Archive for July 2015

Call for Solidarity: Statement by the Greek YWCA

Call for Solidarity: Statement by the Greek YWCA

No other European population has suffered more from the Eurozone crisis than the Greek people. So far the outcome of the implemented policies by institutions and the Greek governments is a million and a half unemployed, three million poor and thousands of families without income. We, the women of the

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Breakforth Girls Arize Conference, 18th July 2015

Breakforth Girls Arize Conference, 18th July 2015

By Busola Shogbamimu When my neighbour died two years ago, he was over 70 years of age and very lonely man. My worst fears for him were confirmed as he had died a couple of days before he was found. Several attempts to connect with him had been brushed off.

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New Always Survey Reveals Two Thirds of Girls in the UK Feel Held Back by Society

New Always Survey Reveals Two Thirds of Girls in the UK Feel Held Back by Society

“Girls can’t be brave” and “girls aren’t strong” are limiting phrases seemingly from a bygone era, but a new Always social experiment reveals that many girls today feel limited by society’s expectations of women. In fact, data from the most recent Always Confidence & Puberty Survey*, shows that 66 percent

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The Women’s World Cup: A Whole New Ball Game

The Women’s World Cup: A Whole New Ball Game

It was by accident that I happened to switch on to Nigeria v Sweden in the women’s World Cup. The matches usually kick off around midnight and there had been no great advance publicity. Also, I had only briefly watched the women’s game before, a number of years ago, when

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