End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

Jessica Berman for VOA News  – WNN Science & Health (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: Beginning in October, U.S. scientists who want government money to fund their research will have to start using female animals and cells in their research.The announcement from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biggest founder of medical […]

Women in Leadership: Breaking Free of Stereotypes

Women in Leadership: Breaking Free of Stereotypes

Neela Bettridge – Huffington Post – Friday, 26 April 2013 (originally published 24 Apr) Whether you agree with her or not, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has stirred up the debate about gender at work and the damage that stereotyping can do to women’s progress. Stereotypes are, by their nature, simplistic, yet a number of labels […]

Op-Ed: In Armenian Nation, Men Must Take On Gender Equality

Op-Ed: In Armenian Nation, Men Must Take On Gender Equality

Guest Author – Ianyan – Friday, 16 March 2012 (originally published 15 Mar) The Armenian Nation is a complex and curious one. Where once regarded as disjointed, the nation should be characterized as Homeland and Diaspora in constant communion with one another. Armenia is what we’ve come to call this transnational minority. Despite any divisions […]

India femicide: Where girl infants face ‘pre-meditated’ murder

India femicide: Where girl infants face ‘pre-meditated’ murder

Rita Banerji – WNN Opinion (WNN) INDIA: In 1976, Dr. Diana Russell first testified about a crime she called ‘Femicide’ at the first International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women held in Brussels, Belgium.  She defined it as “the killing of women and girls” only because of their gender and said that it was no different from […]

‘It’s a Girl’ is Fatal

‘It’s a Girl’ is Fatal

Derek Bekebrede – The  Harvard Crimson  – Thursday, 26 January 2012 (originally published 23 Jan) The United Nations estimates that there are 200 million “missing” women in the world today, and by “missing,” the UN means they are dead. With the advent of abortion on demand, the modern world has encouraged parents around the world […]