Women leaders want more representation in Davos

Women leaders want more representation in Davos

Sapa- AFP – Mail & Guardian – Wednesday, 30 January 2013 (originally published 26 Jan) One of the most noticeable aspects of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a gathering of the world’s top CEOs, politicians and officials, is the male dominance on the various panels. Of the 2 500 movers and shakers who have descended […]

Somali Humanitarian Wins Prestigious Nansen Refugee Award

Somali Humanitarian Wins Prestigious Nansen Refugee Award

Lisa Schlein – Voice of America – Monday, 24 September 2012 (originally published 18 Sept) GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The U.N. refugee agency has chosen a Somali humanitarian as this year’s winner of the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award. The founder and director of the Galkayo Education Center, Hawa Aden Mohamed, has won the UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee […]

Business, social media to prevent babies with HIV

Business, social media to prevent babies with HIV

        Fox News – 01 Febuary 2012 – (originally published 29 Jan) DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – Business and social media leaders teamed up Friday to tackle the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies, saying the medicine and the money are largely in place, and with the right organizational skills they can […]

Tireless women’s rights campaigner honoured

Tireless women’s rights campaigner honoured

Jean-Michel Berthoud – swissinfo.ch – Tuesday, 13 December 2011 (originally published 10 Dec) Marthe Gosteli, the 94-year-old doyenne of the Swiss women’s rights scene, was honoured for her life’s work with a human rights prize. She received the prize at a ceremony in Bern on December 10 – Human Rights Day – from the International Society […]

Women entrepreneurs harness the power of ICTs to create jobs

Women entrepreneurs harness the power of ICTs to create jobs

Finchannel Globel News – Monday, 17 October 2011 (originally published 10 Oct) The FINANCIAL — Geneva, 10 October 2011 – Ten women who have excelled in developing innovative business ideas and in providing jobs and increasing income in their communities have been selected for the Empretec Women in Business Award –an UNCTAD training and motivational […]

Why Swiss Women Still Find It Hard to Work

Why Swiss Women Still Find It Hard to Work

Leigh Baldwin – Bloomberg News – Friday, 20 May, 2011 Since women won the right to vote in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in 1990, females have risen to rule Switzerland’s politics, making up four of the seven- member cabinet. Combining a career and motherhood presents a steeper climb. Parents can end up spending almost […]