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Laila Le Guen

Travel enthusiast, language geek, free spirit. My interests range from open content to linguistics to education.

I tweet at @hardcorekancil.

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Latest posts by Laila Le Guen

Digital resources are the key to saving the ‘definitely endangered’ Nepalbhasa language

Community efforts recently led to the launch of an online dictionary containing close to 30,000 entries, making it the largest repository of linguistic data for the Nepalbhasa language to date.

In Kenya, abortion focus obscures legislation towards safe reproductive healthcare services

Tagged “the abortion bill” by its opponents, the Reproductive Healthcare bill of 2019 is, in fact, a comprehensive document that only mentions termination of pregnancy in five articles.

Who can become a parent in France?

Many single women and LGBTQI+ people are forced to go abroad until the country decides to open assisted reproduction technologies (ART) to them.

Queer and single French women face uphill legal battle to have biological children

The French Senate voted against permitting fertility treatments for queer women and single women.

10 women football stars whose talent and activism are changing the game

Women footballers rise above the challenges of discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay.

Are Romance languages becoming more gender neutral?

Each language is morphing in its own way -- and not everyone is happy about it.

These Techies Want Your Phone to Speak to You in Swahili

Swahili is the second-most-widely-used language on the African continent. Yet automatic speech recognition isn’t commercially available in this language, denying many users the information they need.

The Beautiful “Country” of Africa

In this week's edition of the Kenyan online magazine Brainstorm, Brenda Wambui rails against the ongoing narratives about Africa: “Africa is a country”, “Africa rising”, ‘”African fashion”. She looks at...

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