• One step forward against cyber harassment of female journalist

    Washington, DC/Athens, Ohio (USA), October 14th, 2017: The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has just received a grant from the Craig Newmark Foundation to conduct research in the United States on online harassment of women journalists. Dr. Michelle Ferrier, founder of TrollBusters, will be the principal investigator on the...
  • Opinion: Women’s Vulnerabilities, Globalization & Sustainability

    Globalization – a buzzword in today’s day and age! A term that has both negative and positive connotations, it is all about open or free trade economies, internationalized financial markets and much more. But that said, a thorough study highlights how it can negatively impact the female gender. According...
  • OPINION: Modern Slavery Trends around the Globe

    Modern slavery is an umbrella term for the serious human rights violations in the forms of (and not limited to), forced labour, domestic servitude and human trafficking. A global affliction, it was estimated that in 2016 there were 45.8 million people employed in some form of modern slavery in...
  • Bodour Al Qasimi, UNESCO Sign MoU to Enhance Cultural Cooperation

    Paris, France, August 10th, 2017: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been signed by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), Head of Sharjah’s World Book Capital Organising Committee; and Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...
  • STUDY: The myth of Philippine marriage and divorce

    No one who voluntarily enters into marriage agrees to the union with the thought of separation or divorce in mind. No, never. Quite the opposite, in fact. To those who marry freely, out of their own accord, marriage holds a promise of lifelong bliss. In effect, marriage means one...
  • The Need for Gender Equality Programming in Times of Crisis

    In times of humanitarian crises, gender issues have often gone unnoticed and ignored. Armed conflicts and natural disasters have profoundly different impacts on women, girls, boys and men. Displacement can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities. Applying gender equality programming in times of crises is an important step towards gender...
  • ‘Powering up’ women via financial literacy

    Empower Women Global Champion for Change Rochelle R. Dean, Consultant and Founder of Candid Concepts Development, partnered with Marion Bethel-Sears, Women’s Rights and United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women elected expert, along with Director Gaynel Curry of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs hosted...
  • Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat: the World in 2017

    The Global Risks Report 2017 developed by the World Economic Forum with the support of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) and Marsh & McLennan Companies, found economic inequality, societal polarisation and intensifying environmental dangers are the top three trends that will shape global developments over the next ten years. The report found...
  • En route to Empowerment

    On January 21st, 2017, the world stands to witness a global movement committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. The Women’s March on Washington has already gained momentum in the USA from where it initially began and includes hundreds of sister movements around the globe. Shaping up to be one...