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Are women better activists than men?

July 25, 2023 — There have been many great male activists throughout history, such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Gandhi. However, it is true that women have played a disproportionately large role in the fight for human rights.

There are a few reasons for this. First, women have traditionally been excluded from power and decision-making, so they have had to find other ways to make their voices heard. Second, women are often more directly affected by human rights abuses, such as violence against women and girls. Third, women are often more collaborative and less hierarchical than men, which can be an asset in the fight for human rights. Continue reading


As online hate speech hits Africa, social media firms told to act

  • Online hate speech targets Zimbabweans in South Africa
  • Widespread digital abuse also seen in Ghana, Kenya
  • Culturally sensitive content moderation key, say activists

By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Social media used to be a source of light entertainment for Nora, a 47-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker living in South Africa. But lately, it has become a source of fear.
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