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News: Why Empowering Women Boosts Families and Economy (ABC News)

Last night, I attended a gala dinner for Women for Women International (WfWI) hosted by and honoring two of the most powerful women in America –Facebook COO  and WfWI Board … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: The ‘Big Lie’ in putting off pregnancy (CNN)

Blame it on the baby bump and our pop cultural infatuation with celebrity, but today, regular women have yet another reason to feel inadequate: motherhood. In the past decade, for … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: Mining while female in South Africa (Al Jazeera)

Johannesburg, South Africa – It has been almost two years since 27-year-old Pinky Mosiane was raped and murdered hundreds of metres underground in an Anglo Platinum mineshaft in Marikana, South … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

News: Women in academia – blow your own trumpet (The Economist)

ONE of academia’s deficiencies is that, though its lecture halls and graduate schools are replete with women, its higher echelons are not. Often, this is seen as a phenomenon specific … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: Spanish government faces abortion law dissent (Al Jazeera)

Spain’s ruling People’s Party has sought to quell dissent within its ranks over a proposed law which would make it harder to get an abortion, and defies a regional trend … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: Women on the rise (Time)

Younger women in America are nearing long-sought parity with men when it  comes to pay in the workplace, but they still believe more needs to be done to  reach that … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: Yemen’s women struggle to reap benefits of Arab Spring (BBC)

The first thing you notice about the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is how much has not changed.  Yemen is a very conservative society governed by tribal traditions, for years women were … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

News: Revisiting Delhi rape – one year on (Al Jazeera)

India has never been the same again, since a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was gang-raped in a moving bus in the capital New Delhi exactly a year ago. The girl died … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

News: Egyptian court cuts sentences for female protestors (Time)

Egyptian authorities released two dozen Islamist women and girls  convicted for staging a street protest after an appeals court reduced their  harsh penalties on Saturday. The initial verdict handed down … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feature Article: Brazilian child prostitution

Written for Female Report! by Fiona Reidy. Having lived in Brazil for the past three years, I always read with caution any reports on the country’s development issues that make … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

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