Film: Girl Rising

  Feb 26, 2013 at 02:50 PM Anne Hathaway Oscar Words Lift ‘Girl Rising’: D.C. Scene Bloomberg – Last night was one big sister act at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The center’s first female leader, Jane Harman, jokingly referred to Anita McBride, the former chief of staff...

Hillary Clinton major speech and women’s rights

Apr 03, 2013 at 10:28 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton stayed on safe political ground Tuesday, advocating women’s rights globally in a 12-minute speech, but that was enough to excite fans imploring the former first lady, senator and secretary of state to run again for president three years...

Progress, One Conference at a Time

Apr 03, 2013 at 10:32 AM New York Times — Melanne Verveer ought to know. She’s been at it for more than 15 years, pushing, pleading, traveling, carrying her message to the powerful and the weak. While pounding away at male-dominated cultures, she has managed to help bring a crucial measure...

NASA names 50% women in group

Jun 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM NASA NAMES 50% WOMEN IN NEW ASTRONAUT GROUP CNN – NASA has selected another generation of astronauts to travel to new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars, and for the first time in its history half of the new candidates...

Why still few women in science?

Oct 03, 2013 at 12:00 AM Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? New York Times Magazine – Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same...

Latvia poised to get first female prime minister

Jan 09, 2014 at 08:12 PM RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia is poised to get its first female prime minister after the country’s president and leading parliamentary parties finally agreed on a single candidate. Laimdota Straujuma is currently the Baltic state’s agricultural minister and was not a member of any...

In History: Religious Freedom Day

Jan 13, 2014 at 10:08 PM Jan. 16 is Religious Freedom Day, commemorating an important event: passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. This landmark legislation, drafted by Thomas Jefferson and maneuvered through the Virginia legislature by James Madison, became law on Jan. 16, 1786. Scholars consider it a...

In History: Liberating Nazi Camps

Jan 21, 2014 at 07:56 PM On January 27, 1945,Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, where they discovered some 7,000 prisoners, including young children, who had not been evacuated by the SS. American soldiers, too, witnessed evidence of the Holocaust and Nazi atrocities as they marched into the...

In History: Liberating Nazi Camps

Jan 21, 2014 at 07:56 PM On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, where they discovered some 7,000 prisoners, including young children, who had not been evacuated by the SS. American soldiers, too, witnessed evidence of the Holocaust and Nazi atrocities as they marched into...

In History: Albania saved 2000 Jews

Jan 29, 2014 at 09:09 PM Albanians saved Jews from deportation in WWII Deutsche Welle – Predominantly Muslim Albanians saved almost 2,000 Jews from deportation to the concentration camps during World War II. The family of US author Johanna Jutta Neumann was among those rescued. “The Albanians were fantastic –...