Women’s News

March 29, 2017

61 st session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 – 24 March, 2017. This year’s session focused on the theme of “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” The Commission is one of the largest annual gathering of global leaders, NGOs, private sector actors, United Nations partners and activists from around the world focusing on the status of rights and empowerment of all […]
December 12, 2016

Local women in Buenos Aires, Argentina make handcrafts

This is an all-women team who we met on our trip to Argentina. They make beautiful handcrafts with elegant stones and find time to greet visitors. They showed us their magnificent talent and offered us a cup of traditional Argentinean tea.
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 24, 2016

The Shocking Reality of Child Marriage in India

By Dr. Ranjana Kumari Recently, I came across an analysis by IndiaSpend of the recently released 2011 census data, and was appalled to see some of the hard hitting facts laid bare. The report stated that nearly 12 million Indian children were married before the age of 10 years–84% of them Hindu and 11% Muslim. many of 7.84 million (65%) married children were female, reinforcing the fact that girls are significantly more disadvantaged; eight in 10 illiterate children who were […]
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  
October 18, 2016

WNC welcomes the release of Chibok girls

WNC welcomes the release of Chibok girls. Incredibly moving images of joy and relief. After enduring starvation and savagery, 21 Chibok girls finally reunited with their families.  
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