SXSW: 8 Women to Watch and 10 Must-See Panels

SXSW: 8 Women to Watch and 10 Must-See Panels

Courtney Subramanian – Daily Beast – Friday, 07 March 2014 (originally published 06 Mar) South by Southwest is back! From inspiring entrepreneurs to innovative execs, here are eight speakers not to miss. Plus, 10 must-see panels about leadership, princess culture, and more. South by Southwest, the major technology, film and music festival that annually descends […]

Energy is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Energy is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Kandeh K. Yumkella – Eco-Business – Tuesday, 10 September 2013 (originally published 06 Sept) In the lead up to the UN General Assembly, the Skoll World Forum partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to produce an online debate focused on the last 850 days before the MDGs expire in 2015. We asked […]

ACWF, Tibet Women’s Federation Hold Training for Nyingchi Women

ACWF, Tibet Women’s Federation Hold Training for Nyingchi Women

Zhang Hongping – All-China Women’s Federation – Wednesday, 07 August 2013 (originally published 05 Aug) A training course aimed at promoting the development of urban and rural women in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, opened on July 25, 2013. The course was jointly launched by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and the Tibet […]

Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health

Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health

Carlos Conde – Human Rights Watch – Friday, 21 December 2012 (originally published 16 Dec) (Manila) – The Philippines’ expected passage of a reproductive health law will be a massive step forward to promote women’s health and lives, Human Rights Watch said today. The prime objectives of the Reproductive Health Bill, which is scheduled for […]

28 years later, women in Bhopal still waiting for justice

28 years later, women in Bhopal still waiting for justice

Amnesty International – Thursday, 06 December 2012 (originally published 03 Dec) Tens of thousands of victims of India’s worst ever industrial disaster – the 1984 catastrophic gas leak at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal– are still waiting for justice, and women are suffering disproportionately, Amnesty International said. The gas leak, which occurred exactly 28 […]

Promoting Health By Responding to Gender-based Violence

Promoting Health By Responding to Gender-based Violence

Alejandra Meglioli – International Planned Parenthood Federation – Wednesday, 28 November 2012 (originally published 25 November) Today, thousands of organizations and individuals around the world are demanding an end to gender-based violence in their communities as a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Each year, the campaign begins on November […]

Helping Women and Girls in Rwanda

Helping Women and Girls in Rwanda

Valens Ntamushobora – Huffington Post – Tuesday, 22 May 2012 (originally published 14 May) I hate it when I see young women and girls suffering from poverty, violence and HIV/AIDS. Most of us do. It is a terrible feeling, and it gets worse when you believe you can’t do anything about it. You and I […]