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Research says most people who use drugs are men. And many people think there is no reason to involve #women in #drugpolicy. But they are mistaken. The drug phenomenon is not #gender neutral.

Why a #feminist perspective is essential 👉💡🧵... Image
Due to gendered norms and notions of #femininity that are incompatible with #drugs use, the complex realities of women are often ignored. However, a growing movement is trying to shift this perspective to better understand the unique challenges that female users face.
Let’s have a closer 👁️👁️ why…

#Women who use drugs are often judged because they don’t comply with socially constructed #norms and challenge the traditional role of women.
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My #FGM Horror💔
"My Leg Was Dislocated During FGM; I Now Limp!"
Nastehe Abubakar Recalls It:
"I was led to the bush first before my colleagues were taken there; I thought I was just going for a short tour when my mother led me into a hut. Suddenly, a group of #women wrestled me
to the ground and tore my clothes.
As I struggled to escape from their grip, some pulled my legs apart while the others held my arms down. My mom abandoned me in the hands of the women.
My leg was dislocated in the struggle as they went ahead to have their way, the blade piercing
sharply through my flesh, leaving me in excruciating pain.
After the cut, they didn't bother to check whether I got other injuries but instead bound my legs together with a rope to the waist after sewing my wounds.
For almost a month, I was bound to my waist and slept on my side;
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A thread on "The Ideal Haryanvi Woman".

1) Anu Kumari: Civil Servant
2) @jyotiyadaav : Journalist
3) @Phogat_Vinesh : Wrestler

Read for a non-patronising interpretation.

#haryanvi #women #achievers Image
Disclaimer: This thread is about Haryanvi girls/women of my generation (1990s) to whom not only women but men look upto.

The ideality here is not about their conduct or personal choices but their inherent ability to succeed against Odds.

Thats the Haryanvi Spirit!
Haryanvi women have been historically looked through the prism of their "male guardians" their husband, father or sons.

Ghoonghat, skewed female sex ratio, backbreaking gender roles and control over their access to "public spaces" made things more hard in Haryana.
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WATCH: #BNNMexico Reports.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, women's groups march in Mexico. The contingents are concentrated at different points in Mexico City. #Mexico #Women #Protest
Amnesty International activists are at the meeting points of the 25N march with the aim of providing guidance to women on gender violence, as well as informing them about the security protocols to be followed in the demonstration.
Police officers blocked traffic on Paseo de la Reforma, near the Fiesta Americana hotel.
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Since July, IndiaSpend has been publishing stories looking at what the push towards #NaturalFarming means on the ground for the farmers who grow our food. Its been an enlightening series for me. Here's why:
.@haripaliath's explainer told me the difference btwn #organicfarming & natural farming in theory. We realised in subsequent reporting that often, the concepts were not clear on the ground, & that organic farming was more common…
.@ManuMoudgil's story & the great video with it, gives a very simple explanation of why India's food bowl & its star performer in the green revolution finds it so hard to move away from chemicals--government incentives & the chemical-hardened soil…
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Here, the consumption of caffeinated coffee was inversely associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes among US nurses with a history of gestational diabetes, with higher intakes being associated with a more favorable glucose metabolic profile among the type 2 diabetes-free women.
A few other notable findings:
- "This current study presents complementary findings on the inverse associations of coffee, particularly caffeinated coffee, with T2D progression for high-risk individuals with a history of GDM...
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called @Coach 2x (1 hang-up after I spoke about the issue). They are aware of this situation, but, as the Dept. of customer reps, they have no comment. I asked for Dept. to contact. Gave me the # of #CoachNY headquarters. 866-787-1587. Push your fingers to work! #LetWomenSpeak
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My #FGM Heartbreak💔
"FGM Shattered My Life!"
Chemutai, 45 Years Old, Recalls Hers:
"I will never forget that night. It was cold and they held me down and did what they did. First, they poured really cold milk on me. They said that would help with the pain. It took me a long time ImageImage
to heal; going to ease myself was so hard…
I did not know the way they cut me had anything to do with this urine problem but when I went to a hospital, a nurse told me that I had a big scar and that it might have prevented my children from coming out properly.
I am childless now
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Finally decided to write.

It must be said unequivocally that the Safety of #Women is ultimately that of the State, Culture, Society, Family and Self and in that order.

The unfortunate death of Shraddha is ultimately on the State & Society. This failure is ours.

This failure was at multiple levels.

At one level, perpetrators dont fear the State. They dont fear the Police. They fear the Society the least.

The State has taken the agency away from the Society and People. Has made intervention very difficult.

In addition, Modernity has pushed Nuclear-Family so much that families are cutoff from their communities and have to deal with their crisis all alone.

This has also made it others to less intervene or not even recognize others problems.

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1/18.📜#COP27 OUTCOME: Members of the @LossandDamage Collaboration share their thoughts on the outcome of #COP27 on all #LossAndDamage elements.

🔗Read it here:…
2/18. 📢GOOD NEWS: #COP27 has established a #LossAndDamage fund! Following courageous and consistent championing for 30+ years by countries on the frontlines of the #ClimateCrisis. This is a historic moment that sets us on a pathway to #ClimateJustice.
3/18. During this time, climate-vulnerable countries were supported by the tireless efforts of #CivilSociety who have and will continue to demand that polluters #PayUp4LossAndDamage. We’ve put our heart and soul into this for decades now and we are not stopping anytime soon!
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1/29. It’s day eleven of #COP27 and it was a busy day in #SharmElSheikh with press conferences by @CANIntl and the G77 and China, the #PeoplesPlenary, a @COP27P event on Cultural Heritage, an HoD meeting on the cover decision and #LossAndDamage side events throughout the day. 🧵
2/29.#LossAndDamage side events kicked of this morning with an event on Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD): “Losing the Irreplaceable: #LossAndDamage, #Culture & Heritage” at the #ResilienceHub.
3/29. During the event, @nusrat_naushin highlighted that in areas where intense saltwater intrusion is happening Non-Economic #LossAndDamage is taking place: “#Women and small children are bearing the brunt. People are losing their hair, women are having gynaecological issues.”
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🪡 1/7: #COP27 Live from the #BlueZone : Gender Day Closing Session

#COP27Gender #Women
2/7: #COP27Gender Day closes with a ceremony hosted by Dr. Maya Morsi and HE Dr. Yasmine Fouad. The #women invited a #student, Nevine Ghazi, on stage to share her perspectives on #climatechange and #youth in #Africa.
3/7: Ms. Ghazi advocates for #climateeducation saying, “I learned about the #SDGs & The #ParisAgreement in university. I instantly became aware of #climatechange and our needs. More importantly, I was able to apply my knowledge and continue to learn.
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thread 🪡 1/4: #COP27 live from the #Blue Zone | Building Resilience for Women and Girls

HE Dr Yasmin Fouad joins a panel at the UK Pavilion on advancing education & economic opportunities for #women & #girls as part of her #COP27 Gender Day schedule. Image
2/4: Dr Fouad discussed the newly launched African Women’s CAP and its areas of action.

“We are focusing specifically on energy, water, & food. This includes providing support to #women in areas like adaptive crop production, water desalination, and solar PV.”

#COP27gender Image
3/4: Dr YF also discussed the essential need for greater #economic opportunities for girls and women by way of greater access to finance & participation in local and national projects, especially those related to the energy, water, & food sectors.

#TogetherForImplementation Image
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6/8: Ms Susan Gardner of UNEP calls for respecting local knowledge and more women in science & in education, adding #women are key actors in building community resilience. She warns, "when women lack resources, a voice, or freedom to move, we become trapped with high climate risk
7/8: Elizabeth Walthuti of Green Generation adds that women are victims of climate change but will also be the ones to lead us out of it. Discussing inequalities she adds, “this gross injustice is precisely what young people around the world are mobilizing to fight against.”
8/8: Dr. Yasmine Fouad closes the panel thanking the speakers for amplifying voices of local communities & inviting attendees to the #GreenZone, which mirrors the agenda of the #BlueZone, while capturing the voices of #humanity through engaging with #civilsociety stakeholders.
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🪡 1/8: #COP27 live from the #BlueZone | #Gender Day continues with a high-level panel: Voice of Women Leaders in Climate Debates, Policies, Implementation, & Beyond.

#JustAndAmtibious Image
2/8: HE Dr Yasmine Fouad welcomes the #female panel & attendees with a call to action. “We need to look at how to enable & empower #women in the fight in #climatechange. We need to do that now at this #COP for implementation.

#JustAndAmtibious Image
3/8: Ms Soipan Tuya, Kenya’s Minister of Environment says, “#Women know the issues & are the fastest responders. We are natural drivers. When we take the steering wheel, things will move.” Adding that women’s building women’s participation and capacity is needed.

#COP27Gender Image
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🪡 1/13:#COP27 live from the #BlueZone |
Today is #COP27 Gender Day! We aim to close the gender gap in #government, finance, education & employment. We are proud to implement an important initiative: African Women's CAP.

2/13: Today we launch of the African Women’s Climate Adaptive Priorities (CAP). This initiative comprehensively addresses gender-sensitive climate challenges & opportunities to empower the stewards of our communities & planet.

3/13:HE Dr. Yasmine Fouad opens the event with powerful remarks. “#Women are the main engine for tackling the front lines of #climatechange,” explaining that they are the implementers of green solutions & advocates for community wide sustainability.”

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Just IN: Father Of 6-Month-Old Girl Subjected To #FGM To Remain In Custody💪🏽
#Kenyan: A couple who subjected their 6-month-old daughter to female genital mutilation in Leparua, Isiolo North, last week had rushed her to a local hospital with a severe fever before she was sent to ImageImage
Isiolo Referral Hospital, where health workers discovered that she had been “cut”.
Ms Linda Kiruki, a clinical officer at Isiolo Referral who handled the case, said the #child had a deep wound and her genitals were covered with tea leaves to ostensibly reduce bleeding.
before Isiolo Chief Magistrate Lucy Mutai, Ms Kiruki said the child’s clitoris had been cut and that the labia majora had a deep wound that showed the illegal procedure was carried out with a blunt object.
“The child cried uncontrollably while we assessed the wound. The severe
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BREAKING: #BNNJapan Reports.

Japan and South Korea have agreed to an early resolution of wartime labour issues that has riled the people on both sides for decades after the World War. #rights #slavery #women #military Image
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday he and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol had agreed to work for an early settlement of wartime labor issues that have pushed bilateral ties to arguably their lowest point in decades.
The deal was struck on the fringes of summits involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations #ASEAN and its partners in the Cambodian capital of #PhnomPenh.
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رضیہ سلطانہ (1205-1240)
First and Last Female Ruler of #Delhi Sultanate
رضیہ سلطانہ قیسی رام پوری کے ناول کا عنوان یامرکزی کردار ہی نہیں بلکہ تاریخ میں رقم حقیقی ترک خاندان غلاماں (Slave Dynasty) کے سلطان شمس الدین التمش کی بیٹی اور ھندوستان کی پہلی مسلمان
غیر شادی شدہ خاتون حکمران بھی ھے۔
رضیہ کو 1236 سے 1239 تک حکمرانی کا شرف حاصل رہا جو اسکے سات بھائیوں میں سے کسی ایک کو بھی نہ مل سکا۔
جب اس نے10 نومبر 1236 کوجلال الدین رضیہ کے سرکاری نام کیساتھ تخت سنبھالا تو اس نےاپنےروایتی مسلم خواتین کےلباس بشمول پردہ کوترک کرنےکاشعوری فیصلہ
کیاجس نےقدامت پسندمسلمانوں کےغصے کو ھوا دی۔
لیکن یہ مختصر سا عرصہ بھی رضیہ کیلئے وبال جان بن گیا تھا کیونکہ "سازشیں" جو مسلم بادشاہوں کی تاریخ کا ایک بدنما داغ رہی ہیں، رضیہ بھی اسی داغ کاشکار ھوئی جب اسےافریقہ حبشی غلام یاقوت (اصل نام جمال الدین) کیساتھ جوڑاگیاجوکہ اس کی زوال کی
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Tired of hearing the old expression "this is a man's job"? Meet some amazing Indian #women challenging this biased notion. >>> Image
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#childabuse: A Nine-Year-Old Girl Set To Give Birth In #Zimbabwe 😭
Recall the painful death of 14-year-old Anna Machaya (in the pix) while giving birth in a #church shrine in July 2021, a 9-year-old #girl (Grade 3 Pupil) has been admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) as Image
she is 33 weeks pregnant and expected to give birth by caesarean section this November.
She was just 8 when she fell pregnant, and is being monitored by a team of specialist doctors and nurses owing to the delicate nature of the pregnancy.
She has refused to give police the name
of her abuser though shockingly, her 29-year-old father claimed that the goblins🤷🏾 visited the 9-year-old #girl on the nights only when her mother was away from home and inserted things into her privates. The police believe she's being threatened!
There are only 6 known cases in ImageImage
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"When my friend booked an Uber for me on the last day, this lady came to pick me up. After the ride started, I noticed a kid sleeping in the front seat. I could not resist asking:
Ma'am, is that your daughter?
Yes, sir, my daughter and she is on vacation now; hence I am working and babysitting together.
I was curious, so I wanted to know more.

Her name is Nandini, and she drives a cab in Bangalore.
She wanted to be an entrepreneur and started a food truck a few years back with all her savings. But then covid hit, and she lost all the money she had invested.

Post that, she started driving a cab.
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Note Jon Stewart's exacerbation here. It demonstrates that, even for those who pushin transgenderism, it is women who have babies, not men.

This undermines his whole argument & that of transgenderism in general.

#gender #TransWomenAreWomen #women #WomensRightsAreHumanRights
Please consider retweeting this to amplify it. It shows the contradiction in the position of proponents of transgenderism.
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Another Rough Journey🙏🏽
Also, in November 2018, our attention was called to a case of a 13-year-old girl (from Idoma, Benue State), resident in Lagos but was summoned for #FGM in Ogun State wherein a community of migrant-Benue people were resident.
Her people said, "If she's not ImageImage
circumcised, she won't attend her parents' burial AND if she dies as an uncircumcised girl, her corpse would be thrown into a forest!
I set out for the trip with the amazing Barrister Yemi Adetiba @OluyemiOrija - the most kind lawyer in Nigeria🙌🏽 - she's the founder of @HeadfortF
We actually raised our money (I and the Barrister) to make this journey to an unknown location.
The journey was fearful, long and energy-sapping - we entered one 'igbo irumole😁' to another and Bar Adetiba's husband was calling us every now and then to track down our location.
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