[US] Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

[US] Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Todd Leopold, Ashley Fantz, Moni Basu and Faith Karimi – CNN – Thursday, 29 May 2014 (originally published 28 May) (CNN) — A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent. Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary […]

Somaliland: The Women Shepherds

Somaliland: The Women Shepherds

Somaliland Sun – Tuesday, 28 January 2013 (originally published 22 Jan) Somalilandsun – UNTV producer Francis Mead and videographer Antonio Tibaldi traveled to Somaliland in northern Somalia. Francis says he won’t forget Beerato, the village where they filmed in central Somaliland. They found a world of dust, sheep, goats, camels – and bold women, insisting […]

A monument to strong [Caribbean] black women [in UK]

A monument to strong [Caribbean] black women [in UK]

Natricia Duncan – Voice – Thursday, 09 January 2014 (originally published 06 Jan) AN AFRICAN mother holding a baby stands proudly in Stockwell Park, her gaze firmly fixed upwards. She has come to represent the enduring strength of black women. The 10-foot bronze sculpture was the brainchild of Guyanese-born Lambeth resident Cecile Nobrega, who recently […]

[US] Women gain ground in jobs race

[US] Women gain ground in jobs race

Paul Davidson – USA Today – Thursday, 13 June 2013 (originally published 09 Jun) Women are catching up with men in the race for jobs. After trailing men through most of the jobs recovery since 2010, women this year are keeping pace and their unemployment rate has fallen far more rapidly. “We have seen the […]

Taking a stand for teachers on UN World Teachers’ Day

Taking a stand for teachers on UN World Teachers’ Day

Elahe Amani – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES: Recognizing teachers worldwide for October 5, 2012 on the United Nations (UN) World Teachers’ Day societies around the world celebrate the vital contribution that teachers make to human development and the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. It’s a time […]

Push to Increase Women Teachers in Rural Yemen

Push to Increase Women Teachers in Rural Yemen

Mohammed Al-Samei – Yemen Times – Thursday, 27 September 2012 ( originally published 24 Sept) The percentage of women teachers in rural areas in Hajja is less than 10 percent. The number is the result of a noticeable increase in illiteracy in these areas, according to Mohammed Al-Qaedi, a resident in Hajja countryside. A new […]