[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 […]

In Russia, a parallel G-20 for young women

In Russia, a parallel G-20 for young women

Ivan Gutterman – Washington Post – Monday, 09 September 2013 (originally published  05 Sept) MOSCOW — A group of young women want to send a message to the mostly male leaders of the Group of 20 nations meeting in St. Petersburg this week: Don’t forget us. Over the summer, young women from the G-20 countries, […]

[United States] Women candidates broke many barriers on Election Day 2012

[United States] Women candidates broke many barriers on Election Day 2012

Eun Kyung Kim – Today – 07 November 2012 Though President Obama’s reelection captured the main headlines of the 2012 election, women candidates etched themselves into political history yesterday with a string of significant firsts. Women were a key focus of this year’s election, with both President Obama and former governor Mitt Romney recognizing them […]

Lift up women to lift the world

Lift up women to lift the world

Melanne Verveer and Penny Abeywardena – CNN – Friday, 28 September 2012 (originally published 24 Sept) (CNN)— Women have finally arrived. From Washington to Wall Street to Twitter, writers, academics, and business leaders are pointing to the empowerment of women as key to many of the world’s greatest challenges. They’re publicizing the research and amplifying […]

(Korean) Ministry strives for women’s rights

(Korean) Ministry strives for women’s rights

Robert Lee – Korea Herald – Monday, 30 January 2012 (originally published 26 Jan)  Gender Equality Minister Kim Kum-lae says she is striving to make Korea a global symbol of women’s empowerment. The country has been accepted to chair United Nations Women, the U.N.’s entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, according to […]

Women-specific bills passed: Fourteen-year jail term for acid-throwers

Women-specific bills passed: Fourteen-year jail term for acid-throwers

Sumera Khan – Express Tribune – Thursday, 15 December 2011 (originally published 12 Dec) ISLAMABAD: Acid victims sitting in the gallery of the upper house witnessed the landmark Senate proceedings in awe. The Senate unanimously pass­ed two historical bills upholding the rights of women, The Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill 2010 and The Prevention […]

Women in Britain are fed up

Women in Britain are fed up

Siobhan Courtney –  Aljazeera – Wednesday, 07 December 2011 (originally published 05 Dec) Why British women are being turned off the men in charge of the country “who haven’t got a clue what matters to women”. Women in Britain today are fed up and that really isn’t good news for the government. The economy is […]

Saudi women aim to bring news media into focus

Saudi women aim to bring news media into focus

Maha Akeel – WNN Opinion (WNN) Jeddah – Social media was abuzz with excitement at Saudi King Abdullah’s recent decision to appoint women to the Shura (consultative) Council and to allow them to vote and run in the 2015 municipal elections. The right to vote and hold public office has been at the top of […]