Author: Virtue Digest

Addressing Domestic Violence Through Racial Justices

Gender based violence is an epidemic in the United States. One in four women will be impacted by domestic violence in her lifetime; every day three of these women will be murdered by her intimate partner. One in three girls is a victim of physical, verbal or emotional abuse in the United States. Every two minutes another American is sexually assaulted. If these statistics aren’t alarming enough, women of color experience even higher rates of violence and have a harder time accessing much-needed resources. As one of the largest providers of domestic violence services in the nation, YWCA knows this only too well. We...

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Australia’s TV Host Departure Raises Questions on Gender Pay Gap

For decades, she has blazed a trail in the Australian media, bringing the news to homes around the country. But on Monday, Lisa Wilkinson herself became the subject of the day’s breaking news, her resignation reigniting a fierce debate about a gender pay gap, an issue that has increasingly roiled the media industry. “I’m sad to say that today was my last day on ‘The Today Show,’” Ms. Wilkinson wrote on Twitter late Monday, referring to Nine Network’s flagship breakfast program, which she had co-hosted for a decade. Her post contained a statement from the network confirming the split, which came after months of...

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5 Useful Ways to Simplify your Financial Life

Managing your personal finances doesn’t have to be so complicated; it doesn’t have to be such a herculean task. There are ways to simplify the management of your personal finances and get a good grip on your expenses. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 useful ways to simplify your financial life. Have Just 1 or 2 Credit Cards It is much easier to control your spending when you have just 1 or 2 credit cards compared to when you have 5 or 10. If you have multiple accounts with different banks, you can decide to just...

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Encourage Your Girls to Reach for the Stars

Some years ago, I was with a group of friends, all girls. This well meaning woman came into our midst, and in an attempt to reign “blessings” on us, she said “I see wives of Commissioners, I see wives of Doctors, I see wives of Governors, I see wives of Senators, I see wives of Ministers, I see wives of Presidents”, in Jesus name I pray”. Half of the girls said amen! I didn’t. I decided to tell her, “Mummy, thanks you for the prayers, but didn’t you see Commissioners, Doctors, Senators, Governors, Ministers, and Presidents? Mummy, would you...

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MSME Conference: Female Entrepreneurs Count Down to October 14

Female entrepreneurs countdown to October 14 date of the Covenant Christian Centre MSME Conference aimed at attending to the needs of entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The Church’s small and medium-scale enterprise advisory arm, the Covenant Capital, has made it clear that it is time to focus on the female entrepreneurs in the country, as it has the obligation to reduce poverty through wealth creation and empowerment. This position was made public Monday by the advisory arm, adding that the first edition of the Women SME conference would concentrate on providing female entrepreneurs with ideas, concepts and insights to do well...

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