Agnes Campbell Macphail (March 24, 1890 – February 13, 1954) was a Canadian politician who was the first women to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons from 1921 to 1940. From 1943 to 1945 and again from 1948 to 1951 she was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
By: Diana Çuli In the last two decades in Albania there has been a lot of progress in the fields of gender equality, women’s rights, social welfare programs, law, research and civil society. These issues are amongst the key national priorities. The ratification of the UN Conventions concerning gender equality, beginning with CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women), as well as the enactments of gender equality, anti-discrimination and anti-domestic violence laws are all evidence of this commitment, and together […]
The women of the Pacific region are amongst the most discriminated against in the world. I am talking about the 14 tiny island states that dot the Pacific Ocean…islands such as Fiji, Samoa, Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati etc. The women of these nations suffer shockingly high domestic violence and maternal death rates, do most of the work for a fraction of the male wage and have virtually no representation in public office. Just under 3% of all elected leaders in the […]
On July 1st 2017, several inspiring members of our burgeoning international network convened in Paris, France for an inaugural meeting. The session opened with an address by one of WNC’s distinguished and trailblazing founders, Dr. Rita Süssmuth, former head of the German Bundestag. Dr. Süssmuth spent some time greeting our members and guests before launching into a timely discussion about the role of women’s leadership at this important juncture in history. Reflecting on the present predicament facing many European, Middle […]
Ranjana Kumari has always been a spokesperson for women’s rights. Today she goes beyond that, by questioning the gender binary that exists today and how it holds society back. Equal rights are not just needed for men and women, but humanity as a whole. A renowned social activist and a prolific academician, Dr. Ranjana Kumari is the Director of Centre for Social Research as well as Chairperson of Women Power Connect. She has dedicated her life to empowering women across […]