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How To Get Involved in Local Politics and Why It’s Important

How To Get Involved in Local Politics and Why It’s Important

I have to admit that until recently, I had little interest or awareness of local politics. Embarrassingly, my dad is actually a political journalist, specialising in local politics. He even has two published books out on politics, that I haven’t read (soz dad). As I became older, I was slapped with the fact that politics...

Why Empowering Women Is Essential For Sustainable Development and Health

Why Empowering Women Is Essential For Sustainable Development and Health

In the last few decades, female education rates have improved globally but economical, social and reproductive inequality is still stifling women and girls across the world. This doesn’t just impact women, it’s a global problem. This is also particularly an issue for indigenous women, women of colour and trans women, which requires the most attention...

Why Climate Change is a Serious Public Health Threat

Why Climate Change is a Serious Public Health Threat

Writer’s note: Sorry this post may seem depressing, but I’m aiming for it to educate and empower you all. Keep learning, have informed conversations and fight for change. It is also a call for health systems and professionals to integrate and collaborate with climate adaptation and resilience. With the global climate strikes showcasing millions of...

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

The topic of gender equality brings up a lot of interesting discussions, from what gender equality is defined as, to the topic of sexual harassment disguised a jokes. The topic is an evolving beast that requires more than “a female on the brochure” approach. As a 28-year-old female, I’ve had over 10 years of good...