Women’s News

May 3, 2016

Azerbaijani journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, awarded UNESCO 2016 World Press Freedom Prize

Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist from Azerbaijan, has been chosen to receive the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The Prize will be awarded during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day,3 May, hosted by Finland this year. An independent international jury of media professionals recommended Ms Ismayilova in recognition of her outstanding contribution to press freedom in difficult circumstances. “Khadija Ismayilova highly deserves the Prize and I am happy to see that her courage and professionalism are recognized,” said Ljiljana Zurovac, Chair […]
April 29, 2016

Why it is necessary to fight extremism and encourage the empowerment of women in this struggle?

The recent terrorist attacks by Islamic fundamentalists in Paris and Brussels, but also in Turkey, Kenya, Tunisia, Pakistan, Nigeria and Yemen, show us that we are facing a global threat that needs to be combated with measures affecting different aspects in which this terrorism is based. In some cases, the military response can be useful and even necessary, but even when this response is chosen, it is necessary to address the causes of this terrorism and try to fight them […]
April 28, 2016

Meet Ibtihaj Muhammad

FENCER / TEAM USA I remember playing many different sports as a kid — as a Muslim youth — and always looking different from my teammates, and having to change the uniforms to where I was wearing long pants or long sleeves when my teammates were wearing shorts and tank tops. That feeling of always being different — it was uncomfortable… When I discovered fencing, I remember putting on my fencing mask, and for the first time, feeling like I […]
April 27, 2016

Fundamentalism: Effecting Women Throughout the World

For women throughout the world, fundamentalism in politics and religion have often been described as oppressive. Accusations of human rights abuses are made by global watchdog agencies, but often the world has few options available to intercede in behalf of these women. As we have seen in Syria, Nigeria and a host of other countries, women bear the brunt of fundamentalism in terms of restrictions to basic necessities, limited health care, lack of control over their own bodies and even […]
April 25, 2016

9 countries with women on their currency

1- Turkey Fatma Aliye Topuz, credited as the first female Turkish novelist, appears on the 50 lira bill, where she was installed in 2009. 2-  Sweden Sweden has a handful of woman on their currency. The Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind was placed on the 50 krona note in 1996. The first female writer to win the Nobel Peace Prize for literature, Selma Lagerlöf, took her place on the 20 krona note in 1997. In October of last year, Pippi […]
April 25, 2016

Different lands, common goals

The Association of Italian Jurist (AGI) of Palermo, Italy held a three-day conference from April 20 – 23 to focus on women’s rights, immigration rights and to study the Istanbul convention. The topic of the event was “Different lands, common goals”. The conference was held with members of the Fédération Internationale des Femmes des Carrières Juridiques (FIFCJ) presided by Mrs. Maria Elena Elverdin. On the occasion of the arrival of the bureau of the Federation Internationale des Femmes des Carrieres […]
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