Women birth the world

Monday, Aug 25 2008...more

The Four Important C's to Consider When Purchasing a Diamond

If you are planning to invest in a quality piece of diamond jewelry, are you aware that there are several things that need to be considered before your final purchase?...more

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Address on Internet Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a major address at the Newseum in Washington DC on January 21. She spoke in favor of uncensored access to the Internet and elaborated on the position the U.S. has taken regarding Internet freedom. ...more

Seven Tips to Consider When Purchasing Jewelry While on Vacation

You have heard the expression "buyer beware". When you are on vacation and venture out to shop, especially for jewelry, there are a few key things that you need to be aware in order to make sure that you are safe and that you are not being ripped off. ...more

Help Choose Nine Women To Run the World

By Carol Muske Dukes...more

The "Value" of Females

My brother-in-law and his wife are expecting a baby in June. After they had the 20 week ultrasound, he called to tell me it was a girl. I asked him how they felt about that. "Actually, we are excited because we both hoped for a girl," he said. ...more

Many cultures have engaged in female infanticide.  Inevitably it creates destabilized ...more

Maternal Health in Haiti: Why Women and Children Should Come First

I've been reflecting, recently, on my birth experiences with my daughter and my son. They were difficult births - my son's, very difficult - and I've been thinking about how the challenges of those birth experiences shape my general experience as a mother, if at all. And I've been thinking about what a luxury that is, to be able to reflect on all the nuances of the how of giving birth successfully, when for many women, the question is only if. There are too many women in Haiti right now who don't know whether they'll be able to successfully birth their children. ...more

I disagree that medical triage should be done to always put women and children ...more

Would a Fifth UN Women's Conference Make a Difference?

Jean Shinoda Bolen is asking you to sign a petition for a Fifth UN World Conference on Women. Said petition would be delivered to the UN Secretary-General, to the chair of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and to the woman who will be appointed to head the new women's "super-agency" in March 2010. Shinoda Bolen explains: ...more

The House Hunt

Since January of this year, we have viewed over 70 properties in the south west of London. We have seen overpriced tiny flats, reasonably priced fixer upper maisonettes, and outrageously prices terraced houses. We even managed to make offers on several properties that, although not exactly what we were looking for, were not too bad and were within our meagre budget. These properties, it turned out, were well beyond our reach. Despite a 20% fall in London housing prices since the start of the recession, sellers in London are holding out....more

The Plan

My 29th birthday has come and gone and like most birthdays nothing much happened. In the USA the 5th of November is not a special day - it is too far past Halloween to warrant a costume party and weirdly the only notable event it is close to is Election Day. However, ever since I have moved to London my birthday gets celebrated by all of the British public with an extraordinary fireworks display. The fireworks are not really for me, obviously, they are to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night....more