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Green Tea And Honey With Muhammad Yunus

December 15, 2014

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If you’re passionate about ending poverty, then you might have heard of Professor Muhammad Yunus. He is the founder of the Grameen Bank, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and the 1998 Sydney Peace Prize. But more importantly, he is a pioneer of microfinance who is now helping over seven million Bangladeshi women leave […]

Water, water everywhere

March 1, 2014

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Here in Australia, the government and newspapers are just waking up to another drought. Farmers have been watching the edges of their soil crack and wrinkle for months, wringing their hands in the wait for some decent rain. But now the headlines have assured the rest of us it’s real, and so the politicians are […]

Changing the lens: what we can learn from #LeanIn and #Slanegirlsolidarity

February 15, 2014

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My weekly post over at Flamingo Pink is all about the exciting news that Getty Images has just launched the “Lean In Collection”, featuring more than 2,500 photos that celebrate the diversity and accomplishments of women everywhere. Women as builders, mothers, business owners, best friends, breadwinners; girls doing science experiments, playing sport and reading books. […]

Understanding #Shahbagh

April 20, 2013

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Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been watching the political upheavals that are taking place in Bangladesh with close attention. After living in Dhaka, I can remember only too well how easily political instability could send daily life into chaos – closed markets, closed businesses, school exams cancelled and all entry and exit from […]