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County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality

Ambassador Tarja Fernandez speaks at the International Women's Day on 08 March 2016. Photo Credit: Embassy of Finland, Kenya The 3rd Devolution Conference that took place in Meru, Kenya between 19 and 21st April was an opportunity to...Show More Summary

Texas is poised to be the next bathroom battleground in transgender fight

last weekNews : The Raw Story

On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the governor of Texas had a message for the citizenry. “JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom. We must get our country back on track,” Greg Abbott tweeted on Tuesday morning, around the same...

Your funniest reactions to our International Nurses Day cards.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Happy International Nurses Day! This important holiday celebrates the brave men and women who keep us healthy and deal with our disgusting bodies every day. In honor of their hard work and sacrifice, we here at Someecards posted some special cards for nurses. Show More Summary

Let’s talk about miscarriage

Women and men often feel reluctant to discuss what is a distressing and bewildering - but far from rare - experience, writes Claire Daly in the run-up to International Baby Loss Awareness Day One in five pregnancies are thought to end in a miscarriage, yet though it is commonplace, such a loss can be emotionally paralysing. Show More Summary

Standing Up for Our Mothers

Philomena Kwao at Women for Women International's 2015 Annual Gala. Photo credit: Paige Elizabeth, 2015 Mother's Day -- a day we put aside each year to celebrate mothers around the world. Between planning brunch or sending flowers, we tend to forget how lucky we are to have access to maternal health care and truly how dangerous motherhood can be. Show More Summary

KJA: Let’s celebrate the resistance of May 1

The Free Women’s Congress (KJA) made a writeen statement the occasion of May 1, International Workers’ Day or Labour Day. The statement reads, “May 1 is one important and meanfull day in the history. May Day is celebrated as the … Continue reading ?

Joy and Pain: One Film Director Thoughtfully Depicts the Spectrum of Childbirth in the Black Community

As we celebrate International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, the documentary The American Dream shares varied maternity experiences in Black women's own voices. April, a mother featured in The American Dream, looks out the window of her home during an interview with the filmmaker, Paolo Patruno. Show More Summary

USA vs. Colombia Women's Soccer: Time, TV Info, Live Stream for Sunday Friendly

Colombia face the unenviable task of facing the United States women's national team for the second time in four days on Sunday in an international friendly. The South American side were hammered 7-0 in the first of their double-header on Thursday, with the USWNT turning on the style with some devastating stints of attacking football. Show More Summary

What I wrote last month at Forbes -- Warlord with malaria, cultural infanticide, shackled Greek skeletons, archaeo casualties of Trump's wall, and more!

Here's what I wrote over at Forbes in the month of March: 8 March - 8 Awesome Anthropologists Advancing Public Outreach. It's a list of my favorite anthro blogs, just in time for International Women's Day! Do click over and follow some of these awesome women scientists. Show More Summary

March Recap

March contains some great celebrations: It’s Women’s History Month, there’s St. Patrick’s Day and International Women’s Day, March Madness, spring flowers start blooming and, of course, all the great posts we put up here on Eleventh Stack! For Women’s History … Continue reading ?

We dedicate International Women’s Day to Comrade Shruti – MFPR Italy

The next March 8, the International Women’s Day in which all the women in the world feel united in the struggle against capitalism, imperialism, states and governments imposing on women a double and ferocious oppression, against patriarchy and modern Middle Ages, consisting of discrimination, denial of rights, rapes and sexual violence, repression on all [...]

More Progress Now for the Future of Latin American Women

In March we marked International Women's Day and celebrated the contributions of women all over the world. But too often during the rest of the year, we fail to notice and act when the international community is failing women and girls. Show More Summary

Where Are We Since International Women’s Day Last Year?

How close are we to the finish line as feminists around the world? The post Where Are We Since International Women’s Day Last Year? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Great Job, Internet!: An animated salute to some unsung women inventors

March is Women’s History Month in the U.S., a tradition that goes back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911, so there’s no better time than now to salute some of the great female inventors in history. In that spirit, Mashable...Show More Summary

Pacific Island links: State of natural disaster in Fiji, Papua New Guinea's future, food security, violence against women in Vanuatu and more

By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Fiji has extended the state of natural disaster, declared after Cyclone Winston, for another 30 days to enable foreign assistance to continue its support for the...Show More Summary

International Women's Day: Women Who Inspire Our Work

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! When women are free to pursue their dreams, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous. — President Obama (@POTUS) March 8, 2016 When President Obama established the White House Council onShow More Summary

Why We Must Prioritize Women's Economic Opportunities

I'm pleased that International Women's Day 2016, which we celebrated in solidarity with our global partners earlier this month, gives us a chance to reflect on the dramatic progress over the past few years in areas like girls' primary school attendance and women's health. Show More Summary

Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women's Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality. More than 700 Lions and guests gathered at the U.N. Show More Summary

Emma Watson and Lin-Manuel Miranda Are Woke Feminist Pals

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Ah, gender equality set to music — and new feminist pals here to deliver the beat and lyrics. Emma Watson and Lin-Manuel Miranda paired up for some musical stylings on International Women's Day, and together they became one badass, woke feminist team. "What are we going to freestyle about?" asked... More »

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