Why effective climate policy needs women – and vice versa

Why effective climate policy needs women – and vice versa

Aira Kalela – Responding to Climate Change – Tuesday, 05 August 2014 (originally published 4 Aug) Climate change will increase inequality between men and women without action, says Finland’s former climate chief. Integrating a gender approach in the new climate agreement will be vital to provide the legal base for promoting gender responsive climate action […]

Shattering Stereotypes Through Ads – Sheryl Sandberg on Changing How Women And Girls Are Perceived

Shattering Stereotypes Through Ads – Sheryl Sandberg on Changing How Women And Girls Are Perceived

Amy Robach and Nadine Shubailat – ABC News – Wednesday, 02 July 2014 (originally published 01 Jul) It is said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org, agrees for she has launched a crusade to change images of girls and women used in advertising. In February, […]

International film festival empowers women in Turkey

International film festival empowers women in Turkey

Julia Nho – Today’s Zaman – Wednesday, 14 May 2014 (originally published  09 May) Flying Broom (Uçan Süpürge), an Ankara-based women’s NGO, commenced its 17th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival on Thursday night at the State Opera and Ballet house in Ankara. One of the most pressing problems affecting the empowerment of women in […]

Ugandan Women learn programming language from Girl Geeks

Ugandan Women learn programming language from Girl Geeks

Hilary Heuler for VOA – WNN Science & Health Kampala, UGANDA, EAST AFRICA:  As East Africa’s technology sector takes off, one group in Uganda is working to erase gender stereotypes and ensure that women are not left behind. In Kampala, the gender gap in technology is slowly starting to narrow thanks to some very smart […]

[Pakistan] Women’s issues: Media urged to show gender responsiveness

[Pakistan] Women’s issues: Media urged to show gender responsiveness

Correspondent – Express Tribune – Tuesday, 18 February 2014 (originally published 14 Feb) ISLAMABAD:Renowned poet Kishwar Naheed has urged both print and electronic media to play a responsible role while highlighting women issues. She was speaking at the launch of the Pakistan Women Media Complaint Cell (PWMCC) on Thursday. The PWMCC is a joint effort […]

Ad Campaign Addresses Persistent Sexism in Google Searches

Ad Campaign Addresses Persistent Sexism in Google Searches

Mary Mazzoni – Triple Pundit – Friday, November 01, 2013 (originally published 31 Oct) Google autocomplete provides a unique peek inside the collective conscious. Responses are often head-scratching or even hilarious (type in the word “what,” and you may receive suggested queries like “does the fox say” or “is twerking”), but a new ad campaign […]

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 […]