We should be striving for balance in all aspects of our work and home life. When working with victims of domestic & gender violence, this might involve thinking more about the psychological trauma suffered by clients – as shown by organisations like Jananeethi in southern India
The sanitation gap in developed countries – International Women’s Day 2017
Last December, I discovered how easily even women managers can ignore the most basic needs of female workers. This revelation came to light at a seminar about ‘Women in the Environmental Profession’ run by the Environment Institute of Australia and… Read More ›
Should the tampon tax be abolished?
Apologies for an extended period of radio silence. I’ve been writing a novel and short stories that use storytelling to educate readers about environmental and social issues, such as homelessness and menstruation. (Does every blogger aspire to being a published… Read More ›
Do you take good menstrual hygiene for granted?
Lots of great articles have been published for Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May) to raise awareness of the challenges faced by many women in managing their periods around the world. I was particularly impressed by a story reported by Kimberly Gillan. Would… Read More ›
The social cost of ‘affordable’ clothes
When I heard about the Rana Plaza factory fire in April 2013, I immediately checked the labels on some recent purchases and found, sure enough, ‘Made in Bangladesh’. But what could I do? At the very least, I decided to inform myself… Read More ›