Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day

Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day

Alice Bell for Open Democracy 50.50  – WNN Improve It (WNN) UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day addresses both the under representation of female editors of Wikipedia and the under representation of women in science and engineering.  Today, to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, the Royal Academy […]

[UK] New law against forced marriage takes effect

[UK] New law against forced marriage takes effect

 PA – Independent – Wednesday, 18 June 2014 (originally published 16 Jun) Forced marriage is “a tragedy for each and every victim”, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, said as a new law outlawing the practice came into effect. From today, forcing someone into marriage will carry a maximum seven-year jail term under the 2014 Anti-Social […]

[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

Craig Gilbert – London Community News – Friday, 17 January 2014 (originally published 14 Jan) Susan MacPhail often reflects on a young aboriginal woman who once passed through the doors at My Sisters’ Place. The “stunningly beautiful young woman” who came to London from a reserve in another part of the province suffered from schizophrenia. […]

[Zambia] The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

[Zambia] The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

Amy Fallon – IPS – Tuesday, 14 January 2014 (originally published 09 Jan) CHILANGA, Zambia, Jan 9 2014 (IPS) – There are thousands of miles between Chanyanya Rural Health Clinic, a basic medical centre in Zambia’s rural Kafue District with no resident doctors despite being the main centre for nearly 12,000 people, and the New […]

A monument to strong [Caribbean] black women [in UK]

A monument to strong [Caribbean] black women [in UK]

Natricia Duncan – Voice – Thursday, 09 January 2014 (originally published 06 Jan) AN AFRICAN mother holding a baby stands proudly in Stockwell Park, her gaze firmly fixed upwards. She has come to represent the enduring strength of black women. The 10-foot bronze sculpture was the brainchild of Guyanese-born Lambeth resident Cecile Nobrega, who recently […]

‘I feel empowered, in control of my body’: four [UK] women on fighting cancer with alternative therapies

‘I feel empowered, in control of my body’: four [UK] women on fighting cancer with alternative therapies

Anna Moore – Telegraph – Tuesday, 22 October 2013 (originally published 20 Oct) Cancer is on the rise. According to a recent report by Macmillan Cancer Support, nearly half of all Britons will receive a diagnosis during their lifetime. Billions of pounds are spent researching and trialling conventional medical treatments, and health advances are made […]

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