IWD 2011: The Significance of International Women’s Day in the Arab World

Improving women’s rights is crucial to achieving nearly all of the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals, the global development framework adopted by the UN in 2000 for improving people’s lives and combating poverty in a sustained and sustainable way by 2015. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, it is essential to emphasize the … Read more IWD 2011: The Significance of International Women’s Day in the Arab World

IWD 2011: Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench Highlight Women’s Rights

Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench have teamed up to highlight the plight of women and how far the women’s right movement has to go as part of the celebrations of the centenary of International Women’s Day. The video has proven controversial as it shows Daniel Craig in drag, prompting commentators to ask whether the … Read more IWD 2011: Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench Highlight Women’s Rights

IWD 2011: Culture & Women’s Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS

As we celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day, we recognize that women have fought for and achieved greater gender equality over the years. Today women hold senior level positions all over the world, are welcome into secondary education and contribute to democratic processes. However, social and cultural behaviours and norms are slow to change. Despite the progress seen … Read more IWD 2011: Culture & Women’s Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS

Australia: Aussie Fathers “Doing a Good Job”

A new report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies shows that Australian men in couple families do around 30% of the household chores and around 64% feel that they have missed out on family life because of work commitments. Despite this, the study found that fathers make an important contribution to family life and … Read more Australia: Aussie Fathers “Doing a Good Job”

IWD 2011: Women, Development & Climate Change in India

Bunker Roy is the President of Barefoot College – a non-governmental organisation which provides training in rural communities designed to make them more sustainable.  On Wednesday, 23 February 2011, Mr Roy addressed a panel at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Demystifying technology and decentralising science to the last woman: The Barefoot Approach … Read more IWD 2011: Women, Development & Climate Change in India

IWD 2011: Inclusion and Prosperity through Environmental Projects

Albina Ruiz Rios is Founder and Chairperson of the Healthy City, a social enterprise project focussed on environmental improvements and poverty reduction. She recently presented to the UN Commission on the Status of Women on the “Gender equality and sustainable development” panel. Equality before exclusion – millions of women and men are struggling together to … Read more IWD 2011: Inclusion and Prosperity through Environmental Projects

IWD 2011: Women in Science & Technology – What do institutions need to do?

Prof. Messer-Yaron, fellow of the IEEE, is a world-leading expert in statistical signal processing with applications to source localization, communication and environmental systems. She is President of the Open University in Israel and appeared on the on the “capacity-building on gender mainstreaming: focus on science and technology” panel at the UN Commission on the Status … Read more IWD 2011: Women in Science & Technology – What do institutions need to do?

IWD 2011: Another Economics is Possible

Stephanie Seguino is Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, USA. She is a Research Scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute, Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and President at the International Association for Feminist Economics. On hearing I am an economics professor, people usually groan “that was my worst subject in school.” Behind … Read more IWD 2011: Another Economics is Possible

IWD 2011: Helping Homeless Women in Rhode Island and the USA

Elizabeth H. Roberts made history in 2007 as the first woman in Rhode Island elected to the position of Lieutenant Governor. She was re-elected to a second term in the November 2010 election. Here, she explains what the state is doing to tackle homelessness among women: On March 1, 2011, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts and several … Read more IWD 2011: Helping Homeless Women in Rhode Island and the USA

Cocktail Recipe: Mon Cherrie

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Pan Asian London restaurant, Tamarai, has designed a special new cherry flavoured cocktail which is a play on the French for “My cherries” and “My Dear”. Make it yourself at home or pop into the bar in Covent garden to see how the professionals go about it. Mon Cherrie … Read more Cocktail Recipe: Mon Cherrie

The Suffragettes’ Legacy Lives On at the Museum of London

Nicola Kalimeris introduces the Suffragette collection at The Museum of London: The Museum of London tells the story of London and its people, past, present and future. Many of the Museum’s collections unravel the capital’s turbulent past. The Museum’s Suffragette collection, a small part of which is on permanent display in the newly opened Peoples’ … Read more The Suffragettes’ Legacy Lives On at the Museum of London