Tag: Women in News

February 27, 2019

Rayka Zehtabchi: ‘You Can Do ...

Rayka Zehtabchi, the first Iranian-American woman to win an Oscar, had a message to other young women of Iranian origin who have cheered her success: “You are strong and you are beautiful and you can do anything if you put your mind to it.”~VOA NEWS 0

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 9, 2019

How to Succeed in Hollywood as a Mu...

The Hollywood film industry is hard for anyone to break into. There may be a few more hurdles if you are a woman and Muslim. One filmmaker found success both in Hollywood and in her own community

December 22, 2018

For Ronan, ‘Queen of Scots’ Rol...

Nominated for Oscars for roles in “Atonement,” “Brooklyn” and last year’s awards season favorite, “Lady Bird,” Ronan, 24, has often played girls who are still finding their way in the world

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

December 17, 2018

Guinea Bissau Women Entrepreneurs S...

Guinea Bissau Women Entrepreneurs are trying to develop their businesses with new ideas and innovatiins

December 16, 2018

Beaten But Not Broken: Tajik Bride ...

Aso says she wants to enroll at a police academy in the capital, Dushanbe, to help other women caught up in similar situations

December 11, 2018

Nadia Murad — From Jihadists̵...

The Yazidi cause has won a high-profile supporter — Lebanese-British lawyer and rights activist Amal Clooney, who was at the Nobel ceremony and also penned the foreword to Murad’s book, “The Last Girl,” published in 2017

December 10, 2018

Female Entrepreneurs Use Internet t...

In Pakistan there is a growing demand for natural remedies for everyday problems leading some entrepreneurs to starting their own herbal product businesses

December 8, 2018

Mother of the Hubble Telescope

Nancy Grace Roman, one of the first female scientists at NASA. She is known to many as the “Mother of the Hubble” for her role in developing the Hubble Space Telescope

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