Mapping CEDAW toward greater rights for women: One City at a Time

Mapping CEDAW toward greater rights for women: One City at a Time

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Long Beach, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: “We cannot wait any longer,” is something millions of women are saying now throughout the United States.  We do know this: when inertia in the U.S. Senate causes Senators to ignore for decades the call to vote for a treaty […]

The truth about bride kidnapping: An insider interview on Chechnya

The truth about bride kidnapping: An insider interview on Chechnya

Jessica Buchleitner- WNN Interviews (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS: The practice of Bride kidnapping has occurred throughout history around the world and continues to occur in countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus region, and parts of Africa. In most countries bride kidnapping is considered a sex crime, rather than a valid form of marriage. […]

[Australia] Workplace Gender Equality Agency to send ‘Daughter Water’ to CEOs as part of pay equity campaign

[Australia] Workplace Gender Equality Agency to send ‘Daughter Water’ to CEOs as part of pay equity campaign

Lauren Wilson – News.com.au – Monday, 29 September 2014 MORE than 3000 chief executives across the country will be sent a bottle of ‘Daughter Water’ as part of a radical campaign to raise awareness about the growing gender pay gap. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has seized on international research which indicates the pay disparity […]

The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

Jewel Fraser – IPS – Thursday, 25 September 2014 PORT OF SPAIN, Sep 25 2014 (IPS) – Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanor and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants. As […]

The most influential women over 55 in Britain

The most influential women over 55 in Britain

Nancy Honey and Hattie Garlick – Guardian – Monday, 22 September 2014 (originally published  21 Sept) American photographer Nancy Honey traveled the country to compile a remarkable portfolio of portraits of the 100 most influential women over 55. Her project shows how much women’s lives have changed – and also how much there still is to do. Here are […]

The Entrepreneur On A Mission To Change Women's Media

The Entrepreneur On A Mission To Change Women's Media

Jane-Porter- Fast Company – Thursday, 19 September 2014 (originally published 15 Sept) Claudia Chan wants to be the Richard Branson of women’s empowerment–by championing social entrepreneurship to solve global problems. “I believe it needs to be its own industry,” she says. And she’s taking steps to make that happen. Chan has created a media network S.H.E. Globl Media Inc. […]

After Changing Mindsets, Haryana Village Wants to Change Name

After Changing Mindsets, Haryana Village Wants to Change Name

Harpreet Banjawa –  New Indian Express – Monday, 15 September 2014 (originally published 14 Sept) CHANDIGARH: In a state infamous for its skewed gender ratio and honour killings, the village of Bibipur in khapland Jind is a comforting anomaly. Honoured with the National Award for Gaurav Gram Sabha in 2013 for organising the first women’s […]

Colombian women's group wins UN refugee prize

Colombian women's group wins UN refugee prize

Arturo Wallace – BBC News – Friday, 12 September 2014 Fighting for women’s rights in the Colombian municipality of Buenaventura can be a dangerous task, and Gloria Amparo Arboleda knows it just too well. “Denouncing violence here is a risky business,” she says. Ms Arboleda is a founding member of Butterflies with New Wings, a […]

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

NBCNews – Thursday, 11 Sept 2014 (originally published 10Sept) In the dry and desolate land along Syria’s northeastern border, thousands of young Kurdish women have taken up arms to protect their people against attacks from Bashar Assad’s government, ISIS militants and the al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front. Some 7,000 volunteer soldiers have joined the Women’s Protection […]

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