women

February 15, 2019
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Revisited inspiration: Story of Joan of Arc

Revisited inspiration: Story of Joan of Arc History has often placed women at a subordinated level than men; however, there are many women figures who have dared to rise from their ascribed level and inspired millions until date. For this week’s dose of inspiration, we would like to share the historically miraculous story of France’s loved saint, Joan of Arc (Jeane d’Arc) who, through her ‘visions’ of three saints led France to victory during the hundred days of war. Her […]
July 24, 2018

Margaret Hamilton, the woman who landed Man on the Moon

It is thanks to a woman that Man was able to walk on the Moon. Long unknown, Margaret Hamilton was the source leading to the success of the Apollo 11 mission, but also to the development of computer software. Without her, Neil Amstrong and Buzz Aldrin probably would not have walked on the moon. Her name remained unknown for a long time; however, the United States government rewarded Margaret Hamilton for her services 47 years later. By helping to develop […]
March 14, 2018
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What it Means to be a Rural Woman

  The rural sectors of the world are some of the most hidden places; but the women who live there are even more invisible. Rural women lack opportunities and rights, rendering them silent, especially those within rural areas of large cities. Forty-three per cent of the agricultural workforce across the world is made up of women, yet they lack the same access to tools, credit, agricultural materials, and chains of high-value crops that men have, according to the United Nations […]
February 20, 2018

WNC Board Meeting: February 17, 2018

November 14, 2017

Iceland: Tops countries on equal pay

Iceland is a model in many areas, whether environmental or economical. For the 10th consecutive year, the country maintains its first position on equal pay, according to the Global Gender Gap Index published by the World Economic Forum in November 2017. One of the reasons for this top ranking is the recent parity law adopted last March which requires companies to prove by 2020 that women earn the same salary as their counterparts for the same job, otherwise, companies will […]
November 4, 2017

Global Gender Gap 2017

The Global Gender Gap Index ranks 144 countries on the gap between women and men on health, education, economic and political indicators. It aims to understand whether countries are distributing their resources and opportunities equitably between women and men, irrespective of their overall income levels. The report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in four areas: Economic participation and opportunity – salaries, participation and leadership Education – access to basic and higher levels of education Political empowerment – […]
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