The Feminist Open Government Initiative (FOGO) has awarded $240,000 in research grants to five organizations to help close the knowledge gap around gender equality, women’s participation, and open government.
In Africa, one in ten teenage girls misses school or drops out because of her periods. However, Canadian researchers found that reusable sanitary pads might be just what’s needed to keep girls in school.
One important challenge facing post-secondary institutions today is how to transform themselves into agents of sustainability. In the last decade, a number of initiatives in Canada set out strategies and forums to share experiences and best practices and to advance teaching and research for social and environmental sustainability. But few of these provided an opportunity to engage with institutions in developing countries.