Ukrainian-American author Maria Lewytzkyj opens our eyes toward Russia & Ukraine

Ukrainian-American author Maria Lewytzkyj opens our eyes toward Russia & Ukraine

Maria Lewytzkyj with Lys Anzia – WNN Interview (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS: Exploring the current situation for Ukranians who want to prevent what they call a Russian ‘invasion’ of their country, ex-CIA analyst and foreign policy writer Maria Lewytzkyj brings the issues covering the recent political struggles in Ukraine to the public in […]

[India] Women Herders Bring Change

[India] Women Herders Bring Change

Athar Parvaiz – IPS – Thursday, 19 June 2014 (originally published 18 Jun) KUTCH, India, Jun 18 2014 (IPS) – When Sangan Bhai, a humble man in the Kutch region of India’s western state of Gujarat, was offered a position as an executive member of the local camel breeder’s association, he made a decision that […]

[Australia] The Apology

[Australia] The Apology

Phil Coomes – BBC News – Wednesday, 04 Junes 2014 (originally published 25 May) Photographer Aletheia Casey recently returned to Australia after living abroad for five years and began work on a project looking at the process of reconciliation and apology to indigenous Australians. To mark National Sorry Day in Australia, Casey writes about the […]

Berlin Lawmakers Seek Gender Equality in Their Traffic Lights

Berlin Lawmakers Seek Gender Equality in Their Traffic Lights

Caroline Winter – Businessweek – Wednesday, 28 May 2014 (originally published 22 May) For decades, Berlin’s pedestrian crossings have been ruled by squat red and green men wearing hats. They are Germany’s iconic Ampelmännchen—the “little stoplight men” that grace many of the country’s walk signals. Now, Berlin lawmakers are demanding gender quotas for their capital city’s […]

International film festival empowers women in Turkey

International film festival empowers women in Turkey

Julia Nho – Today’s Zaman – Wednesday, 14 May 2014 (originally published  09 May) Flying Broom (Uçan Süpürge), an Ankara-based women’s NGO, commenced its 17th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival on Thursday night at the State Opera and Ballet house in Ankara. One of the most pressing problems affecting the empowerment of women in […]

[Malaysia] 22 artists to present what a ‘good woman’ is at Interpr8 Art Space

[Malaysia] 22 artists to present what a ‘good woman’ is at Interpr8 Art Space

Malaysian Insider – Thursday, 08 May 2014 (originally published 07 May) Twenty-two artists present their artworks in response to the idea of what it means to be a “good” woman in society, addressing issues of identity and self, community and nationality. The exhibition, “The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics”, organized by the All Women’s […]

Congo's Hero Women: Creating a Different Future

Congo's Hero Women: Creating a Different Future

Neema Namadamu – Huffington Post – 22 April 2014 (originally published 18 Apr) I was born in a very remote area in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) called the High Plains of Itombwe in South Kivu Province. I was actually the fourth child born to my parents, but the first […]

Actually, I'm Not at All Sorry I'm Not Sorry

Actually, I'm Not at All Sorry I'm Not Sorry

Ani Vrabel – Huffington Post – Friday,  04 April 2014 (originally published 31 Mar) Plenty of undesirable words have worked their way into my vocabulary. “Like” certainly slips out more than I care to admit, I’m quite sure I’ve obnoxiously said things along the lines of “BRB” out loud and I routinely use curse words […]

Global advocates for women now include numerous men

Global advocates for women now include numerous men

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, UNITED NATIONS: The gender rights super agency known as UN Women is gearing up with a new campaign that encourages men, as well as boys, to start now to use a gender-lens toward global advocacy. Launched officially on International Women’s Day, Saturday March 8, the ‘He for She‘ campaign has […]

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