Berlin Lawmakers Seek Gender Equality in Their Traffic Lights

Berlin Lawmakers Seek Gender Equality in Their Traffic Lights

Caroline Winter – Businessweek – Wednesday, 28 May 2014 (originally published 22 May) For decades, Berlin’s pedestrian crossings have been ruled by squat red and green men wearing hats. They are Germany’s iconic Ampelmännchen—the “little stoplight men” that grace many of the country’s walk signals. Now, Berlin lawmakers are demanding gender quotas for their capital city’s […]

Respect for all women is vital for climate & gender researchers

Respect for all women is vital for climate & gender researchers

Miranda Morgan – WNN Earth Watch – Bangladesh (WNN/WF) Dhaka, BANGLADESH, SOUTH ASIA: I had just arrived at our training venue in Dhaka and watched as the manager stood at the top of the stairs, violently screaming orders at the woman rushing around to help me.  When I expressed my distaste for his behavior, especially […]

Kenya parliament opts to help girls with sanitary pads

Kenya parliament opts to help girls with sanitary pads

Miriam Gathigah –  WNN MDG Stories For the first time ever, the finance minister has allocated almost $4m from the current national budget to provide free sanitary pads to schoolgirls. This comes after persistent pressure from women parliamentarians, who took the issue of girls’ absenteeism from school due to lack of sanitary pads to parliament. It […]