[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

William Yardley – New York Times – Monday, 09 June 2014 (originally published 06) Karen DeCrow, who was president of the National Organization for Women during the 1970s, a turbulent period in which she helped lead campaigns for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and against sex discrimination in education and sports, died on Friday […]

Gender equality and empowerment is not just a female fight

Gender equality and empowerment is not just a female fight

Anna Leach for GDN – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/GDN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: Gender empowerment projects that focus on girls leave out half of the equation. Our panel suggests ways to engage boys and men to end discrimination Dean Peacock, executive director, Sonke Gender Justice, Cape Town, South Africa, @sonketogether Challenge misogyny in public: Some […]

Ad Campaign Addresses Persistent Sexism in Google Searches

Ad Campaign Addresses Persistent Sexism in Google Searches

Mary Mazzoni – Triple Pundit – Friday, November 01, 2013 (originally published 31 Oct) Google autocomplete provides a unique peek inside the collective conscious. Responses are often head-scratching or even hilarious (type in the word “what,” and you may receive suggested queries like “does the fox say” or “is twerking”), but a new ad campaign […]

Eleven Words

Eleven Words

Melanne Verveer – Huffington Post – Monday, 17 December 2012 (originally published 10 Dec) As we commemorate International Human Rights Day today, December 10, I can’t help but recall the moment 17 years ago in Beijing when then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton proclaimed, “Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.” Today, […]

Zambia’s new constitution brings push to end discrimination against women

Zambia’s new constitution brings push to end discrimination against women

Lillian Banda – WNN Breaking (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, AFRICA: The nation of Zambia has started the process of domesticating legal protective and reporting mechanisms that may increase help to women inside the country revealed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Development in Zambia, Mr. Edwidge Mutale recently. CEDAW – the Convention on […]

Slur of being single

Slur of being single

Sunila Singh – The Hindu – Friday, 24 February 2012 (originally published 21 Feb)  A national consultation on rural single women threw up a host of issues requiring urgent intervention. The testimonies revealed that wherever single rural women raised their voices, they were likely to be labelled as witches, traitors, agents of social and cultural […]

Gender equality: an economic necessity

Gender equality: an economic necessity

Farakh Shahzad – Pakistan Today – Wednesday, 22 February 2012 (originally published 19 Feb) Pakistan has a population of about 180 million, over half of which are women. Keeping in view the 51 per cent of the total population, it is a smart economics to ensure gender equality as a guarantee towards economic self reliance. […]