South Africa: Gauteng Women Unite for Empowerment

South Africa: Gauteng Women Unite for Empowerment

SA News – All Africa – Friday, 29 August 2014(originally published 28 Aug) Johannesburg — Women from around Gauteng on Wednesday gathered in Newtown to share their hopes with the province’s first citizen on how government can improve their lives and strengthen gender equality.  The session was not only a chance for women’s organisations to […]

Egypt's first veiled rapper is sick of sexual harassment

Egypt's first veiled rapper is sick of sexual harassment

Reem Abdellatif – Global Post – Friday, 06 June 2014 (originally published 04 Jun) CAIRO, Egypt — Mayam Mahmoud isn’t your average hip hop artist. To begin with, she wears a veil. As Egypt’s first veiled hip hop artist, Mahmoud aims to battle sexual harassment with music, as well as to challenge Middle Eastern expectations […]

First-ever Menstrual Hygiene Management Day

First-ever Menstrual Hygiene Management Day

Kriti Sharma for HWR – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: Some girls stop going to school. Others are sterilized–their ovaries removed. Still others are confined to homes, isolated from the community. Worldwide, the most basic human rights of women and girls with disabilities are curtailed because of poor management of the […]

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 […]

[Saudi Arabia] Manal al Sharif’s Liberating Ride

[Saudi Arabia] Manal al Sharif’s Liberating Ride

Sarah J. Robbins – Daily Beast – Friday, 21 March 2014 Three years ago, in the midst of the explosive Arab Spring, Manal al Sharif took the wheel of her Cadillac SUV, looked into her friend’s iPhone camera and said, as she made a left-hand turn, “We want change in this country.” For defying Saudi […]

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

Express Tribune – Monday, 17 March 2014 (originally published 10 Mar) ISLAMABAD: As women carve out a place within a terrain long inured to men, there are leaps to celebrate and bounds yet made. In marking International Women’s Day, the Nomad Art Gallery paid tribute to six women whose resolve, intellect and courage has shaped […]

Hawai‘i Review publishes poetry by female offenders

Hawai‘i Review publishes poetry by female offenders

Joseph Han – Ka Leo O – Friday, 14 March 2014 (originally published 05 Mar) “What about the place where I store my stuff?/ Or the place I keep my kids?/ Is it there? Or should it/ be here? Now./ I don’t know./ Maybe it’s somewhere off in the dream/ I have for the future. […]

Reshaping trust in Europe with women's vision

Reshaping trust in Europe with women's vision

Véronique Morali – EurActiv – Monday, 03 February 2014 (originally published 27 Jan) Tomorrow, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society will convene a special meeting at the European Parliament to discuss how to re-create trust in Europe. Europe today is in crisis; we all know this. That crisis goes far beyond the very […]

Meet the [Women] Mipsterz

Meet the [Women] Mipsterz

Erin Cunningham – The Daily Beast – Monday, 20 January 2014 (originally published 15 Jan) Yasmin Chebbi describes her style as edgy. She wears vibrant colors, mixes dresses with combat boots, and sports handmade jewelry. She cites her mother, a major Vogue enthusiast, as her greatest style inspiration, and loves making outfits out of pieces […]

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