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Maria Ressa: Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Journalist

By Madeline Hislop Journalist Maria Ressa, from the Philippines, has won the Nobel Peace Prize, recognised by the Norwegian committee for her journalistic work defending press freedom, and holding the Philippines’ government to account. Maria Ressa won the peace prize along with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, awarded “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy…

How Nicole Liu Built a Health Tech Company to Help Women Take Control of Their Fertility

By Madeline Hislop Since launching Kin Fertility at the beginning of 2020, entrepreneur and founder Nicole Liu has been on a mission to work collaboratively with people skilled in health and tech to get the best outcomes for her customers. She describes it as like being an air traffic controller; leading a vision and pulling all the right people and resources together, directing…

Why More Male Allies Are Needed for Women in the Workplace

By Meg Warren Women and groups advocating for gender equality are increasingly urging men to become allies in the fight. colleague Research has shown that in the absence of male support (especially from a colleague), women have to shoulder the burden of battling routine workplace sexism such as misogynist humor and microaggressions on their own. This can lead to a sense of isolation, stress and exhaustion.…

Female Muay Thai Fighters Make History in Male-Dominated Sport

By Teirra Kamolvattanavith Since opening in 1956, Lumpinee Boxing Stadium has become one of the world’s most prestigious sites for Thailand’s martial art of Muay Thai. But the venue in Bangkok has traditionally forbidden women from fighting there—or even touching the ring—due to entrenched superstitions about menstruation and its potential to “pollute” the sacred space.  Signs placed around the ring are clear:…

Meet the Entrepreneurial Spice Girls of India

By Tenzin Norzom In the bustling Sardar Market in Jodhpur, the Spice Girls of India greet tourists from around the world, offering a cup of their trademark masala-scented chai at their MV Spices store.  A well-known and popular brand among the tourists who visit the city from all over the world, it has been fondly talked about by international travel companies…