I met this two amazing women at different moments in my life. And they couldn't be more unlike each other. But strangely their stories which they continue to share daily has thought me a few great lessons about life in general, and about a neglected genetic disorder that affects up to a 100 Million people in the world right now, most of them of African descent.
Cameroon has one of the highest prevalence of Epilepsy in the World. But as Dr Mundih Noelar shares her experience, the social stigma associated with the disease is an even greater threat to People with Epilepsy than the disease itself. And if you are a woman, it's just a multiplier effect.
Dr Pat is an it to advocate interdisciplinary researcher, dramatist, poet and writer. She uses art to advocate in her play, 'Nkuma' on FGM. Here, she shares her experience in an interesting Q&A,
FGM is a practice that seeks to mute women by mutilating them. And today millions of girls still experience this practice with no idea of effects it may have on them.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today and it remains largely unreported. Every 25th of November, since the year 2000, we celebrate international day of elimination of violence against Women. The theme for this year is "Orange the world: Generation equality stands against rape". Women, Men, Boys and Girls think about it.
What is depression? Medically, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression (big book 😁) . It affects 3 major parts: feelings, thoughts and behavior. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You … Continue reading ABCs of Depression