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How To Fight Subtle Sexism At Work Like A (Lady) Boss

How To Fight Subtle Sexism At Work Like A (Lady) Boss

  A man interrupts you as you’re trying to explain an idea at work. You sit down at a meeting only to be told by a male superior that you’re best suited to take notes. You somehow are always the one who gets stuck organizing the office birthday party and running around trying to find […]

Malawi Girls Learn Self-Defense Tactics Against Sexual Abuse

Malawi Girls Learn Self-Defense Tactics Against Sexual Abuse

Schoolgirls in Malawi are learning what to do if someone tries to attack them. A Kenyan NGO started the training in response to a recent study that showed one in five girls under the age of 18 in Malawi has been sexually assaulted. At a school in the Salima district of central Malawi, girls are […]

Unconscious Gender Bias: We Are All Guilty

Unconscious Gender Bias: We Are All Guilty

“Don’t be such a drama queen.” “Would you man up?” “In this office, it’s every man for himself.” All pretty innocent expressions, wouldn’t you think?  In fact, I can probably bet that each and every one of us has used these words and phrases at some point—as well as others—both in our professional and personal […]

How Many Girls Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

How Many Girls Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

  Now, I thought I’d seen it all. Being at high school and having a boy tell me he couldn’t finish his exam because my legs were too distracting, I was pretty sure that you couldn’t get much worse than that. But I was wrong. Because I hadn’t met the women who sided with the […]

How Anniesa Hasibuan Made History at New York Fashion Week

How Anniesa Hasibuan Made History at New York Fashion Week

Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan showed her designs at New York Fashion Week with models attired in head to toe hijab which was similar to what she displayed at the Istanbul Modest Fashion Week. The models were in full-on hijab and what a sight to see. Model after model in full hijab – in a stunning […]

Melinda Gates On Ending Inequalities Between Sexes

Melinda Gates On Ending Inequalities Between Sexes

The wealthiest private foundation in history is tackling its most ambitious project ever: eliminating inequalities between the sexes. This is a major shift for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, known for its obsession with the precise number of lives it can save with each vaccine, each seed, each dollar distributed in impoverished nations. But, […]

Why Does The Women’s Rights Movement Marginalise Women With Disabilities?

Why Does The Women’s Rights Movement Marginalise Women With Disabilities?

Civil law in Pakistan permits men to have up to four wives but Noori, a visually impaired woman, married into a family where the preference is for one. Nonetheless, Noori’s husband remarried because she had a disability. Kasturi, an Indian girl with polio, wants to marry but her mother believes no one will have her […]

‘Haafu’ And Proud: Miss World Japan Won By Mixed-Race Contestant

‘Haafu’ And Proud: Miss World Japan Won By Mixed-Race Contestant

Japan will be represented at this year’s Miss World contest by a woman with a Japanese mother and Indian father after Priyanka Yoshikawa became the country’s second mixed-race contestant in a row chosen for a major international pageant. The qualified elephant trainer who counts kickboxing among her hobbies said she would use her title to […]

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

  Archbishop Abune Markos from East Gojam Zone Diocese in Ethiopia believes in gender equality. He is committed to end child marriages and all forms of violence against women and girls in Ethiopia. “Education is power and the key to freedom,” he says. “Marriage should only happen when people are ready…. You can only marry […]

In Brazil, Girls Build Self-Esteem And Independence Through Sport

In Brazil, Girls Build Self-Esteem And Independence Through Sport

  “I’ve learned from sport that we have to make efforts to succeed. We get nowhere if we stay at the same place doing nothing,” says Adrielle Alexandre, a 12-year old young athlete from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At least four times a week after school, Adrielle goes to an Olympic Villa—one of 22 public […]