London exhibition celebrates female [leaders] empowerment through fashion

London exhibition celebrates female [leaders] empowerment through fashion

Li-mei Hoang – Reuters News UK – Wednesday November 12, 2014 (originally published Nov 7) (Reuters) – From a jade green wool dress suit worn by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the suffragettes’ lace blouses, clothes have been a defining feature of women’s empowerment, according to a new exhibition in London. “Women Fashion […]

Climate change hits [women] banana farmers

Climate change hits [women] banana farmers

Clayton Masekesa – The Zimbabwean – Monday October 13, 2014 (originally published 8 Oct) A swiftly shifting landscape in rural Honde Valley has changed the lives of many women – especially those who are small-scale banana farmers and who depend, almost exclusively, on rainfall for their water supply. In an interview with The Zimbabwean last […]

Can women make the world more peaceful?

Can women make the world more peaceful?

Laurel Stone – Guardian News / Global Development Professionals Network – Monday August 18, 2014 (originally published 11 Aug) Do women hold the key to a peaceful society? Much is known about the victimization of women through rape, trafficking, and early marriages, but much is yet to be discovered about how women can be empowered […]

Rwanda: Why Women Should Be At the Forefront of Waging Peace

Rwanda: Why Women Should Be At the Forefront of Waging Peace

Oscar Kimanuka – allAfrica.com – Friday July 11, 2014 (originally published 10 July) opinion Last Sunday, President Paul Kagame met with Rwandan women of all walks of life to celebrate the country’s 20th liberation and to reflect on the strides that the Rwandan women have made over the years. No doubt women, not just the […]

Women at work should be able to breastfeed and succeed

Women at work should be able to breastfeed and succeed

Addrienne Pine – The Conversation – WNN – World News portal – Monday January 27, 2014 (originally published Jan 20) Days after Pope Francis told mothers to “not think twice” about breastfeeding at church and in public, Sally Davies, the UK’s chief medical officer, called for women to be allowed to breastfeed at work, including […]

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