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Where are the women scientists and engineers?

Chi Onwurah – Guardian – Friday, 20September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) It may not have made the headlines, but roughly the same number of men and women spoke at last week’s British Science festival in Newcastle. With Maggie Aderin-Pocock appearing alongside Robert Winston, the annual week-long celebration of science, engineering and technology achieved gender […]

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Gender equality and Turkey’s 2023 goals

Emine Bozkurt – Hurriyet Dailey News – Wednesday, 18 September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) 2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The symbolism of this date has led to 2023 being set as the “deadline” for many financial, political, and social targets. However, any growth needs to be social for it […]

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Colorado fifth-graders feared lost to deadly flood waters reunited with parents as hundreds of residents remain unaccounted for

Nina Gologowski – New York Daily News – Tuesday, 17 September 2013 (originally published 15 Sept ) President Obama has declared the area of Colorado a disaster as floods continue to wash out homes and roads, stranding residents who will now be left to find food and shelter on their own, having ignored warnings to […]

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Women in the World Foundation’s New Partnership With Vital Voices

Daily Beast – Monday, 16, September 2013 (originally published 13 Sept) The Women in the World Foundation announced last night an expanded partnership with Vital Voices, the nonprofit organization born out of an initiative launched by former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeleine K. Albright. The Women in the World Foundation was launched in […]

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America’s next great black [woman] leader

Brittney Cooper – Salon – Thursday, 12 September 2013 (originally published 10 Sept) Ben Jealous’ announcement that he will step down from the leadership of the NAACP, the oldest Black civil rights organization, opens up a space for an African American woman to the lead the organization for only the second time in its 104 […]

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ILO Initiative Protects Women from Modern-Day Slavery

A Staff Reporter – India West – Wednesday, 11 September 2013 (originally published 08 September 2013) Over 100,000 girls and women in South Asia are set to benefit from a new initiative by the International Labor Organization and the UK Department for International Development, which aims to prevent trafficking within the region and to the […]

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Energy is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Kandeh K. Yumkella – Eco-Business – Tuesday, 10 September 2013 (originally published 06 Sept) In the lead up to the UN General Assembly, the Skoll World Forum partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to produce an online debate focused on the last 850 days before the MDGs expire in 2015. We asked […]

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In Russia, a parallel G-20 for young women

Ivan Gutterman – Washington Post – Monday, 09 September 2013 (originally published  05 Sept) MOSCOW — A group of young women want to send a message to the mostly male leaders of the Group of 20 nations meeting in St. Petersburg this week: Don’t forget us. Over the summer, young women from the G-20 countries, […]

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The Disappearing Women [Global]

Rae Langton – New York Times – Friday, 06 September 2013 (originally published 04 Sept) “How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb?” “It depends what you mean by ‘change’…” That joke pokes gentle fun at a popular caricature: the chin-stroking grey-beard, with his fetish for word-meanings, his practical irrelevance and his […]

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Successful [Australia] women share their wisdom

Shell Shocked – The Age – Wednesday, 04 September 2013 (originally published 30  Aug ) She’s not that little but her dream is big. Sarah Liu, 27, works in a cosmetics house and runs a small wedding dress business but the impact she’s making is as the founder of Little Girl Big Dream, an organisation […]

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[India] Widows Celebrate a Little At Last

Sudeshna Sarkar – IPS – Friday, 30 August 2013 (originally published 27 Aug) VARANASI, India , Aug 27 2013 (IPS) – Namuna Gautam was among millions of Indian women who celebrated Rakshabandhan this year, but one thing set her apart. It was the first time the 80-year-old took part in the festival, in which sisters […]

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[India] RS approves bill to make divorce friendly for women

Hindu – Tuesday, 27 August 2013 (originally published 26 Aug) The Bill allows both parties to file for divorce on the ground of “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage. Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a proposal to make divorce friendly for women as it provides for the wife getting share in the husband’s immovable property after “irretrievable […]

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