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Politics

Discussions About Democracy – Would You Be More Likely To Vote If You Got The Day Off?

Discussions About Democracy – Would You Be More Likely To Vote If You Got The Day Off?

By Annamarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Nearly 60 percent of voting-eligible Americans did not vote in past elections, 35 percent of whom said that scheduling conflicts with work or school kept them from getting to the polls. In response, nonpartisan nonprofit Vote.org officially launched ElectionDay.org, an initiative […]

Causes

The Success Of The Women’s Marches Should Be A Wake-Up Call For American Democracy

The Success Of The Women’s Marches Should Be A Wake-Up Call For American Democracy

“I think we should march”, wrote Theresa Shook, a retired lawyer living in Hawaii, in a Facebook post right after election night. And that’s exactly what happened – over 5 […]

Interviews

Bulgarian Writer/Dir. Maya Vitkova Talks Democracy, Women In Film & Her Debut Feature ‘VIKTORIA’

Bulgarian Writer/Dir. Maya Vitkova Talks Democracy, Women In Film & Her Debut Feature ‘VIKTORIA’

It has been described as “one of the great films about a woman, by a woman” by Richard Brody from the New Yorker. And for her feature film debut as […]

Boys We Like, Politics

How Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Is Elevating & Championing The Status Of Women

How Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Is Elevating & Championing The Status Of Women

Ever since the end of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001, the country has undergone major governmental change and there is still much work to be done despite 15 […]

Working Women

Championed By First Lady Rula Ghani, Afghanistan Is Set To Open Its First Women’s University

Championed By First Lady Rula Ghani, Afghanistan Is Set To Open Its First Women’s University

Let us just start off by saying this is a BIG freaking deal! News out of Afghanistan states they are set to open their very first Women’s University, which will […]

Politics

Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s First Elected Female President, A Supporter Of Feminism & LGBT Rights

Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s First Elected Female President, A Supporter Of Feminism & LGBT Rights

In a landslide and historic victory, Tsai Ing-wen has been elected Taiwan’s first female president. She is the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party, and managed to secure 56.12% of […]

Politics

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Democratic Party Wins Historic Victory In Myanmar Election

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Democratic Party Wins Historic Victory In Myanmar Election

If you have been keeping track of political news over the past week, aside from the usual daily spurts of US presidential campaign news, you may have heard the historic […]

Politics

Women’s Rights Champion Bidhya Devi Bhandari Elected As Nepal’s 1st Female President

Women’s Rights Champion Bidhya Devi Bhandari Elected As Nepal’s 1st Female President

Just call her Madam President! In a historic move, Nepal has elected its first female president, Bidhya Devi Bhandari. She is known as a champion of women’s rights and minorities, […]

Politics

China Releases The Feminists Jailed For Protesting Sexual Harassment

China Releases The Feminists Jailed For Protesting Sexual Harassment

On March 6 five Chinese women were detained by Police because they were suspected of creating a disturbance. What they were really doing was preparing for a protest on March […]