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July 1, 2019

African Women Mountaineer Team to S...

Africa’s women mountaineers are reaching new heights. In May, South African businesswoman Saray Khumalo became the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest. Now four other South Africans are preparing to become the first all-women African team to climb the world’s tallest peak

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 5, 2019

Tanzania Woman Uses Soccer Ball Jug...

A Tanzanian woman is traveling around Africa showcasing her soccer ball juggling skills as a way to feed her family. Her video clips have gone viral on social media and captivated the hearts of many people in the continent and beyond.

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 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 29, 2018

What’s In a Name?

In India’s northern Haryana state, a campaign that aims to empower women and give them equal status in a deeply patriarchal society is encouraging residents in scores of villages to display their daughters names outside their village homes

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