Annual U.N. CSW Session Examines Sustainability Links to Empowerment, Poverty, Violence

Jessica Buchleitner,  WNN Correspondent to the United Nations – WNN features (WNN) New York, New York, NORTH AMERICA –Coined the ‘busiest week for gender and women’s issues at the United Nations’ by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, delegates, diplomats, heads of states and civil society NGO leaders convened from March 14-24 at U.N. headquarters to examine […]

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Guardian Development Network – WNN Improve It (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women’s movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition that countries cannot thrive if half the population is left out of education and work, or not […]

Gender equality and Turkey’s 2023 goals

Gender equality and Turkey’s 2023 goals

Emine Bozkurt – Hurriyet Dailey News – Wednesday, 18 September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) 2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The symbolism of this date has led to 2023 being set as the “deadline” for many financial, political, and social targets. However, any growth needs to be social for it […]

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

Ruth Rosen – Salon – Wednesday, 27 February 2013 (originally published 21 Feb) In 1968, the Phillip Morris Company launched a memorable campaign to sell Virginia Slims, a new brand of cigarettes targeting women, itself a new phenomenon.  It had a brand-new slogan: “You’ve come a long way, baby.”  The company plastered it on billboards nationwide […]

Women, Romney and Equal Pay

Women, Romney and Equal Pay

Kristen Houghton – Huffington Post – Wednesday, 18 October 2012 When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but could go no further because of the glass ceiling; when he said that she had had to train men who would go on to make higher […]

Wage gap bid for women blocked by ‘partisan’ U.S. legislature

Wage gap bid for women blocked by ‘partisan’ U.S. legislature

Donna Smith – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW/Reuters) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an election-year bid by Democrats for legislation they said would discourage employers from paying women less than they pay men for the same job. In a party-line vote, Democrats, who control the Senate, failed to muster the 60 votes […]

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 […]