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HPV is Not Just a “Women’s Disease”: Men Should get Vaccinated too


HPV has traditionally been framed as a disease that largely affects females, but should males get vaccinated as well? Ng Qi Siang argues that gender-neutral vaccination is more effective than female-only vaccination in terms of cost-efficiency and containing viral spread. He proposes that the government reframe HPV as a disease that affects all genders and move towards a gender-neutral HPV vaccination policy in the near future.

Gender, Race and Identity

Diasporic Anti-Racism


African history did not begin and end with the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It began with the birth and advancement of human civilization. Ancient Africans weren’t barbaric and uncultured, but the progenitors of modern humanity. From the world’s oldest universities and empires to the shapers of society, Africa was the foundation of humanity. Across the world, […]

Gender, Race and Identity

The Streets Speak in Tongues


I comb through the accent of my adolescent street views and patterns. Deciphering the moral compass that orients its existence. In morse code street peddlers dot, dit, and dash cash flows Bringing movement to our traffic jammed economy. This is a revolt against our arrested feats. Pinned down political beats, whose sub frequencies have yet […]

We Must Exist Beyond Our Communities


Since 18 October 2019 in Chile, the majority of the population has demanded a new constitution to break away from the neoliberalism of the dictator Pinochet; a new constitution was drawn up by an elected Constitutional Assembly representative of all Chileans, including indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants

Optimism as a Way of Life


I have always been positive. That was my attitude when at 17 I left Puerto Barros, my hometown, for Guatemala City. Because of the color of my skin and my gender, I suffered from hunger, discrimination, and harassment; but I also met people who helped me in good faith and enabled me to get ahead.

How to Abolish Gender


      I.         Purpose The present structure which dominates gender in our society, patriarchy, is incredibly oppressive, and calls to dismantle it have rung for generations. However, these calls are often entrenched in an oppressive gender binary. What if we did not stop at patriarchy and dismantled gender hierarchies entirely? This article does not intend to make a […]

Sex/Gender Identity Policies in Kazakhstan: Reviews and Recommendations


Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world, nestled in the heart of Central Asia between Russia, China, and “the other –stans.” It is a country that has, at times, been the leader in establishing relatively progressive human rights policies for gender and sexual minorities. Unfortunately, the last decade has seen a sharp reversal […]

LOOKING INSIDE: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences


Sara Bennett photographed 20 women in New York state prisons who are serving life sentences. In this excerpt from her project, five women write about the impact COVID-19 has had on them.

Women in Leadership: Gender Equity and Breaking the Glass Ceiling Amidst a Pandemic


“You are young, pretty and have all the time in world. Don’t rush to a promotion. Sometimes you have to take two to three steps back to take a step forward.” I can’t imagine he’d say this to the white male colleague waiting around the corner from his office. This is what a Senior UN […]

How inclusive is the green economy?


Amanda, Rose, Emily and Rani are four final year Master’s in Public Policy Students at the Harvard Kennedy School dedicated to dismantling systems of oppression and creating an inclusive climate industry. They created this website to highlight the gender and racial gaps in the climate industry. [iframe src=”https://ranimurali412.github.io/code4policy-team-a1/” width=”100%” height=”1000″ scrolling=”auto” ]

Latin America’s Challenges and International Cooperation, an Interview with Isabel Guerrero


How do you think the common challenges of Latin America have changed in the past twenty years? In the early 2000s we were discussing the middle-income trap and how to deal with the dependency of commodities of Latin America. One of the aspects that has changed in the last twenty years has been the perception […]

Gender, Race and Identity

Coronavirus is not just a Global Crisis – it’s also a Women’s Issue


The conversation about coronavirus covers the impact on the economy and healthcare system. What is absent from this conversation is the impact on those most burdened by COVID-19’s global disruption – women.  Coronavirus coverage is starting to feel like a wall of noise – a hum of threat, change, and fear that is hard to […]

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