Women’s News

April 24, 2016

Join us at the CSW in New York

Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development 14-24 March 2016
April 24, 2016

UN Secretary-General’s Women’s Day Message

As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labour would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear. “They are wondering if they will ever step into those shoes again,” my mother explained.   More than a half-century later, the memory continues to haunt me. In poor parts of the world today, women still risk death in the process of giving life. Maternal mortality is […]
April 21, 2016

April 21 (1944) Women’s suffrage in France

April 20, 2016

International conference in Reykjavík 22­–23 October, 2015. 100 years celebration of women’s suffrage

2015 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in Iceland, as well as in Denmark. A part of the celebration in Iceland is an international conference to be held in Reykjavík 22­–23 October. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the 100 years of women’s suffrage in the Nordic countries, but also to stimulate broader critical and transnational thinking on the current status of women’s civil rights and political participation. An important part of the conference agenda will be […]
April 5, 2016

Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist Brings Feminism To City Walls

This work of street art was made by Shamsia Hassani, widely known as the first prominent woman street artist in Afghanistan. Hassani was born in 1988 in Tehran to Afghan parents, eventually moving to Kabul to pursue her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in visual art. She currently resides in Kabul, where she turns the city’s walls into colorful canvases that spread a message of peace and hope to her community. A woman in a purple hijab sits playing the piano, […]
April 5, 2016

XXII International Congress of Women in Legal Careers

Fundamental Rights of Women On the auspicious city of Barcelona, ​​Spain, the XXII International Congress of Women in Legal Careers took place at the Museum Barcelona’s seafront between the 14th and the 18th of October 2015. Among many guided issues in the Congress, Dr. Osvalda Joana, and Judicial Magistrate of the Supreme Court of Mozambique. Vice-President, Councilor and member of the Bureau of International Federation of Women in Legal Careers devoted her time to talk about the trafficking of people […]
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