[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

William Yardley – New York Times – Monday, 09 June 2014 (originally published 06) Karen DeCrow, who was president of the National Organization for Women during the 1970s, a turbulent period in which she helped lead campaigns for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and against sex discrimination in education and sports, died on Friday […]

First Aboriginal Woman in Senate Won Gold for Australia

First Aboriginal Woman in Senate Won Gold for Australia

Jason Scott – Bloomberg – Tuesday, 25 March 2014 (originally published 19 Mar) It’s Christmas Eve, and a three-year-old girl lies in her grandmother’s arms. It’s not a silent night — Nova Peris is listening to the howl of a tropical cyclone ripping apart her home. “My first memory is of being absolutely terrified,” said […]

Lebanese women race towards empowerment

Lebanese women race towards empowerment

Reuters –  Al Arabiya – Friday, 31 May 2013 (originally published 26 May) Thousands of woman raced on the streets of Beirut on Sunday in a competition entitled ‘‘You are really strong’’, just a few hours after two rockets hit a Beirut suburb – a reminder of the volatile political situation in the country. But […]

Go girl! Women pushing to close sporting gender gap

Go girl! Women pushing to close sporting gender gap

Kate Kelland – Reuters Canada – Wednesday, 08 August 2012 (originally published 03 Aug) LONDON (Reuters) – The phenomenal speeds reached by the teenage Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen at the 2012 Olympics are raising questions about whether the gap between men and women in sport may one day disappear. Women first took part in the […]

Women change Lebanon society through equality in sports

Women change Lebanon society through equality in sports

Jens Juul Petersen –  WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion: Beirut – Lebanese women are fighting a silent revolution on the football field through the popular club programme of the Cross Cultures Project Association (CCPA) in Lebanon, which provides educational activities for those in post-conflict countries. Farah and Mirna are two young women on an important mission: […]