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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

Conversations on Courage: Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu & Aung San Suu Kyi (CGI 2011)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu talk with each other for the first time Continue reading

Tune in! UN Webcast “New Media in a World at 7 Billion” Online Today 12PM. You Can Help Change the World!

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has convened a panel discussion to explore the challenges and opportunities in a world of 7 billion. Tell them that you are “Attending” the event by visiting the Facebook event page. Join in to ask the UN Secretary-General any questions you have about the United Nations and its work, such as:  … 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 TEDx) SHero Theary Seng on Reconciling Peace with Justice in Cambodia

After the Khmer Rouge killed both her parents, Theary Seng and her surviving family trekked across the border for Thailand (November 1979) and emigrated to the U.S. one year later. She wrote the book Daughter of the Killing Fields, (London 2005). Fierce, highly intelligent, courageous, and beautiful, Theary Seng has dedicated her life to finding and forwarding … 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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