Women’s News

April 2, 2017

“Inequality starts in our minds”

Women at work worldwide – #BeBoldForChange International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements while calling for gender equality. See how women perform in jobs that are often still considered “men’s jobs” and what they have to say. “Inequality starts in our minds” In Istanbul, Turkey, Serpil Cigdem works as a train driver. She reports: “When I applied for a job 23 years ago as a driver, I was told that it is a profession for men. I knew that during the […]
April 1, 2017

“Gender inequality happens”

Women at work worldwide – #BeBoldForChange International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements while calling for gender equality. See how women perform in jobs that are often still considered “men’s jobs” and what they have to say. “Gender inequality happens” Deng Qiyan is a decorator at contraction sites in Beijing, China. She has a very down-to-earth approach: “Sometimes gender inequality happens. But we cannot do anything about that. After all, you have to digest all those unhappy things and carry on,” […]
March 30, 2017

Tunisian artist

Meet Khalda Chebbi, a Tunisian artist whose colorful work has brought joy to the UN Women 61st CSW session.
March 29, 2017

61 st session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 – 24 March, 2017. This year’s session focused on the theme of “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” The Commission is one of the largest annual gathering of global leaders, NGOs, private sector actors, United Nations partners and activists from around the world focusing on the status of rights and empowerment of all […]
December 12, 2016

Local women in Buenos Aires, Argentina make handcrafts

This is an all-women team who we met on our trip to Argentina. They make beautiful handcrafts with elegant stones and find time to greet visitors. They showed us their magnificent talent and offered us a cup of traditional Argentinean tea.
December 9, 2016

Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill

Proud moment for Canada Black rights activist Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill Black rights activist Viola Desmond, who was jailed for defiantly sitting in the “whites only” section of a Nova Scotia film house, will be the first Canadian woman to be featured on the country’s $10 bill. Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz announced the selection of the groundbreaking beautician and businesswoman during an announcement today at the Canadian […]
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