AWT talked with Habiba Ali, winner of the WE Empower business competition, about bringing renewable energies to Nigeria.
Tag: UN Women
New U.N. Report on Gender Equality: Turning Promises into Action
“It’s not about one goal, it’s about all goals,” said UN Women Executive Director Mlambo-Ngcuka who started her speech at a press conference on February 14 by sharing the concept of intersectionality featured in the latest report.
Let’s Get More Women in Innovation and Technology—Here’s How
UN Women and representatives from major companies came together for the Global Innovation Coalition for Change to devise solutions to empower girls in technology and innovation.
Emma Watson, Feminism, and Boobs
Emma Watson going partially topless in Vanity Fair doesn’t suddenly render her feminist credentials invalid.
New UN Head Antonio Guterres Pledges Gender Equality
To the chagrin of many, the UN’s next leader will be not a woman. However, he—Antonio Guterres, former Portuguese prime minister and head of the UN refugee committee—did campaign on a promise of gender parity.
Cultural Heritage and Women’s Rights
Karima Bennoune explains why cultural rights are women’s rights. Bennoune has received numerous awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2014) for her recent book, “Your Fatwa …
In Search of More Gender Equality at the UN
Numerous profiles of outstanding women have been compiled on the Woman Secretary General website. Yet, it is a man, António Guterres, who was elected by acclamation to be the new Secretary General.
Spoils of War: The International Response to ISIS’ Sexual Violence
The increased vulnerability of women and children to rape is a horrific consequence of war that dates back to antiquity, when women were considered property and therefore spoils of war. Despite the…