Tag Archives: gender equality

‘Hey White Man!’ – how I can empathise a little more with women…

‘Hey White Man!’ is something I hear a lot as I walk the streets of Liberia. I’m not unfamiliar with these kinds of calls from living a year in Ethiopia to the calls of ‘Ferenji!’, or Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania … Continue reading

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The privilege of walking alone down the street without fear

  For most blokes in Australia they reckon the women in their communities get it pretty good, especially when compared to women in other countries. Well for me, I think that unless a woman has exactly the same access and … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Opinions / Thoughts / Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy International Women’s Day to All!

Today is my favourite International such-and-such Day of the year. It is International Women’s Day 8 March. A couple of reasons for IWD being my favourite International Day of the year: Women and in particular girls are one of the … Continue reading

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Oh Ugandan Little Girl

Recently I attended a medical outreach camp with the Rotaract Club of Kampala in the western region of Uganda. In the small community of Munteme we were a part of a medical outreach day that included HIV testing, blood donor … Continue reading

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The reaction to Malala in Pakistan – my perspective…

The sentiment of Malala’s shot to the head from the Taliban was felt first and foremost by the people in her own country in Pakistan where I have been lucky to spend the past 5 weeks. There was outrage, quietly … Continue reading

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