Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

“Conflict can take away everything. But it can never take away your knowledge,” – Young refugee and education activist To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist. Human Rights News – United […]

Asia child marriage initiative examines child marriage in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan

Jessica Buchleitner with Alessandra Tranquilli- WNN Interviews (WNN) Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, ASIA –  Plan International is a nonprofit organization working in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children through 21 national organizations. In 2014 and 2015, as part of the Asia Child Marriage […]

Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz Explores Economic Status of Rural Women in Iran

Elahe Amani with Mina Keshavarz – WNN Interviews (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: While it has been said that art is the currency of the 21st century, many artists around the world are facing insurmountable challenges. Women artists, especially in Iran, must overcome cultural, social and historical obstacles in exercising their freedom of expression. They must walk a […]

Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia

Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia

Horseed  – Wednesday, 10 September 2014 (originally published 04 Sept) A Finn of Somali origin wants to run as a candidate in the Somali presidential election in 2016. Fadumo Dayib is currently studying public administration at Harvard, but she thinks that Somalia is now ready for a female president. Fadumo Dayib moved to Finland in […]

[US] History's Female Programmers Will No Longer Be Forgotten

[US] History's Female Programmers Will No Longer Be Forgotten

  Selena Larson– ReadWrite – Monday, 08 September 2014 Can you name an influential woman in computer science? If you’re well-versed in your history, you might think of 19th-century mathematician and programmer Ada Lovelace. Or, more recently, computer scientist Grace Hopper, who coined the term “debugging.” Two women across two centuries makes for a scant […]

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

UN News Centre 0 Friday, 5 September 2014  (originally published 03 Sept) 3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa. “Girls are getting […]

South Africa: Gauteng Women Unite for Empowerment

South Africa: Gauteng Women Unite for Empowerment

SA News – All Africa – Friday, 29 August 2014(originally published 28 Aug) Johannesburg — Women from around Gauteng on Wednesday gathered in Newtown to share their hopes with the province’s first citizen on how government can improve their lives and strengthen gender equality.  The session was not only a chance for women’s organisations to […]

Celebrating Women's Equality Day, 2014

Celebrating Women's Equality Day, 2014

Valerie Jarrett – The White House Blog – Wednesday, 27 August 2014 (originally published 27 Aug) Etched into the history of our Nation are the stories of women who fought for the America they knew was possible — a country where all are truly treated equally and have access to the ballot box, regardless of […]

Nothing But Gold: First Woman Wins Math's Nobel Prize

Nothing But Gold: First Woman Wins Math's Nobel Prize

Anushay Hossain – Forbes – Thursday, 14 August 2014 (originally published 13 Aug) My personal interest in the field of mathematics was pretty much non-existent until this week when Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Fields Medal, considered to be the equivalent of mathematics’ Nobel Prize. The Fields Medal is given every four years, […]

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