Post Tagged with: "United Nations"

Indian Gov’t To Create A ‘Women Empowerment Index’ Ranking States According To Equality Measures

Indian Gov’t To Create A ‘Women Empowerment Index’ Ranking States According To Equality Measures

No one likes to be ranked last in anything, but when it comes to India, the country boasting the second highest population in the world (which is predicted to overtake […]

July 10, 2017 ×
College Freshman Joins UN Program To Champion The Economic Empowerment Of Women

College Freshman Joins UN Program To Champion The Economic Empowerment Of Women

The phrase “the future is female” should definitely be applied to Sarah Hesterman, a freshman at Long Island University’s Global College studying in Costa Rica who has also been chosen […]

January 11, 2017 ×
UN Celebrates Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary By Making Her An Ambassador For Women & Girls

UN Celebrates Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary By Making Her An Ambassador For Women & Girls

With the anticipation for the forthcoming ‘Wonder Woman’ movie at an all-time high (check out the badass trailer!!) this ambassadorship just makes sense. This year is also the 75th anniversary […]

October 20, 2016 ×
UN Sustainable Dev’t Goals Channel The Spice Girls In This Campaign For Gender Equality

UN Sustainable Dev’t Goals Channel The Spice Girls In This Campaign For Gender Equality

It has been 20 years since the Spice Girls were unleashed upon the world with their breakout girl power anthem ‘Wannabe’. But today the song is being rehashed in the […]

July 8, 2016 ×
United Nations’ First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit Hailed As Heroes By World Leader

United Nations’ First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit Hailed As Heroes By World Leader

This group of Indian women made up part of the first all-female United Nations Peacekeeping unit, and have just returned to their home country as international heroes. Since 2007 these […]

February 24, 2016 ×
UN Spokeswoman Calls For Int’l Treaty Condemning Gender Violence To Keep Countries Accountable

UN Spokeswoman Calls For Int’l Treaty Condemning Gender Violence To Keep Countries Accountable

Gender violence is a global issue. It doesn’t discriminate based on race, age, background or nationality. Sadly, it is an epidemic which is very complex and intertwined with the established […]

January 19, 2016 ×
UN Representatives Came To The USA To Study Gender Equality. What They Found Was Shocking

UN Representatives Came To The USA To Study Gender Equality. What They Found Was Shocking

When we think of life in the US, a few key words come to mind: freedom, power, strength etc. One word which should definitely not be uttered is gender equality, […]

December 23, 2015 ×
The World Is Finally Realizing How Gender Equality Is The Key To Economic Growth

The World Is Finally Realizing How Gender Equality Is The Key To Economic Growth

When the world talks about feminism, female empowerment, or even girl power, we don’t often associate money with that. We think of the right to vote, the right to access […]

October 7, 2015 ×
United Nations Says We Need To “Wake Up” & Fight Online Harassment Against Women

United Nations Says We Need To “Wake Up” & Fight Online Harassment Against Women

October is national bullying prevention month. And we have to say, it is about time the world, especially the tech world, got a wake up call and realized something needs […]

October 6, 2015 ×
Why The Global Sustainable Dev’t Goals Just Adopted By World Leaders Is A Feminist Win

Why The Global Sustainable Dev’t Goals Just Adopted By World Leaders Is A Feminist Win

In a nutshell, a group of world leaders just voted “YES” to adopting a new set of global sustainable development goals which will see an increase on the focus on […]

September 30, 2015 ×
President Obama Signs ‘Girls Count Act’ Into Law, Designating Foreign Aid To Girl Power

President Obama Signs ‘Girls Count Act’ Into Law, Designating Foreign Aid To Girl Power

President Obama has just signed a major piece of foreign policy legislation that will potentially affect the lives of girls in developing countries all over the world. Dubbed Obama’s “girl […]

July 28, 2015 ×
Men In Afghanistan, Inspired By He For She, Stand Up For The Women In Their Country

Men In Afghanistan, Inspired By He For She, Stand Up For The Women In Their Country

Ever since actress Emma Watson launched the He For She campaign for UN Women in late 2014, it has become he signature initiative to engage men in the fight for […]

July 16, 2015 ×
15 Y/O Schools The UN On The Plight Of Guatemalan Girls’ Education & Health

15 Y/O Schools The UN On The Plight Of Guatemalan Girls’ Education & Health

Meet 15 year old Guatemalan teen Emelin Cabrera. She may not look like some super famous celebrity, but this young woman is changing the world around her. She comes from […]

April 8, 2015 ×
Croatia’s 1st Female President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic Says Female Empowerment Is Key To Economic Growth

Croatia’s 1st Female President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic Says Female Empowerment Is Key To Economic Growth

Rising unemployment rates and a growing unrest with the incumbent Croatian government for not doing enough to tackle the economic crisis were key factors in seeing the country elect is […]

March 25, 2015 ×
Iceland Politician To Hold Discussion With Men On Feminism, Inspired By Emma Watson

Iceland Politician To Hold Discussion With Men On Feminism, Inspired By Emma Watson

Attention all men, please pay attention to your new political hero. His name is Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, and he is Iceland’s Foreign Minister. Why are we crushing on this guy […]

December 30, 2014 ×