Gender equality policies to be discussed in Dominican Republic conference

Gender equality policies to be discussed in Dominican Republic conference

Jamaica Observer – Friday, 18 October 2013 (originally published 13 Oct) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) – Gender inequalities in the digital economy will be examined here this week at the 12th Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. The session will focus on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and […]

[India] By the women, for the women

[India] By the women, for the women

Avik Das – Times of India – Thursday, 23 May 2013 (originally published 21 May) For a group of women in Khagra, Berhampur, the next month will bring with it the promise of a changing fortune. They have their business plan – to manufacture low-cost biodegradable sanitary napkins – ready. Their target consumers are in […]

Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks on justice & sentencing in Guatemala

Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks on justice & sentencing in Guatemala

WNN Breaking (WNN) Guatemala City, GUATEMALA, SOUTH AMERICA: The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”courtroom conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt brings relief and emotional tears to many of Guatemala’s indigenous. As judgement and sentencing was passed in the National […]

Illegal Venezuelan gold mines cause mercury dangers for indigenous women & children

Illegal Venezuelan gold mines cause mercury dangers for indigenous women & children

WNN Earth Watch (WNN) Caracas, VENEZUELA, SOUTH AMERICA: The issue of mercury poisoning and environmental pollution is one that has been studied for decades, but new data is indicating that women, especially indigenous women, are exceptionally vulnerable to an unhealthy rise in their bodies with the toxic metal mercury. Indicators are pointing now to locations […]

Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert

Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert

Marianela Jarroud – IPS – Monday, 18 March 2013 (originally published 13 Mar) SANTIAGO, Mar 13 2013 (IPS) – Three indigenous communities from the Chilean highlands have just received solar panels, which will be set up and maintained by unlikely solar engineers: five native women who travelled halfway around the world to India and overcame […]

Indigenous women share perspectives on violence at United Nations

Indigenous women share perspectives on violence at United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/FPP) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Indigenous women from Asia and Pacific speak out about sexual violence and multiple forms of discrimination against indigenous women and girls. This week, indigenous women from throughout the Asia-Pacific region have gathered to raise their voices and present their concerns to the on-going session of the […]

Activists denounce rural violence against Brazil women

Activists denounce rural violence against Brazil women

Agence France-Presse – Global Post – Tuesday, 05 March 2013 (originally published 21 Feb) More than 3,000 female farm workers from around Brazil marched in Brasilia Thursday to demand an end to rural violence against women and measures to assist them. “Violence against women in rural areas is a silent reality. We know it exists […]

Student seeks native women firsts

Student seeks native women firsts

Michael-Allan Marion – Brantford Expositor Canada – Monday, 04 March 2013 (originally published 27 Feb) A Laurier Brantford student is issuing a Canada-wide appeal to find indigenous women who were first in their fields. With International Women’s Day on March 8, Sally Simpson, 48, said it is important to showcase the milestones of indigenous women. […]

Filipino women take lead in resolving Mindanao conflict

Filipino women take lead in resolving Mindanao conflict

Simon Tisdall – Guardian – Friday, 15 February 2013 (originally published 13 Feb) The idea that a woman can mediate successfully between armed groups of hostile men, and that one of these groups comprises hardline, sharia-touting Islamists, might seem far-fetched to traditional western societies. But not so in the Philippines, where not one but two […]