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Impact of Early Marriage :Sexuality and Domestic Violence

Impact of Early Marriage :Sexuality and Domestic Violence

UNICEF defines child marriage as “a formal marriage or union before 18 years of age.” While the legal age limit for boys and girls in Cameroon and some countries in Africa are 21 and 18 years respectively, there are many parts of the world where early marriages take place. Traditionally the culture of early marriages […]

Effects of Depression in Women (1)

Effects of Depression in Women (1)

  Depression is not "one size fits all," particularly when it comes to the genders. Not only are women more prone to depression than men, but the causes of female depression and even the pattern of symptoms are often different. Many factors contribute to the unique picture of depression in women—from reproductive hormones to social […]

Women and Occupational Health

Women and Occupational Health

  Identifying issues and problems in the occupational health of women remains a challenge. Much of women's work remains unrecognized, uncounted and unpaid: work in the home, in agriculture, food production and the marketing of home-made products, for example. Within the paid labour force, women are disproportionately concentrated in the informal sector, beyond the scope […]

Impact of Sharing Responsibilities Between a Man and a Woman

Impact of Sharing Responsibilities Between a Man and a Woman

Besides sex, money is the number one subject couples argue about. But it’s become an even more contentious issue in recent years. Up until quite recently, most husbands made more money than their wives, who typically had more responsibilities caring for the home and children. That’s no longer the case. With more women going to […]

Sexual Assault: The Silent, Violent Epidemic

Sexual Assault: The Silent, Violent Epidemic

Sexual assault continues to represent the most rapidly growing violent crime claiming a victim every 45 seconds. Because many of these attacks occurring daily go unreported and unrecognized, sexual assault can be considered a “silent-violent epidemic.”  Women are raped or sexually assaulted especially girls under age 18. Less is known about the frequency of rapes […]

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