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21: Breaking period taboos

21: Breaking period taboos

October 29, 2020
Menstruation is a subject that many people are squeamish about so when an Indian cricket team placed a sanitary pad advertisement on  their jersey, people sat up and listened. The Rajasthan Royals is a cricket club playing in the wildly popular IPL or Indian Premier League tournament in the UAE. Their campaign Let’s Talk Periods in which cricketers call on men and women not to be embarrassed about menstruation has been seen by millions of cricket fans who tune in from across the globe. It has sparked conversations on social media about the shame surrounding the menstrual cycle and lack of access to menstrual products.

Ramola Talwar Badam speak to three women about periods. Suzanne Al Houby, is the first Arab woman to have climbed Mount Everest (amongst a team of all men), Dr Rasha Rady is an assistant lecturer of paediatrics at Cairo University Children’s Hospital and Sarah Zipp, a lecturer at the University of Stirling in Scotland, who runs a project to coach the coaches. Zipp says talking about menstruation will stop young girls around the world from dropping out of sport.
Kaspersky: Cybersecurity for everyone

Kaspersky: Cybersecurity for everyone

October 25, 2020
Employees are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. Most of all
cybersecurity incidents in organizations are caused by the human factor - mistakes, negligence, low digital literacy, etc. Cyber attacks lead to enormous losses and damage to the company. That's why businesses globally are increasingly investing in staff training in information security skills. But the methods used are often ineffective.

Emad Haffar, head of technical experts for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, with cyber security firm Kaspersky tells us how the Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform (ASAP) is created by leading cybersecurity experts to help protect small enterprises who cannot withstand the blow of a cyber attack.

Hosted by Alan Griffin.

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19: UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini on the Covid-19 Palestinian poverty crisis

19: UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini on the Covid-19 Palestinian poverty crisis

October 21, 2020
UN Palestinian aid agency head, Philippe Lazzarini, sits down with James Haines-Young to talk about how Covid-19 caused a poverty pandemic as well as a health pandemic. He called out for long-term support for a community hit hard by the virus.