Published by Karen Ruimy on March 10, 2014
Mock the Week presenter says corporation should not legislate for ‘token woman’ in attempt to tackle gender imbalance Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on March 9, 2014
Daughter of Salvador Allende, ousted as president by Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 coup, hopes role will inspire other women Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on March 8, 2014
Somayya Jabarti takes over at helm of Jeddah-based English daily Saudi Gazette following departure of Khaled Almaeena. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on March 7, 2014
Published by Karen Ruimy on March 6, 2014
A group of female artists are spreading a message of equality using street art. The concept is another revolution for the country. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on March 1, 2014
In recent years, same-sex marriage has made several advances both at the federal and at the state levels. But a steady and simultaneous erosion of civil unions has accompanied these advances. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 28, 2014
This month’s Global development podcast explores the role of women’s rights organisations in advocating for change. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 27, 2014
The idea sounds, at once, totally obvious and infinitely complicated: Violence, says Gary A. Haugen, founder of the International Justice Mission (IJM), is “the hidden plague that the world has missed.” Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 26, 2014
UN Women has joined forces with Ogilvy & Mather’s Chrispher Hunt to produce a series of thought-provoking gender inequality ads. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 24, 2014
Anna Stark beams when describing LuminAID, an inflatable and rechargeable light source she and fellow architecture classmate Andrea Sreshta invented as a class project. “I think innovation is synonymous with impact,” she says, and by her definition, LuminAID has exceeded all expectations. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 23, 2014
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 20, 2014
The two invented a soccer ball that generates clean, accessible electrical energy—the first of a series of products for their company, Uncharted Play, which uses a combination of technology and play to help the 1.3 billion people worldwide who live without electricity. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 19, 2014
Imagine you’re a man. You think everything about you looks like a man should look. You have short hair and a little scruff on your face. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 18, 2014
Efforts to ensure women’s access to family planning, and to reduce the number of maternal and child deaths, have achieved significant results over the past 20 years, but progress has been unequal and fragmented, according to the UN.
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 16, 2014
Wait…all working women aren’t besuited and perfectly made up?! A new partnership between LeanIn.org and Getty Images aims to supply stock photos that more accurately portray modern women. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 13, 2014
Have you seen the film Oppressed Majority (Majorité Opprimée)? In less than a week since its director Eléonore Pourriat uploaded it to YouTube, the version with English subtitles has been watched over 2.3m times – and rising.
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 12, 2014
Soon, same-sex married couples will be conferred the same rights as any other wedded pair.
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 10, 2014
Pussy Riot isn’t afraid of prison or Putin. Two of its members spent up to 21 months incarcerated and as the band begins a tour of New York, they are speaking out about how jail has only emboldened their efforts to change Russia. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 6, 2014
Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 5, 2014
India had a high burden of maternal and child mortality in the 1990s, but has made significant strides in stemming the deaths, a senior health ministry official said on Thursday.
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 3, 2014
Experts from various disciplines gathered at the Climate Change Conference in Karachi stressed a dire need for research on the issue in Pakistan as it ranked amongst countries highly vulnerable to the phenomena. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 2, 2014
International Women’s Day, long associated with do-gooders and suffragettes in the UK, is to be celebrated this year by Radio 1, the BBC music station that targets young people, with an all-female lineup of DJs. Hurrah.
Published by Karen Ruimy on February 1, 2014
India appears to be following the US by making and marketing guns for women, but it won’t make women any safer. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 31, 2014
Speaking to an Italian women’s organization Saturday, Pope Francis expressed a desire for women to become more involved in the Roman Catholic Church. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 28, 2014
Each year, some of the world’s most influential business heads meet in the highest city in Europe to participate in discussions about pressing global issues. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 27, 2014
You first came to this issue after reporting on Afghan women who were self-immolating, all former child brides.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 26, 2014
Female authors are marginalised by newspapers and literary journals, and their books are given ‘girly’ covers. Take action against this inequality by making sure the next book you read is by a woman. Read more…
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 25, 2014
Enjoying life is the key to healthy aging, claim scientists, after finding that happy people are fitter and healthier.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 21, 2014
The abysmal condition of nutrition in India, both undernutrition and overnutrition, has crept into the global development agenda recently, with increasing focus from academics, policymakers and activists.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 20, 2014
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”—William Butler Yeats
A documentary film and social action campaign are shining a spotlight on the global movement to promote girls’ education.
In September 2013 the documentary film and social action campaign Girl Rising officially launched a curriculum in partnership with Pearson Foundation. This curriculum is free, available for download, and aligned to the Common Core Standards
Via: Daily Beast
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 18, 2014
Given that the majority of Congressmen are millionaires, it is perhaps unsurprising that poverty has, until recently, rarely been a popular subject of conversation in Washington.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 17, 2014
“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet,” the brainy pop star writes in an essay issued by The Shriver Report.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 16, 2014
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 14, 2014
In this village 30 miles south of Kolkata, three generations of women have depended on Saira Bewa to deliver their babies.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 9, 2014
Climate change skeptics are pointing to the record cold weather as evidence that the globe isn’t warming. But it could be that melting Arctic ice is making sudden cold snaps more likely—not less.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 8, 2014
I’m glad 2013 is over – the year of all-time records for the most unproductive and most unpopular US Congress ever.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 7, 2014
Investment in education, it seems, is all too often seen as a frill or an extra by those in charge of it. It is true, I suppose, that other needs can seem more pressing — such as health care or support for industry that will determine our long-term fiscal wellbeing as a society.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 6, 2014
More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones – for the first time, a charity has reported.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 5, 2014
Memo to adventurous career seekers: The planet is going to hell in a handbasket, but you can make the most of it by joining an industry that’s guaranteed to keep growing as the atmosphere keeps warming: firefighting.
Published by Karen Ruimy on January 2, 2014
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan convened a meeting of the NKR Security Council on December 9. Issues related to the draft food security concept and Telethon 2013 were on the agenda of the meeting.
Published by Karen Ruimy on December 30, 2013
In the past year, the New York-based editor of Cosmopolitan–that splashy monthly compendium of sex and celebs, health and beauty–has made a dozen or so forays down the tracks to the far less fashionable city of Washington DC.
Published by Karen Ruimy on December 29, 2013