International Woman’s Day – Why Girls?

It's no secret that I'm an advocate of girls and particularly girls education. An adolescent girl stands at the doorway of adulthood. If she stays in school, remains healthy, and gains skills, she will marry later, have fewer and healthier children, and earn an income that she’ll invest back into her family. We know that adolescent … Continue reading International Woman’s Day – Why Girls?

1.4 Billion Reasons: The Global Poverty Project

It's nearly a week since I completed my 12 days Live Below The Line challenge, and I will be posting some reflections tomorrow. However, this evening I wanted to pre-empt that by posting further information regarding the driving force behind the campaign - the Global Poverty Project. In 2006, anti-poverty campaigners Hugh Evans and Simon … Continue reading 1.4 Billion Reasons: The Global Poverty Project

Widening Perspective

I will be the first to admit that I have not always been as focused and interested in the issues I now write about. For a large part of my younger years I was the queen of random and useless knowledge. For example: I could quote word-for-word all of 'When Harry Met Sally'; friends called … Continue reading Widening Perspective