Women in Srinagar Explore New Career Domains

Baseera Rafiqi,  Freelance correspondent, Kashmir, India – WNN features Editor’s note: India has some of the most robust government statistical machinery among developing countries. Yet its periphery suffers from a data deficit — data is unavailable or the available data is of poor quality. In preparation of this article, little to no reliable data exists reporting […]

Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz Explores Economic Status of Rural Women in Iran

Elahe Amani with Mina Keshavarz – WNN Interviews (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. They must walk a […]

[Australia] Yolngu family leads push to promote Arnhem homelands tourism

[Australia] Yolngu family leads push to promote Arnhem homelands tourism

Felicity James – ABC Indigenous – Friday, 22 August 2014 Under a palm tree in Bawaka, north-east Arnhem Land, Yolngu entrepreneur Laklak Burarrwanga sits at the centre of a new movement to open up Indigenous homelands to tourism. Ms Burarrwanga’s Yolngu ancestors were part of a movement to return to Indigenous homelands in the 1970s, […]

Continuing U.S. recession spurs more women to donate eggs for cash

Continuing U.S. recession spurs more women to donate eggs for cash

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: As U.S. legislators nearly miss the continuation of a partial government shutdown and a midnight debt ceiling deadline that had been predicted to send the country’s borrowing power down the river on October 17, 2013, more and more women in the United States are opting to make money […]

Despite all, Saudi women upbeat about future empowerment

Despite all, Saudi women upbeat about future empowerment

SyndiGate – Albawaba – Wednesday, 02 October 2013 (originally published 30 Sept) Despite a recent World Bank report saying that Saudi Arabia tops the list of countries for laws that limit women’s economic potential, Saudi women are optimistic that empowerment among them is growing. The World Bank report notes that nearly 90 percent of the […]

Hail the [Maasai land] woman of courage

Hail the [Maasai land] woman of courage

Edward Qorro – Citizen – Tuesday, 23 April 2013 (originally published 14 Apr) When a group of Maasai women donned in their traditional gear streamed into the US embassy conference hall, I thought they were about to unleash a performance. Little did I know that they were here, in full swing, to congratulate one of […]

Scalable progress for women now moving swiftly in Mongolia

Scalable progress for women now moving swiftly in Mongolia

Michelle Tolson – WNN Improve It (WNN/UBP) Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA: Thanks to the vast mineral wealth inside the region, Mongolia is now showing progress toward the reduction of poverty nationwide. Men, as well as women and their children, throughout Mongolia are now inline to receive a boost from the Mongolian economy because of this, but other […]

Women strive to build a place in Brazil’s construction industry

Women strive to build a place in Brazil’s construction industry

Jen Swales – McClatchyDC – Monday, 25 June 2012 (originally published 18 Jun) RIO DE JANEIRO — When 19-year-old Paloma Cristina Terra’s boyfriend, Felipe, left her, she was terrified. Five months pregnant at the time, she had no idea how she’d support herself. Like many young women from Rio de Janeiro’s poorest slums, she’d dropped […]

Increase in women on executive boards points to worldwide benefits

Increase in women on executive boards points to worldwide benefits

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW YORK, U.S.: “Now is the time to make women’s history, not just celebrate it,” says WomenCorporateDirectors’ co-founder Susan Stautberg, president of PartnerCom Corporation. In conjunction with Women’s History Month this March, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) – the largest global membership organization of women board members – is taking significant steps to increase the […]