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10 Palestinian civilians killed in last 24 hours, bringing total to 158

Israel has now killed 195 Palestinians, 158 of whom are civilians, Including 36 children and 29 women in 9 days of attacks on Gaza, says the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, in calling on international bodies to investigate Israel for war crimes and violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention

America Needs to Renew Focus on Women in the Workplace

During National Women's History Month and International Women's Day on March 8th, it is worth pondering this one, simple, five-word phrase under the lens of our nation's economic recovery: When women succeed, America succeeds. As I travel...Show More Summary

Jindal's Devastating "Health Care" Plan for Women

Lydia Paver is an intern in the political department at NARAL Pro-Choice America. In the coming days, Gov. Bobby Jindal is preparing to strike several blows to reproductive freedom in Louisiana. Three bills that will compromise the health, safety and rights of women are before him awaiting signature. Show More Summary

Picture China: Wine Expo, Dragon Boat Dumplings, Tiananmen Square Museum

The day's China news in photos: visitors taste red wine from France during the Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, women make zongzi ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival, Amnesty International's secretary general Salil Shetty visits Hong Kong's June 4th museum.

Freeing Women From Isolation Through One Simple Procedure

May 23rd is the United Nation's International Day to End Obstetric Fistula which promotes action towards treating and preventing obstetric fistula, a condition that affects many girls and women in developing countries. The day a baby is born should be joyful. Show More Summary

24: Live Another Day’s Michelle Fairley Talks Playing Strong Women and Gaining International Fame!

Michelle Fairley is likely best known for playing Lady Catelyn Stark on Game of Thrones, but by the end of the summer, will possible be known as well from playing terrorist leader Margot Al-Harazi on 24: Live Another Day (Fox, Mondays, 9/8C). Late last week, she take some time to talk with a group of […]

Torta Mimosa con Amarene Sciroppate

I've been meaning to make this cake for a while and with it being Mother's Day and with me being in Italy, I thought it would be a perfect time to attempt it. Torta Mimosa is traditionally made in Italy for International Women's Day and is supposed to resemble the mimosa flower. Show More Summary

Saying Thank You to Heroic Moms From Around the World

This weekend, we celebrate Mother's Day and the women in our lives who love, nurture, and empower us to reach our full potential. At Opportunity International, we recognize the remarkable power of women to change the world. That is why...Show More Summary

Women Rights and Gender Equality

Last week, in a speech marking Women's Day, President Hassan Rouhani made international headlines by condemning any form of sexual discrimination and advocating for equal opportunities and rights for women. According to Fars News, at...Show More Summary

This Mother’s Day, What More Can be Done to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally?

This mother's day, help Amnesty turn one in three to none in three by taking action to support the International Violence Against Women Act.

International Day of the Midwife 2014

As May 5th is International Day of the Midwife, I would like to take this opportunity to share some inspiring stories of midwives from around the world. In midwife-led care, women experience less preterm births, less assisted deliveries...Show More Summary

Photo of the Day: When 90 percent of Iceland’s women went on strike in 1975

Happy May Day! Originally sparked by the Haymarket Massacre of 1886, when police cracked down on peaceful protestors rallying for an eight-hour work day in Chicago, International Workers’ Day has enjoyed a bit of a revival in the last several years. In 2006, activists organized “a day without an immigrant,” and immigrants’ rights actions have been a big focus of [...]

TrulyCaribbean.Net Launches Caribbean Girls Can Code Campaign

TECH NEWS - To coincide with the international celebration of Girls in ICT Day on April 24, 2014, www.trulycaribbean.net will feature stories of women who code. According to the founder Nerissa Golden, the campaign provides videos of women of Caribbean heritage who develop web applications, solve real world issues and are making a difference in […]

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL STAR WARS DAY with deals on Star Wars items. Hey, as holidays go, it’s not …

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL STAR WARS DAY with deals on Star Wars items. Hey, as holidays go, it’s not any faker than Cinco de Mayo. Plus, up to 50% off on Women’s Dresses.

Do Politicians Give a Shit About Climate Change Now?

Women wearing the masks of G8 leaders protest climate change in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Image via Oxfam International The tales of impending doom about manmade climate change are coming down so fast and furious these days that it can be tough to keep up. Show More Summary

Guyanese girls learn more about ICT

TECH NEWS - International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) member states to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). On Wednesday, the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) held a […]

Where are the girls in ICT and Computing

It was International Women’s Day on March 8th, so it seems quite timely (in a belated sort of way) to focus on gender issues as they relate to computing and ICT. Start them young: Social Computing, by Laura Blankenship https://www.flickr.com/photos/lorda/ What...Show More Summary

Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls

A young Indian girl carries empty buckets to fetch water on International Women's Day on the outskirts of Jammu, India, March 8, 2013. [AP File Photo] Every year, representatives from United Nations member states, UN bodies, and civil society organizations gather in New York for the two-week session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Show More Summary

The Perils and Possibilities of Transgender Visibility

This week's International Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31st) provided a great opportunity to confront the complexities of visibility for transgender women and men. This is, of course, part of a broader and long-standing conversation about the perils and possibilities of minority visibility in popular culture. Show More Summary

Creativity Fuels Future of Women's Rights

In the past month -- as we celebrated Gloria Steinem's 80 th birthday, marked International Women's Day and commemorated another women's history month -- we've found ourselves wondering what will drive and inspire a new global generation...Show More Summary

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