Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Almut Rochowanski with Nani Jansen Reventlow  – WNN Commentary (WNN) LONDON, UK: In February 2017 the instructional hub of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Academy, held its second series of trainings with the BBC Expert Women’s Day. The event brought together “female experts who’d like to appear on air as contributors to BBC programmes”. Choosing […]

Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz Explores Economic Status of Rural Women in Iran

Elahe Amani with Mina Keshavarz – WNN Interviews [vimeo 118829307 w=500 h=281] (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: While it has been said that art is the currency of the 21st century, many artists around the world are facing insurmountable challenges. Women artists, especially in Iran, must overcome cultural, social and historical obstacles in exercising their freedom of expression. […]

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 […]

Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Golnaz Esfandiari – RFE/RL – Monday 1 September, 2014 Iranian women are free to love sports, as long as they do it in the safety of their own homes. Female fans got a harsh reminder of this when they attempted to cheer for their men’s soccer and volleyball teams this week. Women attempting to attend […]

This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like

This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like

Issie Lapowsky – WIRED magazine – Monday July 28, 2014 Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started RedRover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn’t go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn’t invest […]

Defying ban, Iranian women watch World Cup with men in public

Defying ban, Iranian women watch World Cup with men in public

Reza Sayah – CNN – Tuesday, 24 June 2014 Inside one Tehran coffee shop, a young, veiled Iranian woman held her fiance’s hand tightly as the seconds ticked down in Iran’s heart-stopping World Cup match against South American powerhouse Argentina. Throughout the rest of the cafe other women intermittently cheered, gasped, and shouted instructions at […]

Leniency in rape laws depends on vote in Mozambique, Africa

Leniency in rape laws depends on vote in Mozambique, Africa

Kimberly M. Brown for Equality Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) Washington D.C., U.S., AMERICAS: Every day we open newspapers around the world to read stories of the tragic injustices faced by women and girls in their communities. Often we remark in disgust, wondering what could’ve been done and how we can prevent such atrocities from […]

In spite of campaigns gender equality remains "elusive," say experts

In spite of campaigns gender equality remains "elusive," say experts

Lisa Anderson for TRF – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/TRF) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: When it comes to women’s rights, it turns out it’s really all about men. A recent World Bank report underscored that strong economies and greater education for women, once thought to be silver bullets against gender inequality in the world […]

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