Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Almut Rochowanski with Nani Jansen Reventlow  – WNN Commentary (WNN) LONDON, UK: In February 2017 the instructional hub of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Academy, held its second series of trainings with the BBC Expert Women’s Day. The event brought together “female experts who’d like to appear on air as contributors to BBC programmes”. Choosing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

NBCNews – Thursday, 11 Sept 2014 (originally published 10Sept) In the dry and desolate land along Syria’s northeastern border, thousands of young Kurdish women have taken up arms to protect their people against attacks from Bashar Assad’s government, ISIS militants and the al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front. Some 7,000 volunteer soldiers have joined the Women’s Protection […]

Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia

Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia

Horseed  – Wednesday, 10 September 2014 (originally published 04 Sept) A Finn of Somali origin wants to run as a candidate in the Somali presidential election in 2016. Fadumo Dayib is currently studying public administration at Harvard, but she thinks that Somalia is now ready for a female president. Fadumo Dayib moved to Finland in […]

[Europe] The Countertraffickers

[Europe] The Countertraffickers

William Finnegan – The New Yorker – Thursday, 04 September 2014 Stella Rotaru’s cell-phone number is scribbled on the wall of a women’s jail in Dubai. That’s what a former inmate told her, and Rotaru does get a lot of calls from Dubai, including some from jail. But she gets calls from many odd places—as […]

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