The World's Most Powerful Women 2014

The World's Most Powerful Women 2014

Caroline Howard – Forbes – Friday, 30 May 2014 (originally published 28 May) This is FORBES’ definitive annual guide to the extraordinary icons and leaders, groundbreakers and ceiling crashers who command the world stage. In this snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact we showcase the top politicians, finance and business leaders, activist […]

World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground

World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground

Isobel Coleman – Council on Foreign Relations – Wednesday, 21 May 2014 (originally published 17 May) Over the past several decades, the World Bank has been an important thought leader on the value of investing in women and girls. In 2001, the Bank released a seminal report, “Engendering Development – Through Gender Equality in Rights, […]

[Melanne Verveer] Working for women

[Melanne Verveer] Working for women

Lillian Cunningham – Washington Post – Monday, 28 April 2014 (originally published 21 Apr) Melanne Verveer’s career has long been intertwined with that of Hillary Clinton. She served as chief of staff to Clinton while first lady, they founded the global women’s organization Vital Voices together, and she held the inaugural position of U.S. ambassador-at-large […]

Comprehensive data is vital for global women's empowerment

Comprehensive data is vital for global women's empowerment

Lisa Anderson for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: If countries can’t be convinced to invest in the welfare of women and girls because it’s the right thing to do, they might be persuaded by numbers that prove that it’s the smart thing to do for their societies […]

Global advocates for women now include numerous men

Global advocates for women now include numerous men

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, UNITED NATIONS: The gender rights super agency known as UN Women is gearing up with a new campaign that encourages men, as well as boys, to start now to use a gender-lens toward global advocacy. Launched officially on International Women’s Day, Saturday March 8, the ‘He for She‘ campaign has […]

Women in the World Foundation’s New Partnership With Vital Voices

Women in the World Foundation’s New Partnership With Vital Voices

Daily Beast – Monday, 16, September 2013 (originally published 13 Sept) The Women in the World Foundation announced last night an expanded partnership with Vital Voices, the nonprofit organization born out of an initiative launched by former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeleine K. Albright. The Women in the World Foundation was launched in […]

Champions for Youth to Gather in Malaysia for Women Deliver 2013 Conference

Champions for Youth to Gather in Malaysia for Women Deliver 2013 Conference

Women Deliver – Thursday, 25 April 2013 (originally published 22 Apr) Thousands of advocates for young people will convene in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 28-30 to drive change for girls and women at Women Deliver’s third global conference, Women Deliver 2013. Newly announced speakers include: Graça Machel, Incoming Chair, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn &  […]

[India] Male voices speak out to end violence against women

[India] Male voices speak out to end violence against women

Katherine Boyle – Washington Post – Friday, 05 April 2013 (originally posted on 01 Apr) On Tuesday evening, when Vice President Biden takes the stage at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, he’ll honor a certain kind of humanitarian working to end violence against women: men. At the nonprofit organization’s annual Kennedy Center event, Biden […]

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