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Myths and menstruation: Overcoming Pakistan’s period taboo

Bent over her hand-crank sewing machine, Hajra Bibi carefully stitches sanitary pads for the women of her mountainous village in northwestern Pakistan, one of m…

PEOPLE

2019/12/24

New Zealand supermarket launches ‘quiet hours’ for customers with autism

One of New Zealand’s largest supermarket chains is introducing a “quiet hour” nationwide to make the weekly shop easier for those with autism or anxiety issues …

PEOPLE

2019/12/23

Bio Adventure Hands-On Experience Sessions: Become a drug discovery researcher During Your Summer Break

The Kyowa Kirin Fuji Business Office hosted a science experiment program called the Bio Adventure Hands-on Experience Session on August 9. This program is held …

PEOPLE

2019/12/20

There is no ‘I’ in team: how collaboration and innovation are enabling inclusive businesses to achieve greater social impact

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” wrote Sir Isaac Newton in 1675. More than three centuries later, his recognition that no…

PROSPERITY

2019/12/19

Sinéad Burke on the Shoes She’s Waited a Lifetime to Buy

As a self-proclaimed fashion aficionada, I can categorize most of my life by very specific shoes. Brown boating shoes shaped my teenage years. Odd, perhaps, as …

PARTNERSHIP

PEOPLE

2019/12/17

Life, Death and Laughter as Egypt Farmers Battle Climate Change

(Bloomberg) — Packed into an open-air theater to watch a play on climate change, the Egyptian villagers near the ancient city of Luxor rock with laughter …

PLANET

2019/11/29

Mother or baby die in child birth every 11 seconds: UN

  Credit: CC0 Public Domain Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal pr…

PEOPLE

2019/11/26

Melbourne school’s bin ban forces students to reuse containers or take garbage home

A Melbourne selective girls’ school is removing its rubbish bins and will force students to pack reusable lunch containers or take their rubbish home from next …

PEOPLE

PLANET

2019/11/26

Child mortality intervention helps close poverty gap in Ghana

  Vaccinations in Africa. Credit: istock.com/Sean_Warren Giving people access to nurses in their own communities is reducing the child mortality rate in Gh…

PEACE

PEOPLE

2019/11/19