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Near Nantes, “Ma Parenthèse” supports women with cancer
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Near Nantes, “Ma Parenthèse” supports women with cancer

His bright smile alone sums up the intention of “My Parenthesis”. Stéphanie Bernard opened this support center for women with cancer in September, like a welcome cocoon in the process of going through the disease. Yoga, relaxation therapy, emotional management, return to work… In a nicely renovated house in Basse-Goulaine, south-east of Nantes, they can come and discuss, follow workshops and conferences or equip themselves with suitable products.→ ANALYSIS. Better treat post-cancer ailmentsOn the ground floor, a sofa and a kitchen welcome those who come to chat or have a tea, and a shop offers specialized accessories (prostheses, lingerie, colored turbans, cosmetics, etc.). “Here, women take their time and above all, they work in an environment that does not constantly ...
pandemic showed "the vulnerability and lack of protection of women"
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pandemic showed "the vulnerability and lack of protection of women"

The covid-19 pandemic showed “the vulnerability and lack of protection of women and how little societies really care about protecting key security personnel", considers Edit Schlaffer, executive director of Women without Borders. In an interview with Lusa, within the scope of the Best of Estoril Conferences initiative, which anticipates the Estoril Conferences of 2022, the person responsible for the international non-profit organization that she founded in 2001 recalled that women were at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, revealing themselves “incredibly resilient”. So it's “not fair” that “most low-paid work” is done by women. "How is it possible? This has to change”, he claims, in a remote interview. A study released b...
"Beurettes, a French fantasy" breaks the clichés about French women of North African origin
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"Beurettes, a French fantasy" breaks the clichés about French women of North African origin

WOMEN - Sarah Diffalah is a journalist at L'Obs, Salima Tenfiche is a film researcher and lecturer at the University of Paris-Diderot. Both are French of Algerian origin, bilingual in Kabyle (the language of the mountainous region of the North-East of the country, editor's note) and have known each other since childhood. However, it is only in their mid-thirties, during a sleepless night punctuated by their confidences, that they will deliver to each other what this heritage means for each.The way, above all, in which it weighed on their shoulders for a long time, in which they were ashamed of it, in which they tried to hide it in order to integrate better. And today, their frank rejection of a term which abounds in the categories of pornographic sites on the Web, as in the remarks impr...
Don’t you dare to skate?  Manon Lanza will dispel all your fears
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Don’t you dare to skate? Manon Lanza will dispel all your fears

SKATE - Don't tell Manon Lanza that you don't dare get on a skateboard. With a big smile, she will convince you to give it a go, and in the end, everything will be fine. You will even have fun! This is exactly what happened when we met her on the occasion of the release of her first book, Skateboarding as seen by an enthusiast.The goal of this skater and lover of board sports? “Promote my favorite sports and motivate, encourage, democratize these sports”, as she explains in our video above. Known on social networks by the nickname @allonsrider, which is also the name of the website she co-founded, Manon Lanza has more than 163,000 subscribers on Instagram, where she brings together a growing community of enthusiasts, and in particular young women who , by dint of watching her ride, hes...
‘El Cigala’ apologizes for his phrase about women and money: "I pluralized instead of speaking in the singular"
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‘El Cigala’ apologizes for his phrase about women and money: "I pluralized instead of speaking in the singular"

The judge has not applied precautionary measures for the artist'El Cigala' has been released as there is no risk of escapeHis last partner denounced him a few weeks ago for alleged mistreatmentUpon leaving the courts for Violence against Women in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), Diego El Cigala made a series of statements, just a week ago, in which he tried to defend his innocence, alleging that women always acted for money. "I'm going to sing in Malaga. This is for 'the money' ... Women always want money! "He said. Diego El CigalaFor these unfortunate words, El Cigala has wanted to send a letter with which he asks for forgiveness and retracts. "First of all and in the midst of the media controversy that I am going through, I want to apologize for my statements when I left the Madrid court...
Megan Rapinoe, Priyanka Chopra or Paloma Elsesser: the 7 women activists who open a new stage without angels in Victoria’s Secret
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Megan Rapinoe, Priyanka Chopra or Paloma Elsesser: the 7 women activists who open a new stage without angels in Victoria’s Secret

Victoria's Secret puts a twist on its brand and ditches its historic angelsThe brand gives way to seven "diverse and empowered" women recognized for their social or professional achievements.The footballer Megan Rapinoe, the actress Priyanka Chopra or the plus-size model Paloma Elsesser are three of the chosenThe prestigious lingerie firm Victoria’s Secret is undergoing a profound change with the intention of abandoning that archetype of unattainable woman that has represented the company since it carried out its first media parade in 1995. A couple of years ago, the company communicated that the show with which it presented its new collections to the public was suspended indefinitely. The fashion world knew that behind this announcement there was an intention of transformation to make th...
Endometriosis, a battle that politics and society wage with women – BLOG
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Endometriosis, a battle that politics and society wage with women – BLOG

WOMEN - Endometriosis. You may have heard of it before, but not as much as you should. 1 in 10 is the number of women affected by this disease. Thus, 1.5 to 2.5 million women are affected in France. This figure represents the tree that hides the forest. In fact, to be counted, you have to be diagnosed. Endometriosis is largely invisible: the diagnosis takes about 7 years to fall, the time from diagnosis to the right treatment is sometimes even longer, because treatments are often incomplete or even ineffective. Research is not sufficiently funded and the multiple sufferings it causes for affected women are too often ignored. Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that causes pain, which can be, at worst, disparate and unbearable, even disabling: painful periods, digestive disorder...
Eritrea: Sister Tsegereda Yonannes, first female secretary general of the episcopate
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Eritrea: Sister Tsegereda Yonannes, first female secretary general of the episcopate

Sister Tsegereda Yonannes' task will not be easy. The nun was elected general secretary of the Episcopal Conference of Eritrea, a small country in the Horn of Africa where the Catholic Church suffered the fierceness of the totalitarian regime of Issayas Afeworki. In this predominantly Christian East African country (62%, a majority of whom are Orthodox), Catholics are, in fact, almost the only ones, within civil society, to speak out to denounce the injustices.In retaliation, since 2019, Issayas Afeworki, in power since 1993, confiscates Catholic clinics and schools ignoring the multiple letters of protest addressed to him by the ecclesial authority. The first nun to reach such a high post in the Church in this East African country, Tsegereda Yonannes will undoubtedly b...
There are 47 million women in the world near extreme poverty
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There are 47 million women in the world near extreme poverty

About 47 million women around the world are heading towards extreme poverty, warned the deputy director of UN Women, Anita Bhatia, during her first international mission since the beginning of the pandemic. The UN Under-Secretary-General also admitted great concern with the fact that “has had a strong impact on women's lives, income, health and safety”, said and interview with the EFE agency. On her first official visit in nearly 18 months, the leader of UN Women chose Ecuador to take the pulse of Guillermo Lasso's new government, which took office on May 24, in which she recognizes a “clear commitment to important issues: gender , equality and women's empowerment”. Anita Bhatia considered "Devastating" the loss of women's income due to t...
Marc, brother of Pau Dones: "It has been a hard year, but he left us many things"
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Marc, brother of Pau Dones: "It has been a hard year, but he left us many things"

Pau Donés' family continues with its project to raise funds for cancer researchMarc, the singer's brother, tells how this first year has been without him"Living is urgent." This is the "mantra" that he repeated Pau Donés and that now has been reflected in a project that he started and that his family has continued. Last June 9th was fulfilled one year after his death and many celebrities and friends of the artist joined with his t-shirts to raise money for cancer research. Marc, one of his little brothers, wanted to continue with his project and tell how the family is after the first year without the singer of Palo syrup. Marc has always been one of the fundamental pillars in Pau's life. The singer became the mother of his four brothers when he was only 16 years old, right after the trag...