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February 2, 2019

Building the way for Feminist Foreign Policies

Building the way for Feminist Foreign Policies Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom pioneered the first feminist foreign policy in 2014, which expectedly followed mixed responses across the world, wide acclamations along with backlashes for the bold use of quite controversial word ‘feminist’. However, the policy which was formulated to stand against the systematic and global subordination of women has resulted impeccable impacts in the last four years. Whilst rest of the world is still reluctant to embrace the word ‘feminism’ […]
January 24, 2019
SDG

A brief overview of gender gaps in social protection, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure

The United Nations Commission of Status of Women (CSW) has declared the theme for its 63rd meeting in March 2019 as “Social Protection, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure and empowerment of women and girls.’’ Social Protection being the human right stipulated under Article 22 in Universal Declaration of Human Rights , is one of the global priorities relating directly to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Goal 1- Poverty Reduction. The inclusion of gender sensitivity and equality in Social […]
January 18, 2019
climate change

Women leadership for mitigating climate change impacts

Impacts on women As the recent publication on Science on January 11 reaffirms the accelerating pace of climate change evidenced by increased ocean warming1, it has been an alarm to world leaders and organizations to evaluate our efforts to its mitigation and impact prevention. Along with this, the exacerbating impacts among the vulnerable populations of world have also been apparent. Women constituting 50% of the world population fall definitely into this group, as the existing inequalities and labor division in […]
January 13, 2019
#MeToo

Global female icons of 2018

From #Metoo and #TimesUp movement to women breaking the ceilings and winning big in politics, the year 2018, was a significantly eventful year in the field of women leadership and gender equality all across the world. While we witnessed the world without women for a day in Spain, we also celebrated the first world leader taking maternity leave and women winning leaderships in major organizations and businesses. As 2019 proceeds, we must not forget to acknowledge these powerful women icons […]
December 9, 2018

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer replaces Angela Merkel as head of the CDU

The German conservative party, the CDU, has found a new leader.  Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was elected president of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on Friday, December 7, succeeding Angela Merkel. Faithful to her predecessor, she replaces the German Chancellor, who will leave the post after 18 years of reign. The former State Premier of Saarland, a small state in the south-west of the country received 517 of the 999 votes cast by the party’s delegates at a congress in Hamburg. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer […]
September 2, 2018
Michelle Bachelet HCHR UN

Michelle Bachelet, one of the most powerful women politicians in the world will lead human rights at UN

By Staff Writer The 193 Member States of the United Nations met on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the General Assembly to endorse the appointment of Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile from 2006 to 2010, and from 2014 to 2018, to the leadership of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Bachelet was nominated by Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General to succeed Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at the head of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UN. […]
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