Home & Family

Household Chores are Just as Important as Paid Work

Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for helping to end Liberia’s civil war. However, when she was invited to speak at a Gates Foundation event in 2017, she didn’t talk about that. Instead, she talked about a meeting she had once had with a group

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How can parental leave help new families?

Parental leave is an employee benefit which allows mothers and fathers to take time off work when they have a newborn child in order to care for them. The term includes maternity leave (for mothers) and paternity leave (for fathers). DIFFERENT KINDS OF PARENTAL LEAVE Parental leave can be either

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How can we give children the best start in life?

Education is the key to success, both for individuals and for societies. Excitingly, countries across Africa are increasingly realizing this. That is why 100% of boys and 96% of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa now start primary school. However, there is still more to do to give children the best start

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Birth control and security from unsafe abortions

Mortality from unsafe abortions disproportionately affects women in Africa: the continent sees 62% of all unsafe abortion-related deaths. Birth control can save women’s lives by reducing the number of unsafe abortions as it prevents unwanted or unplanned pregnancies before they begin. This means that in the future the woman can

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