I am listening to you (Rand Paul) on CNN trying to dirty Hillary's campaign by bringing up Bill's women abuse, how dare you, you angry little punk, you have allowed our legislature to forget women, try to defund Planned Parenthood, you didn't pass laws giving women equal pay for equal work, we are still making 76 cents on the dollar, and you do nothing. How dare you try to look like you give a rip about women. Women will vote in our next President, and it won't be you or Trump, it will be a woman....more
Seems like not a day goes by that somebody or other doesn't crawl out of the woodwork with an announcement about their candidacy for President in the 2016 election. For the most part, there's not a lot of diversity on the ballot - it's mostly older white men. (Or as we say inside the Beltway, pale, stale and male.) So far, 10% of the candidates are women: Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina. That's something... I suppose. ...more
As World Radio Day is observed globally, we highlight how UN Women and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters are raising awareness of critical issues through a series of co-productions for the Beijing+20 anniversary.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and while mental health concerns affect everyone, women face distinct challenges. Women possess unique biochemical and hormonal influences that predispose them to certain mental illnesses, and they respond differently to environmental stresses....more
Admit it. Sometimes you just really wanted to say “no”.To attending a programme that you know can’t end fast enough to allow you to leave. To delivering a speech that someone asked you to make. To performing at a concert or being the godparent for someone’s child. Sometimes it’s as simple as running an errand for someone else that would mean carving some time out of your much-anticipated day off, when you promised that you would busy yourself doing nothing....more
Over five years ago, I had the delightful surprise to learn I was pregnant after only being married a few weeks. At this point in my life, I had concentrated on little else but career, education and more career. A graduate of Douglass College, the largest women’s college in the United States, my education instilled in me a sense of pride at following a path historically limited to the women who came before me. I was driven and my pursuit of success was rewarded by increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. So, my pregnancy presented an interesting fork in th...more
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