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Causes

United Nations Steps Up Its Fight For The Environment By Engaging Majority Youth Around This Issue

United Nations Steps Up Its Fight For The Environment By Engaging Majority Youth Around This Issue

Climate change and issues concerning the global environment are easily the most urgent of our time, and there has been no demographic more prominent in this fight than youth. While […]

Interviews

College Freshman Joins UN Program To Champion The Economic Empowerment Of Women

College Freshman Joins UN Program To Champion The Economic Empowerment Of Women

The phrase “the future is female” should definitely be applied to Sarah Hesterman, a freshman at Long Island University’s Global College studying in Costa Rica who has also been chosen […]

Politics

United Nations’ First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit Hailed As Heroes By World Leader

United Nations’ First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit Hailed As Heroes By World Leader

This group of Indian women made up part of the first all-female United Nations Peacekeeping unit, and have just returned to their home country as international heroes. Since 2007 these […]

Causes

UN Representatives Came To The USA To Study Gender Equality. What They Found Was Shocking

UN Representatives Came To The USA To Study Gender Equality. What They Found Was Shocking

When we think of life in the US, a few key words come to mind: freedom, power, strength etc. One word which should definitely not be uttered is gender equality, […]

Causes, Politics

Why The Global Sustainable Dev’t Goals Just Adopted By World Leaders Is A Feminist Win

Why The Global Sustainable Dev’t Goals Just Adopted By World Leaders Is A Feminist Win

In a nutshell, a group of world leaders just voted “YES” to adopting a new set of global sustainable development goals which will see an increase on the focus on […]

Boys We Like

Men In Afghanistan, Inspired By He For She, Stand Up For The Women In Their Country

Men In Afghanistan, Inspired By He For She, Stand Up For The Women In Their Country

Ever since actress Emma Watson launched the He For She campaign for UN Women in late 2014, it has become he signature initiative to engage men in the fight for […]

Girl on a Mission, Politics

15 Y/O Schools The UN On The Plight Of Guatemalan Girls’ Education & Health

15 Y/O Schools The UN On The Plight Of Guatemalan Girls’ Education & Health

Meet 15 year old Guatemalan teen Emelin Cabrera. She may not look like some super famous celebrity, but this young woman is changing the world around her. She comes from […]

Politics

Croatia’s 1st Female President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic Says Female Empowerment Is Key To Economic Growth

Croatia’s 1st Female President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic Says Female Empowerment Is Key To Economic Growth

Rising unemployment rates and a growing unrest with the incumbent Croatian government for not doing enough to tackle the economic crisis were key factors in seeing the country elect is […]

Body Image

Dove Wants Mothers To Leave A Legacy Of Body Positivity To Their Daughters

Dove Wants Mothers To Leave A Legacy Of Body Positivity To Their Daughters

They’re baaack! Yep, it’s time for another installment in the latest in a series of Dove videos which are now widely known (and emulated by other brands) for creating conversations […]

Celebrities, Politics

Angelina Jolie Hosts Landmark Summit To End Rape In Conflict Zones

Angelina Jolie Hosts Landmark Summit To End Rape In Conflict Zones

In December 2013 we brought you news about a revolutionary first-of-its-kind summit that was being launched by Academy Award-winning actress and humanitarian extraordinaire, Angelina Jolie. Well this week it finally […]

Politics, Working Women

UN Appoints First Female Commander Of Peacekeeping Force

UN Appoints First Female Commander Of Peacekeeping Force

The United Nations and its Secretary General Ban Ki Moon have just made a monumental decision on May 12, 2014: to appoint a woman to be the first female commander […]

Causes, Politics

The UN Video Made To Stop Violence Against Women In Egypt

The UN Video Made To Stop Violence Against Women In Egypt

The United Nations Women organization just released this powerful public service announcement on December 9, 2013 for every woman in Egypt who is a victim of violence or abuse. The […]

Celebrities, Politics

Angelina Jolie To Lead Summit To End The Cover-up Of Rape In Warzones

Angelina Jolie To Lead Summit To End The Cover-up Of Rape In Warzones

Angelina Jolie may be an award-winning actress as her “day job” but her lifetime role goes much deeper and further than what you see on a movie screen. She is […]

Girl on a Mission, Politics, Working Women

Revolutionary Teen Malala Is Our International Day Of The Girl Hero!

Revolutionary Teen Malala Is Our International Day Of The Girl Hero!

It hasn’t been the easiest journey for Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban in October 2012 for publicly supporting the rights of girls’ […]

Politics

Feminist & Football Fanatic Becomes Senegal’s New Prime Minister

Feminist & Football Fanatic Becomes Senegal’s New Prime Minister

se When you read about world news these days it is often dominated with ugly politics, threats of war, depressing statistics and more. Amongst all of this, there are beacons […]