Tag: Women Empowernment

April 19, 2019

Female Politicians Aim to Secure Se...

In the ongoing elections in India, two regional parties have created a stir because of the number of women they’ve chosen as candidates. The Trinamool Congress has fielded 40 percent women contestants and 33 percent of the candidates for the Biju Janta Dal are women

April 14, 2019

Pink Buses For Female Pakistani Stu...

A new bus service has been launched in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province with the aim of encouraging more women to attend local colleges. The pink, women-only buses each have a conductor and police guard. The Japanese government and UN Women are supporting the project

March 17, 2019

Activists: Russia is Backpedaling o...

For decades, Soviet – and later Russian – male politicians have prided themselves on allowing women equal opportunities and protecting them from discrimination. But statistics still show big disparities

March 13, 2019

High-level Event on “Women in...

Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women and Associate Minister for Transport and Health of New Zealand, speaks at the opening of the high-level event on “Women in Power”. She brought her son with her to the meeting

March 12, 2019

Burqa Workout: Afghan Women Exercis...

Women attending daily workouts in a women-only park in the northern city of Maymana in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province must wear burqas. But in this traditional community, they still face criticism from local men for exercising in public at all

February 15, 2019

Women of Fortitude set to drive MaS...

Officially launched in November last year, the #WomenOfFortitude campaign seeks to encourage the current generation of young South Africans to continue struggle stalwart Ma Albertina Sisulu’s legacy of activism through 100 women ambassadors

February 1, 2019

African Women Leaders

African women are facing enormous challenges to reach their political goals. Their stories of resilience and their ability to succeed, despite repeated hardships are remarkable

January 6, 2019

Nonprofit Provides Haven for Women ...

Becca Stevens has dedicated her life to helping women escape prostitution, addiction and trafficking.

December 22, 2018

Saudi Prince’s Reform: Car Ra...

For 22-year-old Maram Ali, who normally wears a headscarf in public, the race was a rare chance to literally let her hair down. Like many women at the event, she kept the required loose-fitting robe, known as an abaya, on but walked around without a head-covering

December 19, 2018

United Nations Human Rights Award

Gyumi from Tanzania, an activist for education rights for girls; the late human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir from Pakistan; Joênia Wapichana, Brazil’s first indigenous woman lawyer; and Front Line Defenders from Ireland, working to protect human rights defenders at risk

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