Tag Archives: Women

Mediterranean Diet under Threat?

  Just as it has become globally recognized for healthy living, sustainable food systems ,and known for preserving the environment and empowering local producers, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization…

Angelina Jolie Speaks to UN Security Council

An actress and artist speaking to diplomats on the political and humanitarian considerations of the never ending cycles of conflict might appear a bit at odds with past tradition.  But…

Slavery & Its Victims To Be Memorialized at UN

The new sculpture/memorial is being unveiled on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, March 25, 2015. According to the UN News…

Lack of Female Role Models in Family-Friendly Media?

In the film “Thelma & Louise” Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis did not portray role models, at least in the most conformist sense.  Nonetheless, those characters differ in at least…

Women – Hands that Rock the Cradle & Breadbaskets for Families

Empowering rural women is a logical choice to achieving food and nutrition security according to UN food relief agencies: International Fund for Agricultural Development, UN Food & Agriculture Organization, and…

International Women’s Day & Gender Equality

The world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March each year.  It is a day to commemorate women and also a day to reflect on gender equality, assess where we…

Fighting Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus

49,000 babies died in 2013 alone. The deaths according to UNICEF are from Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)  a swift and painful killer. A significant number of women also die due to maternal tetanus…

World Bank Goes into the Mind & Heart of Poverty

Besides an interesting title, the World Bank goes outside the box, and we might add into our minds, in its recent publication: “Mind, Society and Behavior.” The World Bank has…

5 Most Dangerous Countries For Women

From fighting for equal pay to being denied the right to live, some women have it worse

Feminism, sexism, and gender gap are all hot topics right now. People are striving to understand and act on bridging the gender gap and lowering discrimination against women. Developed countries…