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Around The World In 5

Around The World In 5

This week, we’re sharing five articles that highlight the neglect of and discrimination against black women across the globe:

  1. A campaign targeted at large beauty brands and their use of carcinogenic ingredients in products targeted at black women gains traction. They urge that these lye-based products be taken off the shelves as they are toxic and poisonous and; it is especially malicious as these products are marketed to and primarily used by black women who are already victims of medical racism and negligent treatment. 
    Campaign urges beauty firms to pull ‘toxic’ hair products aimed at Black women 
  1. The third of August, 2021 marked Black Women’s Equal Pay Day; a reminder of the disparate treatment that black women face in the line of work especially in terms of payment.
    Black Women’s Equal Pay Day: Black women work 579 days to earn what white men do in 365 
  1. Simone Biles wins her seventh Olympic gold medal in the gymnastics balance beam final, her first event since she took a much needed and deserved mental health break. Her decision not to participate in some events for her mental well-being was met with criticism. 
    Simone Biles Wins Bronze On Balance Beam At Tokyo Olympics 
  1. A farming collective, Alluvial Agriculture has begun training and financially supporting 50 women across 15 Nigerian states to become tractor owner-operators in a bid to help level the playing field for female farmers. 
    Women Set to Drive Nigeria’s Male-Dominated Farming Industry 
  1. Child marriage, unintended pregnancies, an absence of adequate technology and medical resources and poverty are the primary causes of the high maternal mortality rate in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
    Why Maternal Mortality Is So High in Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounted for

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