Women and the World - Meredith Ann O’Connell

Preexisting conditions
May 21

Preexisting conditions

There is a veritable assault on women’s health taking place in the United States. First, in April President Donald Trump met exclusively with a...

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To be her own guardian
May 07

To be her own guardian

Saudi Arabia ‘s election to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women a few weeks ago caused quite a stir. The international...

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 The “Lady-Oriented” movie genre
Apr 30

The “Lady-Oriented” movie genre

“The story is lady-oriented, their fantasy above life,” read the Indian Central Board of Film Certification’s letter denying the...

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Dress codes and the messages they convey
Apr 23

Dress codes and the messages they convey

Last year, a British woman named Nicola Thorpe was sent home from work for not wearing high heels. Her subsequent petition to change the law, which...

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This is Why Women Shouldn’t Just Quit their Jobs
Apr 16

This is Why Women Shouldn’t Just Quit their Jobs

“She can find another job. Why doesn’t she just quit?” Sexual harassment in the workplace is something that far too many women have...

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Depression and the gender gap
Apr 09

Depression and the gender gap

Depression is the main cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), which chose to highlight...

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Leveling the playing field
Apr 02

Leveling the playing field

When sportswear giant Nike announced a few weeks ago that it was introducing the Nike Pro Hijab, the reactions were varied and somewhat predictable....

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Too dangerous to leave?
Mar 26

Too dangerous to leave?

The most dangerous time in an abusive relationship is the moment the woman decides to leave.  When the woman finds the courage to leave, the...

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Stop The Robbery and Give Women their 23 Cents
Mar 19

Stop The Robbery and Give Women their 23 Cents

Every March the Commission on the Status of Women meets for two weeks to discuss women’s progress and emerging issues. The Commission, which...

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A day without women
Mar 12

A day without women

What would the world be like without women? On March 8th, International Women’s Day, cities and towns across the United States got a glimpse of...

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Her story needs to be told
Mar 05

Her story needs to be told

History is by and large the story of men.  It is the story of their accomplishments, a story where women are rarely mentioned. It is men’s...

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Financial literacy a must for women
Feb 26

Financial literacy a must for women

How many times do we hear women say, “I’m terrible at math?” I know I have said it too many times to count. It is a widely held...

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Reserved seating
Feb 19

Reserved seating

Is it possible to progress and at the same time go backwards? This question crossed my mind when I read that Air India recently launched women-only...

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Keeping families safe
Feb 12

Keeping families safe

This week Russia and Ireland debated the criminalization of domestic violence in their respective legislation. Each country proposed laws that will...

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World Hijab Day inspires compassion, dialogue
Feb 05

World Hijab Day inspires compassion, dialogue

In recognition of the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab, women of all faiths came together February 1st to tie one on for World...

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The women’s march on Washington
Jan 29

The women’s march on Washington

4.8 million feminists, 673 cities and 7 continents. The morning of January 21st, women, children and men came together across the globe to stand in...

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Making Feminism a Priority at the United Nations
Jan 22

Making Feminism a Priority at the United Nations

“Where are the women? Are they represented? Are they around the table?” Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom recently asked during a...

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2017 the Year for Saudi women
Jan 15

2017 the Year for Saudi women

Three women wearing niqabs get into the back of the SUV. A few seconds later, their driver gets in the front seat: a round-faced, smiling little boy....

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