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December 9, 2016

Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill

Proud moment for Canada Black rights activist Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill Black rights activist Viola Desmond, who was jailed for defiantly sitting in the “whites only” section of a Nova Scotia film house, will be the first Canadian woman to be featured on the country’s $10 bill. Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz announced the selection of the groundbreaking beautician and businesswoman during an announcement today at the Canadian […]
November 23, 2016

Women’s Body and Fundamental Rights – New Challenges

Buenos Aires 2016 November 14 to 18 Women’s Body and Fundamental Rights – New Challenges Conference held by the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers  
September 21, 2016

WNC Welcomes the Appointment of Nadia Murad Basee Taha as UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a survivor of human trafficking at the hands of ISIS, has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The UNODC is the lead UN agency that combats all forms of human trafficking, including sexual slavery and forced labor. According to the UNODC, during her Ambassadorship, Nadia will concentrate on advocacy efforts and raise awareness about the plight of the countless […]
September 19, 2016

Women’s Growing Economic Power

September 14, 2016

Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets are Driven More by Women’s Representation in Business & Politics, Study Shows

Women’s participation in the entrepreneurial sphere has long been studied and reviewed. The inaugural Mastercard’s “Women’s Entrepreneurial Index 2016” is the latest attempt to gauge women’s progress as entrepreneurs. The Mastercard study, which focused on 16 Asia Pacific countries, ranked New Zealand first (53.9), followed by Australia (51.7), Thailand (50.9), Philippines (50.6) and Singapore (50.1). At the bottom of the spectrum, India (33.3), Sri Lanka (32.7) and Bangladesh (27.0) received the lowest overall scores – 0 being the worst score […]
September 12, 2016

Quest for Gender Parity at the UN

The United Nations (UN) has long been an advocate of women’s equality. Article 8 of the UN Charter states that “The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.” Seventy years after its establishment, the UN has yet to achieve gender parity within its own organization. In the blog post entitled “Gender Equality At The UN: The Final Push?” […]
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