We must think about and invest in the education that we need, so that we can become who we need to be and are better able to harness our destinies to achieve what we must achieve, says María del Mar Bonkanka Tabares.
More needs to be done to end systemic racism in Canada, especially the ongoing episodes of police brutality against Black Canadians, says Silvia Mangue.
Organisations need to learn to listen, and to work on their individual and collective bias and systemic blind spots in order to begin to create strong cultures, says Dvorah Stein.
This moment is challenging, but it remains critical that we find our voice and share the stories of brave African girls and women, says Eliana Silva, author of children’s book ‘Bina, a Descobridora do Índico’.
We need to believe in science made in Africa, and the health, wealth and prosperity this brings to the continent, says Faith Osier, President of the International Union of Immunological Societies.
Mental health and psychological support must be better integrated and prioritised into COVID-19 national responses and beyond, says Susana Edjang.