The woman who made Thanksgiving

The woman who made Thanksgiving

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The history of Thanksgiving Day in the United States is most often attributed to President Abraham Lincoln who made the Proclamation of Thanksgiving Day on October 3, 1863 saying that the day should  be set aside to give thanks in the enjoyment of peace after the civil […]

Afghan woman brings education to orphans

Afghan woman brings education to orphans

DE – DW – Monday, 14 October 2013 (originally published 10 Oct) Andeisha Farid grew up in refugee camps after her family fled Afghanistan in 1983. She returned to her home country because she felt compelled to share the opportunity she’d received: getting an education. On the day Andeisha Farid was born, a Soviet air […]

Economic Development Leaving Millions Behind

Economic Development Leaving Millions Behind

Kanya D’Almeida – IPS –   Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 (originally published 1 Aug) WASHINGTON, Aug 1, 2011 (IPS) – The Society for International Development (SID)’s triennial World Congress, which concluded Sunday in Washington, drew over 1,000 attendees this year, 40 percent hailing from the global south, making it arguably one of the most influential […]

7 Billion Reasons (Women and World Population)

7 Billion Reasons (Women and World Population)

SUZANNE PETRONI – Ms. Magazine – Monday, August 1, 2011 Chances are, you’ll hear or read soon that the world’s population is about to hit 7 billion. Get ready for cool graphics demonstrating its remarkable escalation over the past century, as modern medicine and agricultural advances helped people live longer and societies flourish, while fertility […]

Russian women equal, but only on the surface

Russian women equal, but only on the surface

Marina Darmaros- Russia Beyond The Headlines– Friday, 29 2011 (originally published 27 July) Although more Russian women than men have university degrees, women on average make less money and hold less prestigious positions. Since the Soviet era, more Russian women than men have received university degrees, yet their earnings and position in the job market […]

Flexible learning helps girls education in Bangladesh

Flexible learning helps girls education in Bangladesh

AASHA MEHREEN AMIN in Bangladesh –  WNN Features New innovative flexible learning centres are helping girls stay in school   Dhaka: In Bangladesh, family poverty and poor quality state education forces millions of children out of primary school. Girls in particular lose out as they are often the first to be called on to get […]

As Peace Comes Into View – Women Strike Out For Greater Representation in Northern Ireland

As Peace Comes Into View – Women Strike Out For Greater Representation in Northern Ireland

Lys Anzia – WNN Features — Northern Ireland’s Betty Williams, 1976 Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize — Did you know that women make up the majority of the population in Northern Ireland? That’s right. Fifty-one percent to be exact. But even with this edge on the male population in Northern Ireland, women are underrepresented. […]

We Want Every Home to Be a Zone of Peace

We Want Every Home to Be a Zone of Peace

Lys Anzia – WNN Features   When Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold says, “We want every home to be a zone of peace. We want all forms of violence to cease,” she means it. Everyone who hears this cry will agree it’s time to do something to help in the world’s peace effort. Yes. Peace is on our […]