Many black women scientists feel isolated or worry about being “perfect” to impress their peers.
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Family, marriage and culture are among the factors that influence black women's experiences as scientists.
Many girls in Dar es Salaam’s slums drop out of school because of the costs involved.
Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
Court proceedings are rarely sensitive to the inequalities faced by women and girls in Africa.
Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse.
Cultural norms play an important role in determining whether girls will be send to schools.
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Here's how cultural practices are playing a role in many countries in incentivizing parents to educate their girls.
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While the current political climate has cultivated a sense of fear surrounding cultural differences, when it comes to parenting, these differences could actually help make people better parents.
Does what’s most usual seem inherently good to you?
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It's a common quirk of human psychology to make the mental leap that the way things are is the way things ought to be. New research into how we explain the world around us sheds light on the phenomenon.
Trump or Cruz? Whom to choose?
A survey of 1,200 voters provides insight into which candidate is closest to the median American voter on the issues.
Indonesia’s anti-corruption campaign ‘Jujur itu hebat’ (honesty is great) calls for people to rise as ‘heroes’. But how many of us want to be the nail that sticks out to get hammered?
Indonesia has carried out campaigns against corruption. But they don’t seem to be working very well. Why is that?
Children’s labour entails both benefits and harm that should be assessed at the local level.
A more enlightened approach to child labour would listen to what children say about work, balance work and school, and enhance the flexibility and quality of schooling to cater for working children.