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Uganda’s First Female Gym Creates Safe Space for Women

For most people, gyms are meant for working out. That’s not always the case for women who feel under scrutiny while they exercise. One woman in Uganda has made it her mission to change that. For Mildred Apenyo, working out was not just for show. While she had no problems with aerobics classes, she was drawn to weight lifting and building muscles. What started out as a way of keeping fit became a... read more

Biking Towards Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Riding a bicycle is seen as a rite of passage for most children and a recreational tool for many adults, ┬ábut for a group of women in Afghanistan, it is a vehicle towards equality. For members of Afghanistan’s Women’s National Cycling Team, bicycling has been a way of forcing their society to look at how men speak and act towards them. While treatment of Afghan women has gotten better more... read more

First Female Cab Driver in Afghanistan Changes The Future of Women

Afghan women face discrimination on a daily basis, especially when it involves driving, but one woman is determined to change that. Sara Bahayi is one woman who has never been quiet about her opinions and she has made it her mission to challenge the patriarchal system that has ruled and continues to rule Afghanistan. At first glance, Bahayi may seem like any other Afghan women, except for her profession:... read more

Tattoos Give Burn Victims New Lease on Life

Tattoos have been used as a way of expressing beauty for years. Whether a person has tattooed a part of the body or most of it, there’s no denying that it attracts attention. Tattoos elicit various reactions, from one extreme to the next, but recent use of tattoos may change viewers’ reactions. For Basma Hameed, the idea of tattoos would change her life as a result of being a burn victim when... read more

THINX Underwear Reduces Stigma about Menstruation

The word “menstruation” evokes various sentiments depending on who’s doing the talking and who’s doing the listening. For most women, the menstrual cycle consists of back pains, cramps and all-encompassing uncomfortability. Products ranging from tampons to pads try to alleviate the stress & pain that women go through to survive this monthly ordeal. Interestingly, the variety of... read more

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