Women at work worldwide – #BeBoldForChange International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements while calling for gender equality. See how women perform in jobs that are often still considered “men’s jobs” and what they have to say. “Gender inequality happens” Deng Qiyan is a decorator at contraction sites in Beijing, China. She has a very down-to-earth approach: “Sometimes gender inequality happens. But we cannot do anything about that. After all, you have to digest all those unhappy things and carry on,” […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]