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16 days of activism against violence on women start from today

 - International - Nov 25 SHARE ON:

Today marks the beginning of a 16-day activism campaign which creates awareness and addresses the trauma stemming from violence against women.

The United Nations revealed the theme to be ‘Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect’ and addresses the increase in violence against women, an issue which has increased significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to restrictive measures keeping people at home. 

A report published by The Group of Experts on Action Against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) also reveals that while Malta chose to opt for “gender-based violence” rather than “violence against women” which GREVIO points out that, while inclusive, must focus primarily on violence against women.

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Meghan Markle reveals July miscarriage trauma for her and Harry

 - Celebrities - Nov 25 SHARE ON:

Meghan Markle has spoken out on a New York Times Article that she and Harry suffered a miscarriage back in July. 

The Duchess of Sussex, wife of Prince Harry and former actress wrote an opinion piece describing the grief she had felt knowing she had lost her second child while holding her firstborn, Archie.

Markle also addressed the taboo on the topic, where many would be “riddled with shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” deflecting the standard policy of royal family members who are normally very reserved.

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Scotland becomes first country ever to provide free period products

 - International - Nov 25 SHARE ON:

Scotland has just made history by being the first country on the planet to provide period products for free after four years of campaigning on the subject. 

Members of Scottish Parliament have passed legislation on ‘The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act after widespread support towards a campaign led by Monica Lennon of the Scottish Labour Party. 

The act will thus make period period products readily-available by law for anyone who needs them which “will make a massive difference to the lives of women and girls and everyone who menstruates”, as stated by Lennon.

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5 more COVID deaths take death toll up to 22

 - COVID-19 - Nov 24 SHARE ON:

The Health Ministry has announced that five more people have died while positive with COVID-19. 

A 76-year-old man who tested positive on 6th November and died at the Gozo General Hospital on Monday. 

A 75-year-old woman who tested positive on 11th November and died at the Good Samaritan facility on Monday. 

An 83-year-old man who tested positive on 2nd November and died at the Good Samaritan Facility on Tuesday.

An 82-year-old man and an 88-year-old man who tested positive on 11th and 16th November respectively and died at Mater Dei on Tuesday.

Malta currently stands at 122 COVID-19 related deaths.

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