Steve Eggleston Writes

Feminine

One hundred years after women first gained the right to sit in Parliament as MPs, the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art will host the ‘209 Women’ exhibition from 14 December 2018 to 14 February 2019.   Unveiled in time for the anniversary of the first election where some women could cast a vote, the exhibition includes portraits of female MPs, all photographed by female photographers in an all-female initiative.

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How incredible.

 

Source: https://www.newsclick.in/gender-justice-over-3-million-women-form-womens-wall-across-kerala?fbclid=IwAR15vGadzROjc-pU1heDHQDIHHj7X9XEn3xGvtVBdiSjJ7AUTgy-4AX1UKk

More than three million women formed an over 600-km long unbroken human chain ‘Vanitha Mathil’ (Women’s Wall) on Tuesday linking Kasargode in North Kerala to Ayyanakali square near the Governor’s residence in Thiruvananthapuram, to defend gender justice and values of renaissance in the society. Men formed another human chain parallel to the Women’s Wall throughout the state in solidarity.

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Positive TV had the pleasure to film Lynne Franks and Clare Dubois in conversation.

Together they share what it takes to shine as a women, finding the courage to step up and take part in the change we want to see in the world.

Lynne talks to Clare about her journey in creating her incredible campaign and flourishing community Tree Sisters. www.treesisters.org

With Lynne reflecting on her latest works – The Power of 7 evolving through her global women’s community Seed www.lynnefranks.com.
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Positive TV is delighted to be working with Samantha Rife on this important documentary and campaign Reclaim Motherhood.

To find out more visit

https://www.reclaimmotherhood.com/

The Mission

In a society that values productivity above all else, motherhood is discussed in economic terms, and a mother’s worth is often limited as a result; media’s use of terms like “work-family balance,” “maternal wall,” and “motherhood penalty” show how motherhood is only addressed in the context of commerce. We give motherhood plenty of lip service, but at the end of the day, we don’t extend moms the same respect we would a professor, a dentist, an accountant or a judge.
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Natalie and Kim, the Ellis sisters who run the Eco and ethical brand The Joinery have been receiving praise this week at Cape Towns Fashion week.

Ethical consciousness is at the heart of everything The Joinery does.
They believe in being kind to the planet, transparent about their products and fair to their producers and suppliers.

The Joinery is a sustainable, ethical, fashion and lifestyle brand, striving for a high-end design aesthetic with an African conscience.

Their clothing, accessories and bespoke products are produced by sewing cooperatives, and artisans based in and around the townships of Cape Town. They strive to use organic, certified cotton, Tencel, Linen and Hemp fabrics where possible, and fibres that are grown without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilisers.
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Positive TV are excited to be working along side Big C tv for live broadcast shows every Monday 11.11 Pst.

The show streams live from California. Tune in here.

When we are confronted with issues of sexuality, we often times feel uncomfortable talking about or sharing with others what it is we believe and/ or feel. Our western society has brought most of us up to believe that it’s taboo to speak of, or feel any urges or thoughts of what might be considered unhealthy even nasty.

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We at Positive TV loved this post from Eco Business.

Find out more here:

http://www.eco-business.com/news/all-the-sustainable-ladies-10-women-who-will-inspire-you/

Women and men experience conflict in different ways and therefore understand peace in different ways.

The world is continuing to hear about the desperate situation of many women in conflict zones, in refugee camps and in societies which continue to exclude women and girls from everyday life outside the home. In conflict zones, women and girls are vulnerable to sexual slavery, rape and other forms of gender-based violence, with little prospect of escape. Women are also disproportionately represented in the world’s refugee population, which, for women refugees is compounded by the vulnerability of being female in addition to losing statehood and access to critical healthcare and education.
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This taken from her Newspaper’s website..

Founder of the world’s first positive newspaper passes away

It is with great regret that we announce that our founder, Shauna Crockett-Burrows, has passed away.

A month short of her 82nd birthday – and having been invited to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace at the end of May – Shauna died on 3 May in Shropshire, where she had been living during the past 17 years.

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Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) — Pushpa Basnet doesn”t need an alarm clock. Every morning, the sounds of 40 children wake her up in the two-story home she shares with them.

As she helps the children dress for school, Basnet might appear to be a housemother of sorts. But the real story is more complicated.

All of these children once lived in Nepal”s prisons. This 28-year-old woman has saved every one of them from a life behind bars.

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(Reuters)

Kids who were breastfed as babies had higher scores on tests of vocabulary and reasoning at age five than those who weren’t breastfed.

Breastfeeding seemed to make the biggest difference for babies who were born early and therefore had more catching up to do in their brain development.

Though the practice has been tied to a range of health benefits early in life, such as lower infection risks, researchers aren’t quite sure what about breastfeeding might boost brainpower. But they have a few theories.

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Phuket, Thailand (CNN) — When Southeast Asia was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2004, Susanne Janson was glued to her television in Stockholm, Sweden.

Her two daughters — 14-year-old Eleonor and 12-year-old Josefin — were vacationing in Thailand at the time with her ex-husband and his new family, and she hadn’t heard any news of their whereabouts because phone lines were unreliable.

With such a lack of information, it didn’t take long for Janson and her partner, Hans Forssell, to hop on a plane.

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