Author page: Kate Schembri

JPO Program for US Nationals – UNHCR

Online Event 12.13.19 2 PM – 6 PM (GMT) UNHCR is currently offering positions as Junior Professional Officer (JPO). If you are a young American citizen looking to broaden your horizon and start a career with the United Nations, UNHCR is inviting you to participate in this unique online event about the JPO Program on 13th December. Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the USA.…

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Africa’s Women Embrace Modern Birth Control As Experts Hail Rapid Rise In Contraception Use

By Sarah Newey Condoms, implants and the pill are among the contraceptives being rapidly embraced by women and girls in Africa, according to a major report tracking family planning in developing countries. Since 2012 roughly 53 million women and girls have started to use modern forms of family planning in 69 of the poorest countries across the globe.  It means…

Women In Japan Were Told Not To Wear Glasses To Work. Their Response Has Been Fiery.

Glasses, say some companies in Japan, are just not right for women to wear to work. In recent reports by Japan’s Nippon TV and Business Insider Japan, women from a range of industries described being instructed by their employers not to wear glasses. One receptionist recalled being told that glasses for her were not allowed, while a male receptionist was permitted to don…

Yara Shahidi’s Metric for Success and Purposeful Living.

Written by Lola Ogunnaike Yara Shahidi: ‘My Metric for Success Is Having an Impact on Something Greater Than Myself.’ Meghan Markle is a fan. Michelle Obama wrote one of her college recommendation letters. Oprah Winfrey believes she’ll be president of the United States one day. Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, tells me, only half-jokingly, “I want to be her when I grow up.” They’re…

Women Of The Sea

By Pnud Perú The GEF Humboldt project, implemented by the Government of Peru with UNDP support, promotes sustainable management of our ocean using an ecosystem management approach. With this objective, its interventions range from reform of public policies, through to pilot projects to strengthen capacity and eliminate wasteful practices. One such pilot is currently generating a virtuous cycle in Pisco,…