By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — What was meant as a gesture of respect toward women ended up reminding India that it needed to improve female representation in politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for only female lawmakers to address the Indian parliament on International Women’s Day included silence — because there […]
Today, women make up only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs, according to data from Pew Research Center.
By Didi Tang and Jack Chang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese feminists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend, and her, her lawyer said. […]
More women have gotten elected in the last 10 years than in the last 10 centuries, and although America lags way behind the international average (we rank 70 out of 165 bin the world), and Washington State (which used to boast 40% women in our legislature and now has 32%), we are kicking up our […]
ROME (AP) — Giving women better access to land, technology, and other agricultural resources could reduce the number of hungry people by up to 150 million
Refugee Women’s Alliance held its 14th annual International Women’s Day Celebration at its main office in Seattle. The event featured ethnic foods and multicultural entertainment and activities, including an Ethiopian coffee demonstration, Vietnamese dance, and Henna hand painting.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly 100 million women across Asia have “disappeared” because of a huge and growing gender gap that has fatally deprived them of access to health care and food. This has led to widespread abortions of female fetuses, according to a U.N. report released on March 8.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government will present a bill to lawmakers on March 8 aimed at empowering the nation’s often-marginalized women by reserving one-third of legislative seats for them, a governing party spokesman said.
Last week, President Obama, mindful of the struggles of his single mother, created a White House panel that will advise him on issues facing women and girls. The council is designed to help cabinet agencies and departments collaborate to make sure that women will also be provided opportunities offered to men …