Tag: women’s rights

#TooSexyToVote – Open Letter

Dear Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall, In response to reports that Bahamian women were being turned away from voter registration stations, Hollaback! Bahamas co-organized a #TooSexyToVote action, bringing women together to register to vote in the clothing of their choice at the Parliamentary Registration Department on Farrington Road on January 4, 2017. All participants — whether … Continued

Address by Mlambo-Ngcuka at ECOSOC Youth Assembly

We just read the address by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at ECOSOC Youth Assembly, and this excerpt stuck with us: One in three girls will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Every minute, a young woman is infected with HIV. Eight hundred women are dying in childbirth each day. Young women are particularly vulnerable due to … Continued