Only one in five working-age women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a job or is actively looking for one. Currently, women make up only 21% of the labor force and only…

Lili Mottaghi |

Gergana Ivanova is the first woman to serve in the national guards' unit in Bulgaria. Photo: bTV A few years ago, Gergana Ivanova became famous in my country, Bulgaria. She became the first…

Gergana Tsvetanova Tsvetanova |

历经一个恐怖的夜晚,七岁的她幸存了下来。那晚,位于尼日利亚的她家因隶属于“错误的”种族而被标上了袭击记号。我朋友和她家其他人原本注定要遭到杀害。   但她却幸存了下来。她的邻居注意到了这一记号,向她家发出了警示,帮助他们成功逃离。当时,其他邻居正遭到杀害,甚至被活活烧死。那晚,我朋友目睹一名男子在暴力充斥的环境中死去。这一冲击太大了,以至于她连续两周都不会说话。

Liviane Urquiza |

كانت في السابعة من العمر عندما نجت في ليلة مرعبة. تم وضع علامة على منزلها في نيجيريا قبل أن يتعرض لهجوم في تلك الليلة بسبب انتمائها لمجموعة عرقية "مستهدفة". كانت صديقتي وباقي أفراد…

Liviane Urquiza |

After an accident at his workplace, Bhoomi, a 26-year-old from rural Tamil Nadu, India, lost interest in work and isolated himself from everyone. His neighbors were at a loss to understand the…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Samhita Kumar |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English | Français | Español يحمل اليوم العالمي للصحة هذا العام مغزى لي ولكثيرين غيري. فموضوع "الاكتئاب: دعونا نتحدث"، يسلط الضوء على مشكلة طالما ظلت…

باتريسيو ماركيز |

Devotees at the Erwadi Dargah in Tamil Nadu, India. (Photo: DMPH Erwadi) Last month I blogged about how mental illness is curable, treatable, and preventable. Today, let me take you to a town in…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

On World Mental Health Day, here’s a fact to reflect on: [[tweetable]]people with mental illness are among the socially excluded and marginalized groups in society. [[/tweetable]]They are often…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

It is not often that I get to reflect on my own early childhood experience: Some 40 years ago, I attended a public kindergarten in a small town in Germany. My mother would take me there on her…

Carmen Niethammer |

Мой отец (см. фото) – водитель-дальнобойщик, работающий в Беларуси. Будучи ребенком, я проводила с ним в дороге долгие часы. Я любила путешествовать по ближним и дальним городам, и, хотя в то…

Alena Sakhonchik |