Arrested For Posting On TikTok? Inside Egypt’s Harsh Policing On Women

You wouldn’t think that taking a harmless video on your TikTok or Instagram account of you sharing your thoughts, promoting a social media platform or even dancing could lead to you spending time in a jail cell, right? Well, unfortunately in `Egypt this has been the case. Since April 2020, several arrests took place against […]

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Her Independence of Spirit: Rabita Tareque

Passionate, driven and ambitious – these are the words that comes across your mind when you take a look at Rabita Tareque’s Instagram page. She’s unquestionably making moves in the world at having just left her teenage years, she’s self assured and armed with a vision to make a difference in the world. The 20 year old currently […]

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Editor’s Note: Your storms are there to cleanse you

This is a new series of notes from the editor of Espire21, Tasha Okeke  to share with you and inspire you in life.  Just over a year ago I went through the roughest storm of my life. It was unexpected and came on what seemed a sunny, bright day when all was going good for me.  You […]

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Sheffield Kicks of 16 Days of Activism By Reclaiming The Night

The women of Sheffield welcomed in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence by walking through the streets of Sheffield for the Reclaim The Night March. The walk began at 6:30pm outside Sheffield Cathedral with Serena Cavasin, the Women’s Officer for Sheffield Union leading the way through Fargate, Carver Street, Division Street, West […]

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5 feminist steps you can make to champion women in your daily life

You may be all for feminism but it can be tricky at times to know if you’re really making a difference in the strive towards gender equality – not all of us can be UN Women goodwill ambassadors and travel the world giving amazing speeches at conferences! But that doesn’t mean you can’t make practical […]

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Katherine Young, Giving Teenage Magazines The Makeover They Need

Last month, a photo surfaced on Facebook after someone took a photo of two magazines aimed at teenage boys and teenage girls highlighting the alarming difference of content produced for each gender. This went viral and led to Hollywood also criticising the contrast with Amy Schumer, Katie Holmes and Blake Lively taking to Instagram to […]

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