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. […]

[Philippines] Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment

[Philippines] Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment

Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy – Philippine Information Agency – Thursday, 03 April 2014 MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, March 30 (PIA) — As the world celebrates Women’s Month this March, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Bukidnon chapter has allowed a “girly take over” through airwaves, for the whole month’s “KBP Bukidnon Interaction” radio program […]

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

Gerald Tenywa – New Vision – Wednesday, 29 May 2013 (originally published 26 May) Fighting poverty is a daunting task, but the women of Katosi have overcome the odds to form an association aimed at both conserving the lake and benefiting from it. A place that is endowed with the second largest fresh water lake […]

[India] Male voices speak out to end violence against women

[India] Male voices speak out to end violence against women

Katherine Boyle – Washington Post – Friday, 05 April 2013 (originally posted on 01 Apr) On Tuesday evening, when Vice President Biden takes the stage at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, he’ll honor a certain kind of humanitarian working to end violence against women: men. At the nonprofit organization’s annual Kennedy Center event, Biden […]

French election: François Hollande vows to rid politics of sexism

French election: François Hollande vows to rid politics of sexism

Angelique Chrisafis – Guardian – Thursday, 10 May 2012 (originally published 04 May) Socialist frontrunner offers more women in top jobs, a ministry of women’s rights and sexual harassment laws He has promised an equal number of men and women in cabinet, and to reintroduce a ministry of women’s rights. But will François Hollande be […]

Energy Forests, the Feminine Art of Reforesting

Energy Forests, the Feminine Art of Reforesting

Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos –IPS – Monday, 04 May 2012 (originally published 30 Apr) SAN JULIÁN, El Salvador, Apr 30, 2012 (IPS) – María Elena Muñoz industriously weeds a clearing in the forest and then digs several holes, where she and another four dozen women are planting plantain seedlings, to help feed their families […]

The Rights of Women

The Rights of Women

Shoba Shukla  – Asia Sentinel – Tuesday, 14 February 2012 (originally published 09 Feb) The Gender Agenda: Making HIV Responses Work for Key Affected Women and Girls The health of women and girls across the world, particularly from HIV transmissions, is threatened by a long list of inequalities simply because they are females. In a […]