International Women face Maternity Protection Discrimination

International Women face Maternity Protection  Discrimination

Lisa Schlein for VA – WNN Science & Health Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: A new report by the International Labor Organization finds the large majority of women workers, at least 830 million, does not have adequate maternity protection and continue to face discrimination in the labor market. Despite progress in maternity protection, ILO officials say […]

The great power of Ela Bhatt’s gentle revolution

The great power of Ela Bhatt’s gentle revolution

Gera van Wijk – Upsides – Friday, 18 May 2012 (originally published 15 May) You are a recent laureate of the Freedom from Want, one of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Awards. What does Freedom from Want represent to you? ‘For me it relates to what has been my focus for so many decades: […]

EGYPT: Helping refugee women to fend for themselves

EGYPT: Helping refugee women to fend for themselves

IRIN – Thursday, 15 March 2012 (originally published 12 Mar) CAIRO, 12 March 2012 (IRIN) – Fatma Soleman’s small table at a special International Women’s Day bazaar in a suburb of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, was a bustle of activity as visitors admired handmade jewelry, colourful bags and gold-embroidered wallets on display. For the past […]