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The Case for Teaching Consent

By Topic in Focus
No means no, right?  Seems straight forward.  Add in hormones, immaturity, cultural norms, media messaging, relationship nuances, etc. etc. and things start getting not straight forward fast.  Yet, no still means no and teaching our children and young adults about what the word “consent” means – and does not mean – is a good place to start to change what...
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Reflecting on 2021

By Equity Champions
This last year has been a roller coaster of an experience all around. When I reflect over 2021 regarding progress for women the roller coaster ride analogy stands true. And I don’t anticipate that ride slowing down going into 2022. There’s a lot of work to be done...and we need to be loud...we need to leverage the power of our...
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NIÑAS ARRIBA

By Organization Spotlight
In 2009, Gina Chavez and Jodi Granado were teaching English in El Salvador at the Maria Auxiliadora, a Catholic all-girls school that aims to educate the “poorest of the poor.” One day, they asked their senior class who wanted to go to college. Every hand shot up. Then they asked who was planning to attend college. Every hand dropped Even...
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Undefining and Redefining Masculinity

By Did You Know?
When we first endeavored to create an organization focused on creating a world where women and girls could thrive, we explored many avenues and ideas. One of these ideas was to create forums for boys and men to explore how they could help to make that vision a reality. We had been reading so many articles about the mental health...
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Time Poverty

By Topic in Focus
While we were researching material for our episode 3 of the House of Apis® podcast:  How to be a "Good Girl": The Impact of Culture and Context  we came across research around the concept of Time Poverty; we knew the concept but didn’t realize how prevalent it is and how it affects women worldwide. Let’s review some of the data;...
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Learn About Sugaring

Sugar Dating: Nothing Sweet About It – What you need to know

By Did You Know?
What exactly is “Sugar Dating” or “Sugaring”? This is an exploitative practice when young people go on dates, often to include or with the expectation of having sex, in exchange for gifts or payments. Often, wealthy, older, males (sugar daddies) and, less often women (sugar mommies), proposition younger, sometimes low-income, girls, boys, women, and men (sugar babies) promising luxury gifts,...
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Building Equity in Film and TV Production

By Equity Champions
So, a funny thing happened when we were seeking a trademark for our organization. We stumbled into something amazing and needed in the space of film and television production. The first name that we sought out for House of Apis was refraME and during the application process we learned that another organization had submitted something similar only a few weeks...
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VOICE: Amplifying Women and Girls in Crisis

By Organization Spotlight
VOICE is a cutting-edge feminist organization working to end violence against women and girls in conflict, crisis, and disaster settings around the world. Co-founded by Mendy Marsh and Emma Fulu, the VOICE team is comprised of skilled humanitarians with extensive experience working on violence against women and girls in emergency contexts. They have seen that the humanitarian aid sector itself...
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