Women and the World - Meredith Ann O’Connell

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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Policewomen play an essential role in protecting citizens
Jan 08

Policewomen play an essential role in protecting citizens

With a nod to gender equality, the Royal Oman Police have started 2017 by appointing the first female officer to head an Omani police station....

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Young girls and the effects of harassment
Dec 25

Young girls and the effects of harassment

Two shocking studies have been released that highlight the prevalence of sexual harassment. And while the unfortunate ubiquity of sexual—and...

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Beauty salon talk turns serious
Dec 18

Beauty salon talk turns serious

A trip to the salon may seem like an unlikely place to discuss domestic violence (DV). Yet in the United States, the state of Illinois is aiming...

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Women’s crisis advocacy training
Dec 11

Women’s crisis advocacy training

Bahrain-based Women’s Crisis Care International (WCCI) celebrated a new milestone last week: its third advocate-training program.  On...

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Stop Telling Women to Hide Their Bruises
Dec 04

Stop Telling Women to Hide Their Bruises

The Moroccan daily ladies show  Sabahiyat featured a demonstration recently on how to use make-up. However, this was no normal make-up tutorial,...

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The Women Fighting Against VAW
Nov 27

The Women Fighting Against VAW

On November 25, the international community marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. As I reflected on the day, I...

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All the Single Ladies
Nov 20

All the Single Ladies

It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks for female politicians at the polls. Like the United States, the country of Moldova also lost out on its...

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A Defeat for the American Woman
Nov 13

A Defeat for the American Woman

“And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and...

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