Serena Williams’ husbands wants to end paternity leave stigma
14 August 2019 | 10:57 am
Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian wants to end the stigma around paternity leave, as he believes it's important for men to take time off to be with their newborn children.
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Kenya's constitution eased access to abortions in 2010 but the overwhelming stigma surrounding the procedure means that many women resort to traditional practices or backstreet clinics that put their life in jeopardy. Every week, 23 women die from botched abortions, according to a 2012 study by Kenya's health ministry. Campaigners say the real number is even higher.
5 Dec 2021
This year's World AIDS Day puts the spotlight on ongoing inequalities in the fight against HIV, the virus that impacts some 38 million people worldwide. Dr. Alexandra Calmy, the head of the HIV/AIDS Unit of Geneva University Hospitals, says the inequalities surrounding HIV/AIDS are much like those witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic, with access to treatments and prevention spread unevenly across the world's population. Forty years after the first case of HIV was detected, stigmatisation also remains a major obstacle to eradicating the virus. Dr. Calmy's message for anyone worried they might have HIV is "don't be afraid of yourself".
5 Jun 2022
In Africa, where many countries outlaw homosexuality, LGBT people live in fear of attacks and imprisonment.
20 Jun 2022
A cluster of monkeypox cases have been detected among men who have sex with men, but the disease can spread among any group of people in close contact, say WHO officials.
30 Aug 2022
It's rare that a world number one and defending champion is the warm-up act at the U.S. Open but that was the case on Monday (August 29) as Daniil Medvedev played second fiddle to Serena Williams, who takes to the court later having hinted the match could be her last.
10 Sep 2022
We look at deadly unrest in Iraq after the resignation of a prominent Shiite cleric. It comes months after failure to form a government following elections. Also, we look at the Paul Pogba scandal that could overshadow France's preparation for the World Cup. As Serena Williams begins her last grand slam before retirement, Time Magazine looks back at her legacy for women's sports. Finally, a man sets a new record for the longest paddle in a pumpkin!
5 Sep 2022
Serena Williams lost in the third round of the US Open to Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on Friday. The match is expected to be the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s final tournament.
Drugs have been developed against HIV but global stigma is still high and, in some areas, it is hindering prevention strategies.
Cancer diagnoses are on the rise in Kenya, but with less than a fifth of people enrolled in a national insurance scheme, getting a diagnosis can force families to make huge financial sacrifices. Stigma only makes things worse.
Serena Williams, Pharrell Williams, Lewis Hamilton, FKA Twigs and Ashley Graham were among the celebrities attending the Moncler Genius live show at London Fashion Week on Monday.
For many children in Ghana, cerebral palsy can mean a lifetime of exclusion, particularly from the world of sports. But one club in the country is trying to change all that.
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Germany's reputation for good trains that run on time has been suffering for some time now, to the extent it even endures. The government has announced a major, near-term upgrade to the rail network.
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Niger's coup leaders have tried to expel France's ambassador, but Paris says it doesn't recognize their authority to order him out. Macron said on TV he was "literally" a "hostage," stuck in the French Embassy in Niamey.
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Men convicted for the deadly 2016 Brussels airport and subway bombings have been sentenced. The Islamist attacks killed 32 people and injured hundreds more.
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There has been an instance of cooperation between the US and Russia with the docking of the Soyuz spacecraft at the ISS, amid tensions between Washington and Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine.
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Former US President Donald Trump has surrendered to face criminal charges in Atlanta. The arrest represents the fourth time he has been indicted since leaving office, but it's the first time police have taken a mugshot for official records.
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Thousands of migrants have arrived on Lampedusa from Africa this week, with the EU at odds over what to do with them. DW reports from the Italian island, where locals are showing compassion as conditions worsen.