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GENERATION EQUALITY FORUM/ WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT/ KENYA/ UN WOMEN

Governments, corporations, philanthropists, and civil society convened June 30th -July 2nd for The Generation Equality Forum to make commitments to accelerate the pace of achieving gender equality in the next 5 years. Janet Mbugua, founder of Inua Dada Foundation, media personality & hive Project Lead, and Katie Harrison, hive Co-Founder discuss their top takeaways from the Forum and what we can do to ensure accountability on the commitments made.


NOLLYWOOD/ WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT/ NIGERIA/ CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Editors Note: M.I. Abaga is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist and record producer. His op-ed, originally published in The Guardian Nigeria News, challenges us all to think — How is my industry and my influence helping make room for more women to flourish? #producedbyhive

Photo Credit: M.I. Abaga


BLACK HISTORY MONTH / BLACK WOMEN / HIVE TEAM HIGHLIGHT


ONE CAMPAIGN / VACCINE EQUITY / COVID-19

Seven months ago, we launched the Pass the Mic campaign with our client ONE to increase awareness of the need for a coordinated response to COVID-19 and to demand action from our global leaders.


ONE CAMPAIGN / VACCINE EQUITY / COVID-19

Seven months ago, we launched the Pass the Mic campaign with our client ONE to increase awareness of the need for a coordinated response to COVID-19 and to demand action from our global leaders.


ONE CAMPAIGN / VACCINE EQUITY / COVID-19

Seven months ago, we launched the Pass the Mic campaign with our client ONE to increase awareness of the need for a coordinated response to COVID-19 and to demand action from our global leaders.


GENDER EQUALITY / WOMEN’S RIGHTS / GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE / KENYA

Editor’s Note: Starting on November 25th, during the UN’s annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender based-violence campaign, hive’s #Better4Kenya project launched #16toZero. Over the 16 days, 16+ gender equality champions each posted about a different GBV related issue each day. #16toZero is designed to showcase the breadth of the crisis and call for zero tolerance: it’s not just one issue, it impacts every aspect of our lives, and therefore we all have a role to play to end it. 16 Days, 16 Issues, 0 tolerance.


Democracy / Equality / Domestic Freedoms


#EndSARS / Police Brutality / Solidarity / Global Movements

Photo by Victor Akagwu, ShoeBox Photography, courtesy of BellaNaija


Uniting Youth Advocates to End Child Marriage

Why this International Day of the Girl we took the #VowForGirls

“When someone makes the choice about marriage for a girl, it erases all of the other choices she may have in her life,” — Clay Dunn, CEO, VOW to End Child Marriage

Every year, 12 million girls under the age of 18 are married, some as young as eight years old. And it is estimated that COVID-19 will increase that number by an extra 13 million girls by 2030. (Source: UNFPA). …

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