Storytelling has immense power in connecting and influencing people. It is an art form that has been used since the beginning of language to pass on people’s experiences and stories. It still holds that immense power of attracting people and passing down histories. Thus, an event organised by Northeastern University that celebrated stories. It was called the ‘Women Who Empower’ summit. Guests like entrepreneurs, award-winning...

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The world is a messy place to live in. It gets messier when humans start to show the multitude of their Hobbesian virtues of discrimination, marginalisation, and prejudices. Of all human evil virtues, one that has been the most prominent is the act of racism. The tendency to identify oneself as superior to the other on the basis of birth has been present from the...

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ballet and cultural integration

Art in whatever form, has always been a medium to unite people. Dance being a prominent form among them. The grace and beauty of this art form has always brought people together, across borders and over oceans. The gap between the third world countries and the first world countries can only be bridged through cultural integration. Ballet has always been an important part of cultural...

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The G-7 summit held in Biarritz in France, convened on 24-25 August 2019, kept the emphasis on an overarching theme ‘Fight Against inequalities'. More than 100 leaders from universities, non-governmental organizations, and corporations in the US and France honoured the attendance to undertake the same challenge.   The inauguration of the Paris-Boston Women’s Forum, a project initiated by the Consulate General of France in Boston held at Northeastern’s...

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Life after dancing

Any type of performing art, be it sports, dancing, or singing, etc., usually comes with early retirement. Most artists struggle to find work after that to make ends meet. They can coach other people but that does not have as many opportunities. Most professionals don’t have any other degree or the experience required to enter a new field or look for a job.   Northeastern University recently...

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Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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After becoming the first Canadian Team to win NBA membership in June, the Raptors made history once again by selling branded hijabs, the headscarf worn by many Muslim women. The hijab starred Raptors claw on one side and a Nike swoosh on the other which they revealed in their promotional video on Twitter. This will give inspiration to Muslim women to come to the forefront and...

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all bodies are beautiful

The issue of body-shaming is not new in society. Certain unrealistic standards of how one’s body should be have been ingrained by the patriarchy. The ideals of this structure profit many opportunistic companies. Recently, models and actresses such as Jameela Jamil and many others have opened up about how difficult it is to maintain their bodies that is “acceptable” according to the standards of the...

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Sexual assault is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another person without that person's consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. It is a form of sexual violence which includes rape, groping, child sexual abuse or the torture of the person in a sexual manner.   The things which force a sexual assault victim...

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