Barrier-free Storytelling

Barrier-free Storytelling

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – WNN Interviews (WNN/RFE/RL) Istanbul, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish novelist, who writes in both English and Turkish. She has published 13 books, including “The Bastard of Istanbul,” “The Forty Rules of Love,” “Honor,” and her nonfiction memoir “Black Milk,” an account of her struggle with post-partum […]

Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day

Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day

Alice Bell for Open Democracy 50.50  – WNN Improve It (WNN) UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day addresses both the under representation of female editors of Wikipedia and the under representation of women in science and engineering.  Today, to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, the Royal Academy […]

International Women face Maternity Protection Discrimination

International Women face Maternity Protection  Discrimination

Lisa Schlein for VA – WNN Science & Health Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: A new report by the International Labor Organization finds the large majority of women workers, at least 830 million, does not have adequate maternity protection and continue to face discrimination in the labor market. Despite progress in maternity protection, ILO officials say […]

[Malaysia] 22 artists to present what a ‘good woman’ is at Interpr8 Art Space

[Malaysia] 22 artists to present what a ‘good woman’ is at Interpr8 Art Space

Malaysian Insider – Thursday, 08 May 2014 (originally published 07 May) Twenty-two artists present their artworks in response to the idea of what it means to be a “good” woman in society, addressing issues of identity and self, community and nationality. The exhibition, “The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics”, organized by the All Women’s […]

'Cosmos' recap: Science is more than a boys club

'Cosmos' recap: Science is more than a boys club

Jennifer Ouellette – Los Angeles Times – Tuesday, 29 April 2014 (originally published 28 Apr) Ask most people to name a famous scientist and — assuming they don’t draw a blank — they will likely cite Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking or possibly Cosmos host Neil de Grasse Tyson. You know, someone with high […]

Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they're not from the left)

Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they're not from the left)

Elle Hardy, Claire Lehmann, Trisha Jha, Paula Matthewson – Guardian – Friday, 18 April 2014 (originally published 13 Apr) Popular feminism is an orthodoxy that despises challenge. “You’re not a feminist?”, I’m asked, as though it means I’m threatening my own independence or advocating domestic violence. It may sound trite, but I choose to identify […]

Transgender woman brings LGBT awareness to Bemidji, Minnesota USA

Transgender woman brings LGBT awareness to Bemidji, Minnesota USA

Crystal Dey – Bemidji Pioneer – Thursday, 12 December 2013 (originally published 06 Dec) Transition is not simply the surgery and is not a simple process. To start, a patient must begin counseling sessions and undergo testing to be diagnosed as having “gender identity disorder.” Once that is official, hormone therapy begins. Taking female hormones […]