Menstrual Men (by Radha Karnad, Kenya)

Have you heard of Jose Garcia? Garcia, a 15 year old high school student in Miami, shot to Instagram fame in early 2015 when his #realmensupportwomen hit the web, calling for men and boys to carry tampons and sanitary pads to help out the ladies in their lives — and told women they can ask…

Involved Fatherhood

As urban living transforms with the demands of modernity, so do cultural norms. And so it is inevitable that gender roles will begin shifting as well. A few weeks back i was thrilled to listen to progressive Ethiopian fathers share their tales of involved fatherhood on the radio. Beyond assuming the role of “provider” to the…

Ethiopia’s First Female Deputy PM

Who: Aster Mamo – executive committee member and recently elected Deputy Chairwoman of the Oromia People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO). OPDO is one of the four parties that comprise the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). She has also been serving as adviser to the PM and government chief whip. What: After the passing of the late Alemayehu…

Can you be a mom and a great CEO?

In this interesting BBC debate moderated by Zainab Badawi, the leading question is can the hand that rock the cradle rock the board room? Two working moms argue it cannot be done without incorporating the added pressure of “perfection” and burdening women while two CEO mothers argue that it can be done and what’s lacking for…