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The Best And Worst Countries For Women – Forbes

Iceland wins again! World Economic Forum’s 6th annual Global Gender Gap Report is out and Iceland is number 1 for the third year in a row. It is one of the first countries to give women the right to vote in 1915. Iceland currently has 43% female parliament members and has had a female head … Continue reading

Columbia’s Jeffrey Sachs Discusses the U.S. Economy and Occupy Wall Street with Erik Schatzker of Bloomberg TV (+)

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project. His latest book is The Price of Civilization: … Continue reading

(video) Miss Representation Trailer – Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Humans, Please Watch This and Share!

http://www.missrepresentation.org/home.html From the Video’s Youtube Information: Trailer Courtesy of Girls’ Club Entertainment. Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, MISS REPRESENTATION uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women … Continue reading

(video) Bill Clinton, Kennedy Obebe, and Sean Penn: Inspiring and Facilitating Change, Clinton Global Initiative

A Conversation with President Clinton April 2nd, 2011 President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/ Kennedy Odede, President and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities  http://shininghopeforcommunities.org Story from Shining Hope for Communities Sean Penn, Humanitarian and Actor; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, J/P Haitian Relief Organization J/P Haitian … Continue reading

(video) UN Women: a powerful new agency for women and girls worldwide

emceed by Ms. Juju Chang, news anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America “United Nations, New York, 24 February, 2011 – Luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, the media, music and film are joining the United Nations today as it celebrates the birth of a powerful new agency giving voice to women and girls … Continue reading

(video) Profound Symbolism- Speak Out Against Discrimination by Council of Europe

Have you ever felt like this?   “Conferences, outdoor poster blitzes and video appeals are the means by which the Speak Out Against Discrimination campaign has brought its message to Europe. The Council of Europe believes that the media can make a crucial contribution to raising awareness of discrimination. The campaign enlists media professionals and … Continue reading

(video-TEDtalks) Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat

Quite the wit, Madeleine Albright gives as good as she gets! http://www.ted.com Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women’s issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a “soft” issue, she says, women’s issues are often the very hardest … Continue reading

(Video) Global Gender Gap Report 2010 – Saadia Zahidi – World Economic Forum

“Apparently Nordic countries provide the greatest equality for women when it comes to economics, educaton, politics and health. Equal pay, labour force participation rates, literacy rates, enrolment in tertiary education, female representation in parliament, life expectancy and sex ratios at birth are most equal in Norway, Finland and Sweden…Female empowerment is embraced more today than … Continue reading

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