Women’s News

April 25, 2016

9 countries with women on their currency

1- Turkey Fatma Aliye Topuz, credited as the first female Turkish novelist, appears on the 50 lira bill, where she was installed in 2009. 2-  Sweden Sweden has a handful of woman on their currency. The Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind was placed on the 50 krona note in 1996. The first female writer to win the Nobel Peace Prize for literature, Selma Lagerlöf, took her place on the 20 krona note in 1997. In October of last year, Pippi […]
April 25, 2016

Different lands, common goals

The Association of Italian Jurist (AGI) of Palermo, Italy held a three-day conference from April 20 – 23 to focus on women’s rights, immigration rights and to study the Istanbul convention. The topic of the event was “Different lands, common goals”. The conference was held with members of the Fédération Internationale des Femmes des Carrières Juridiques (FIFCJ) presided by Mrs. Maria Elena Elverdin. On the occasion of the arrival of the bureau of the Federation Internationale des Femmes des Carrieres […]
April 24, 2016

Join us at the CSW in New York

Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development 14-24 March 2016
April 24, 2016

UN Secretary-General’s Women’s Day Message

As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labour would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear. “They are wondering if they will ever step into those shoes again,” my mother explained.   More than a half-century later, the memory continues to haunt me. In poor parts of the world today, women still risk death in the process of giving life. Maternal mortality is […]
April 21, 2016

April 21 (1944) Women’s suffrage in France

April 20, 2016

International conference in Reykjavík 22­–23 October, 2015. 100 years celebration of women’s suffrage

2015 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in Iceland, as well as in Denmark. A part of the celebration in Iceland is an international conference to be held in Reykjavík 22­–23 October. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the 100 years of women’s suffrage in the Nordic countries, but also to stimulate broader critical and transnational thinking on the current status of women’s civil rights and political participation. An important part of the conference agenda will be […]
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