Women’s News

July 21, 2017

TEDxMICA talk with our vice-president Ranjana Kumari – The Society of the Future

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 […]
July 17, 2017
Together we can - 2017

Together we can!

An event was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from July 17 to 18, 2017 by SANWED – South Asian Network for Widows Empowerment in Development entitled, “Together We Can!” Dr. Maria Virginia participated and addressed the event on behalf of the WNC. Sanwed is an initiative in the South Asian region to uphold widows’ human rights, and eliminate all forms of discrimination and marginalization against widows in society, while striving to reduce poverty and bring widows into the mainstream development process […]
June 22, 2017

Women are a Force for Change: Turning the Tide Towards Parity

Central to our mission at Women’s Network for Change (hereafter ‘WNC’) is to defend and uphold the hard-earned values of the equality movement while, importantly, fostering the necessary steps towards realizing gender equality in our lifetime, and securing its possibility for generations to come. What sets WNC’s efforts apart is our commitment to promoting parity through praxis. In all our efforts, we strive to promote women’s empowerment with the understanding that gender equality must be earned in, and through, historical […]
April 2, 2017
Serpil Cigdem

“Inequality starts in our minds”

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. “Inequality starts in our minds” In Istanbul, Turkey, Serpil Cigdem works as a train driver. She reports: “When I applied for a job 23 years ago as a driver, I was told that it is a profession for men. I knew that during the […]
April 1, 2017

“Gender inequality happens”

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,” […]
March 30, 2017

Tunisian artist

Meet Khalda Chebbi, a Tunisian artist whose colorful work has brought joy to the UN Women 61st CSW session.
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