Moroccan Women Continue the Fight for Rights

Fouzia Assouli, President of the Federation of the Democratic League for Women’s Rights – WNN Soapbox (WNN)   I have been fighting for women’s rights in Morocco for almost 40 years, and while we don’t yet have a month dedicated to commemorating women’s history as American women do, we have had many victories. And despite setbacks, […]

Annual U.N. CSW Session Examines Sustainability Links to Empowerment, Poverty, Violence

Jessica Buchleitner,  WNN Correspondent to the United Nations – WNN features (WNN) New York, New York, NORTH AMERICA –Coined the ‘busiest week for gender and women’s issues at the United Nations’ by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, delegates, diplomats, heads of states and civil society NGO leaders convened from March 14-24 at U.N. headquarters to examine […]

London exhibition celebrates female [leaders] empowerment through fashion

London exhibition celebrates female [leaders] empowerment through fashion

Li-mei Hoang – Reuters News UK – Wednesday November 12, 2014 (originally published Nov 7) (Reuters) – From a jade green wool dress suit worn by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the suffragettes’ lace blouses, clothes have been a defining feature of women’s empowerment, according to a new exhibition in London. “Women Fashion […]

These women helped power India’s mission to Mars

These women helped power India’s mission to Mars

Devjyot Ghoshal – Quatz  – Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (originally published 24 Sept) The face of India’s space program has always been a man. The seven chairmen, including the incumbent, of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)—India’s equivalent of NASA—have all been men, and it is typically male scientists who front the serious press conferences ISRO conducts after […]

The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

Jewel Fraser – IPS – Thursday, 25 September 2014 PORT OF SPAIN, Sep 25 2014 (IPS) – Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanor and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants. As […]

Articulating The Muslim Female Experience: An Interview With Tayyibah Taylor

Articulating The Muslim Female Experience: An Interview With Tayyibah Taylor

Sarah Farrukh – Altmuslimah – Wednesday, 24 September 2014 (originally published 05 Sept) Today we remember the life of an extraordinary individual who strove for the accurate representation of Muslim women, Tayyibah Taylor. Ms. Taylor inspired people from all walks of life, leaving her legacy with the award-winning publication, Azizah Magazine. She was a trailblazer […]

Honoring our women mentors

Honoring our women mentors

Asian Weekly  – Friday, 19 September 2014 (originally published 13 Sept) Women of Color Empowered (WOC) is a nonproft organization started by Northwest Asian Weekly in 1996. This year WOC’s  theme is “Amazing Women Mentors,” where women across Seattle are being honored as mentors. There is a luncheon honoring the women mentors on Friday, Sept. […]

After Changing Mindsets, Haryana Village Wants to Change Name

After Changing Mindsets, Haryana Village Wants to Change Name

Harpreet Banjawa –  New Indian Express – Monday, 15 September 2014 (originally published 14 Sept) CHANDIGARH: In a state infamous for its skewed gender ratio and honour killings, the village of Bibipur in khapland Jind is a comforting anomaly. Honoured with the National Award for Gaurav Gram Sabha in 2013 for organising the first women’s […]

Colombian women's group wins UN refugee prize

Colombian women's group wins UN refugee prize

Arturo Wallace – BBC News – Friday, 12 September 2014 Fighting for women’s rights in the Colombian municipality of Buenaventura can be a dangerous task, and Gloria Amparo Arboleda knows it just too well. “Denouncing violence here is a risky business,” she says. Ms Arboleda is a founding member of Butterflies with New Wings, a […]

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