women empowerment

  • Body positivity sweeps London’s life-drawing scene

    Before taking up their materials, the audience was asked to really look at the models' bodies - to draw what they saw and not to create an idealised version for fear of offending them. This was a space to celebrate the diversity of human bodies....
  • Women empowerment in conflict

    Despite the conflict present in Libya since 2011, a rapid spread of entrepreneurship and startups among Libyan women has contributed to the effort to rebuild the state in the regions where peace has been established. Among these strong women is a young Libyan lawyer named Hala Bugaighis. Bugaighis co-founded the first...
  • Brazilian women's football

    The “F” word: In the country of football, can female players find true support?

    Brazil proudly declares itself the “country of football”, where this sport represents a national passion which moves both minds and hearts. However, this passion is not completely felt by Brazilian women yet. In the country with the highest number of men’s world championships (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002),...
  • Two decades of gender austerity

    In a period when fiscal austerity has strongly returned to the international economic agenda, Brazil started 2017 putting into practice a plan which has been considered one of the most rigorous ones currently in the world. This plan, approved by Brazilian parliament last year, freezes government spending for twenty...
  • Alabama3 Credits: BBC

    Woke up this Morning – Alabama 3

    Woke up this Morning is a song by English band Alabama 3 (also known as A3) from their 1997 album Exile on Coldharbour Lane. The song became famous as the theme song for the HBO TV show The Sopranos, but it was around long before the show and remained an obscurity until...
  • Sexism in Mainstream Media

    The Western mainstream media frequently and consistently overlooks women, and the situation for the developing world is even more bleak. As put by Margaret Gallagher, an International Media Consultant, “Blatant stereotyping is alive and well in news reporting around the world. Nor is it limited to the gratuitous display of...
  • womens rights country by country

    Women’s rights country by country

    Another clever interactive tool from “The Guardian”. Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data they offer a snapshot of women’s rights across the globe. Find it at: http://gu.com/p/3mdaj...
  • Women Empowerment : A question of Choice

      Gender is at the top of the agenda in International Development. “ Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women” is the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG), announced in 2000 by the Secretary General of the UN. The promoting part of the goal has been tackled, now it is time...
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