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 […]

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 […]

Empowerment of urban women and youth vital for future prosperity of cities, UN says

Empowerment of urban women and youth vital for future prosperity of cities, UN says

UN News Centre – Wednesday, 24 April 2013 (originally published 18 Apr) 18 April 2013 – With women projected to comprise a majority of the world’s urban dwellers and head increasing numbers of households, gender equality in employment, housing, health and education is vital to ensure the prosperity of the cities of the future, according […]

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 […]

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 […]