Annual U.N. CSW Session Examines Sustainability Links to Empowerment, Poverty, Violence

Jessica Buchleitner,  WNN Correspondent to the United Nations – WNN features (WNN) New York, New York, NORTH AMERICA –Coined the ‘busiest week for gender and women’s issues at the United Nations’ by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, delegates, diplomats, heads of states and civil society NGO leaders convened from March 14-24 at U.N. headquarters to examine […]

IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies

IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies

Renee Montagne – NPR – Tuesday, 01 April 2014 (originally published 28 Mar) As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is among an elite group of people determining how money is saved, spent and invested worldwide. It’s not the first time she’s been a “first.” Lagarde was France’s first female […]

Prostitution: France wants to punish clients [instead]

Prostitution: France wants to punish clients [instead]

Sylvia Corbet – The News & Observer – Monday, 02 December 2013 (originally published 26 Nov) PARIS — France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward […]

French election: François Hollande vows to rid politics of sexism

French election: François Hollande vows to rid politics of sexism

Angelique Chrisafis – Guardian – Thursday, 10 May 2012 (originally published 04 May) Socialist frontrunner offers more women in top jobs, a ministry of women’s rights and sexual harassment laws He has promised an equal number of men and women in cabinet, and to reintroduce a ministry of women’s rights. But will François Hollande be […]

Rousseff Increases Brazilian Women’s Property Rights in Divorces

Rousseff Increases Brazilian Women’s Property Rights in Divorces

Carla Simoes and Andre Soliani – Bloomberg – Tuesday, 13 March 2012 (originally published 08 Mar) Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, the first woman to head the world’s sixth-biggest economy, plans to increase women’s property rights in cases of divorce to mark International Women’s Day. Women who earn as much as 1,866 reais ($1,060) a month […]