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September 7, 2020

US celebrates 100th anniversary of women suffrage

On August 18, 1920, the United States of America celebrated the 100th years of the 19th Amendment, the words where “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged … on account of sex” were added to the US Constitution.    The day marked a century of a historical victory that led to women being able to vote in the US. The day, however, signified much more than just being able to make […]
August 25, 2020

New Zealand unanimously passes the Equal Pay Amendment Bill

Another exemplary move by the New Zealand government on ensuring gender-equality- Equal Pay Amendment Bill got passed with unanimous support in July 2020. The passing of the Bill has cleared the pathway for workers in female-dominated professions to claim equal pay. Statistics of New Zealand (StatsNz) announced the gender pay gap of 9.3 percent in New Zealand in August 2019. Although the pay gap is consistently reducing each year in the last decade, with a 16.3 percent reduction since 1998, […]
August 19, 2020

Belarus Protests 2020: Women are the face of change in Belarus

Streets of Minsk, Belarus was taken up by thousands of protesters in what is claimed to be the largest demonstration ever in the history of Belarus, where approximately 200,000 demonstrated against the widely disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Lukashenko, often referred to as ‘Europe’s last dictator,’ has been running the office since 1994 and further claimed to a ‘sixth-term’ with a landslide victory with 80% of the vote in the election. Opponents immediately claimed […]
August 19, 2020

On Protecting Women’s Rights: Two Sides In the Istanbul Convention

The Istanbul Convention, officially known as the “Council Of Europe Convention On Preventing And Combating Violence Against Women And Domestic Violence” of the Council of Europe Treaty Series, is a European Union convention that aims to put an end to the violence against women as a major step forward in making Europe a safer place. What began as several initiatives from the 1990s to promote the protection of women against violence became a full-blown treaty. And on May 11, 2011, […]
August 16, 2020
Stop Violence against Women

On Protecting Women’s Rights: Understanding the Istanbul Convention

The entire world has been facing a global pandemic for months now and sadly, this situation is expected to continue until next year. But while the pandemic’s effect on health safety and economies is already disheartening, it has also allowed for other alarming concerns to not only resurface but to drastically arise as well. The Istanbul Convention In Turkey, one of the most alarming concerns is the unprecedented spike in reports of violence against women. Measures taken against COVID-19, such […]
July 25, 2020
Marie Colvin

Marie Colvin: The Life of a War Correspondent

Often referred to as a war heroine, Marie Colvin is one of those journalists who have made a mark on countless people around the world. Her striking image, a blonde woman with a black eye patch over her eye, is recognizable to anyone familiar with the industry. But who exactly is Marie Colvin and what impact did she make on the world? Colvin’s childhood Marie Catherine Colvin was born on January 12, 1956, to a Marine Corps WWII veteran and […]
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