Women’s News

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 […]
July 22, 2018

2018 Global Slavery Index

Depriving someone of their freedom is a terrible violation. Modern slavery is a destructive, personal crime and an abuse of human rights. It is a widespread and profitable criminal industry but despite this it is largely invisible, in part because it disproportionately affects the most marginalised. This is why measuring this problem is so crucial in exposing and ultimately resolving it. The information contained within the Global Slavery Index is critical in these efforts. The 2018 Global Slavery Index measures […]
June 3, 2018
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Building Bridges Between Women Judges of the World

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) held its 14th biennial international conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Wednesday 2 May to Sunday 6 May 2018. This year’s theme focused on Building Bridges between Women Judges of the World with the presence of 900 female judges from 80 countries. “More women – more justice”, was the slogan of this year’s conference which was successfully organized by prominent women judges from five continents. Some of the topics of discussion included the […]
May 16, 2018
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Women’s Forum Canada – Toronto, 10-11 May 2018

Bridging the gap: A call to the G7 for inclusive progress Inspired by women’s leadership, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society continues to bring a distinctly female perspective to addressing the issues affecting all of humanity and engaging for impact towards resolutions. Women’s Forum Canada was a unique opportunity to generate concrete ideas to inform and influence the agenda of the G7 Summit. It addressed a range of global issues, including gender equality, by unlocking the transformative potential […]
March 21, 2018

WNC Board Meeting: Commemorating International Women’s Day

On February 17th, 2018, dozens of dedicated members of our growing international network convened in Paris, France, to discuss areas of strategic focus for the year ahead. The session opened with an address by WNC’s distinguished Vice-President, Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Director of the Centre for Social Research in Delhi and Chairperson of Women Power Connect, a national level organization of women’s groups in India. Before opening the floor to the exchange of ideas on pressing social, economic and political issues, […]
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 […]
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