Women Deliver: Young Women Climate Warriors Speak

Stella Paul – WNN Features (WNN) Copenhagen, Denmark, EUROPE:  Seven years have gone by since then, but Majandra Rodrigues Acha of Lima still cannot forget the day she saw the true face of a woman’s vulnerability. It was June 2009 and television channels across Peru were broadcasting the news of a riot that erupted between […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN Launches World Campaign to Save 16 Million Mothers and Children

UN Launches World Campaign to Save 16 Million Mothers and Children

WNN Features in partnership with The Guardian Global Development Network /AP A worldwide campaign to save the lives of 16 million mothers and children over the next five years will be launched by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, today with around $40bn already pledged by governments and private aid groups. The global strategy for women’s […]