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09 09 2021 | 12:23

‘I’m one of them’: the FGM survivor providing a lifeline in Leeds.

Stigma can stop women seeking help but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they need. One night 14 years ago, Hawa Bah crept out of her house in …

15 06 2021 | 13:53

Sexual violence along pipeline route follows Indigenous women’s warnings.

The $2,9bn Line 3 pipeline has brought thousands of workers to Minnesota – and one crisis center has received more than 40 reports of harassment and abuse. On 15 May, a woman met a pipeline worker…

13 04 2021 | 09:38

100 Women in Finance and UNCDF Partner to Expand Mentorship Networks for Women in Finance to Africa

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN aid agency mandated to make finance work for the poor in the world’s Least Developed Countries, today announced that it has established a…

01 04 2021 | 11:01

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

Younger women among those most at risk: WHO GENEVA | NEW YORK -- 9 March 2021 -- Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and…

01 04 2021 | 10:09

UK Government announce funding for Women in Innovation scheme on International Women’s Day

Forty female innovators have been backed by the UK Government to drive forward their novel innovations and business ideas to help the UK build back better from the pandemic and meet its climate…

22 03 2021 | 09:54

ENEL joins equal by 30 campaign, confirming its commitments on gender equality.

The Enel Group is among the signatories of the Equal by 30 Campaign, a public commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities…

12 03 2021 | 09:53

Women must not be sidelined in climate crisis talks, says scientist Katharine Hayhoe.

The Independent speaks to Prof Hayhoe as she is appointed chief scientist of the Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest environmental organisations. More effort must be made to represent…

12 03 2021 | 09:49

Women have been hit hardest during the pandemic – here is my six-point plan to end systemic discrimination

The exclusion of women is a global emergency, but pandemic recovery offers a chance to chart a new and equal path. As the world marks International Women’s Day tomorrow in the midst of a global…

21 01 2021 | 11:29

Apply Now for the #WomeninWind Global Leadership Program 2021! Applications until 14 February 2021

GWEC and GWNET are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2021 edition of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program to accelerate gender diversity in the wind power sector.   

13 12 2020 | 07:39

Saving Senegal's Forests: Group Turns Straw Into Fuel.

DAKAR - Wood and charcoal burning account for 50% of Senegal’s household energy consumption, contributing to air pollution and deforestation. To reduce ecological damage, an association called…

13 12 2020 | 06:28

A Girl from Mogadishu review – tragedy and joy in a daring escape.

This real-life story of a Somalian teenager who became a bold activist against FGM delivers earnest, effective drama.

28 11 2020 | 07:33

A record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress, including at least 51 women of color.

Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation. In 2018, the nation elected 127 women – and 48 women of color – to the House and Senate. Next…

27 09 2020 | 08:48

Learn about "Career Girls" !

Closing the Imagination Gap Career Girls is founded on the dream that every girl around the world has access to diverse and accomplished women role models — to learn from their experiences and to…

08 09 2020 | 11:57

Climate breakdown 'intensifies gender-based violence’.

'We believe in including women in the creation of policies and strategies around environmental protection including disaster response.' Global warming isn’t simply going to destroy our communities…

07 09 2020 | 11:01

Climate action and jobs to be focus for leading young women economists in Secretary-General convened roundtable - 3 September 2020 – 8:00-10:00AM EDT]

New bold and innovative policy ideas and solutions to address the increasing acute situation of unemployment during the recovery from COVID-19, and the need to vastly accelerate climate action, will…

07 09 2020 | 10:22

Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns.

In an address to a virtual town hall with young women from civil society organizations, the Secretary-General said that the global pandemic has already reversed decades of limited and fragile…

07 09 2020 | 09:30

Meet the 'Women Warriors' Protecting the Amazon Forest.

On an early December morning last year in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, half a dozen members of the Indigenous Guajajara people packed their bags with food, maps and drone equipment to get ready for…

04 09 2020 | 11:36

TWRE: Turkish Women in Renewables and Energy - Enablers of Gender Equality in Energy Transition of Turkey.

Sustainability is crucial for the future of the world and energy transition has an important role in it. To be able to achieve a sustainable future men and women has to be equal. Turkish Women in…

05 08 2020 | 08:11

Meet the Woman Making Bamboo Bikes in Ghana.

Bernice Dapaah calls bamboo "a miracle plant," because it grows so fast and absorbs carbon. But it can also work wonders for children's education and women's employment – as she's discovered. Bamboo…

08 07 2020 | 08:25

Evicted by Climate Change: New CARE report calls for urgent gender transformative response to climate displacement.

The international aid organization CARE is launching a new report highlighting the causes and consequences of climate-induced displacement and the urgent need for a gender-transformative response.