Advancement of Women – February 16, 2017

The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement are black women you’ve never heard of USA Today, February 16, 2018: Many heroes of the civil rights movement are women you’ve probably never heard of. History remembers the male leaders in the fight for human rights, but without women, so many victories...

Advancement of Women – January 22, 2017

Africa’s first elected woman president has transformed Liberia Newsweek – January 22, 2018: On Monday, Liberia inaugurated a new president and the nation’s first female vice president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ended her presidency the way she began it—shattering precedent. The first woman to be elected president of an African nation has become the...

Advancement of Women – November 2, 2017

Time to Fight the Global Avalanche of Misogyny Caused by Fundamentalism and Extremism, Says UN Rights Expert  United Nations, New York – October 25, 2017 – The world must fight back against a growing threat to women’s rights fueled by rising fundamentalism and extremism, a UN human rights expert has told...

Advancement of Women – October 26, 2017

Muniba Mazari: The Inspiring “Iron Lady of Pakistan” GoalCast – October 18, 2017: Muniba Mazari is lovingly referred to as the Iron Lady of Pakistan. And for all the right reasons. At the age of 21, Muniba was left paralyzed from the hip down after surviving a tragic car accident. Her...

Advancement of Women – October 18, 2017

Sima Wali, Champion of Afghan Women’s Rights, Is Dead at 66 New York Times – October 16, 2017: Sima Wali, who fled the Soviet-backed coup in Afghanistan in 1978 to wage what she called a “jihad for peace and equality” by women against “gender apartheid” imposed by the Communists and...

Advancement of Women – October 4, 2017

Ottawa unveils new feminist foreign-aid policy Government of Canada: Canada is adopting a Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world.       UN General...

Advancement of Women – July 14, 2017

Sweden holds first female-only jockeys championship Al Jazeera English – July 5, 2017: The first women-only world championship in horse racing has been held in Sweden. The event, which took place north of Stockholm, could become a fixture in the racing calendar. But some have questioned whether it will do...

Advancement of Women – July 7, 2017

The future of female tech leadership is thriving—in the United Arab Emirates Quartz – July 3, 2017: Women in tech have it tough, working in often-offensive bro cultures that dominate much of the industry… Yes, it’s true that the Middle East has its fair share of challenges: According to the...

Advancement of Women – June 30, 2017

Aleppo girl Bana Alabed named among Time’s most influential people on internet Daily Sabah – June 26, 2017: An eight-year-old Syrian girl who drew global attention with her Twitter updates from the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo was named one of the most influential people on the internet by Time...

Advancement of Women – June 20, 2017

France elects record number of women to parliament Gulf Times – June 19, 2017: France voted a record number of women into parliament, election results showed on Monday, after President Emmanuel Macron’s victorious Republic on the Move (LREM) party fielded a gender-balanced candidate list. Of the 577 newly elected lawmakers,...