Women and the World - Meredith Ann O’Connell

The increasing prevalence of women-only services
Jul 16

The increasing prevalence of women-only services

In Dubai, a pink ambulance which exclusively serves women can now be seen driving around the Deira district responding to emergency calls. In June,...

Read More
Women and the Barriers to a STEM Career
Jul 09

Women and the Barriers to a STEM Career

The international FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition will see young teams from around the world face off on July 16th in Washington, D.C....

Read More
No, women do not enjoy street harassment
Jul 02

No, women do not enjoy street harassment

Do women enjoy being harassed on the street? Do they enjoy having strange men whistle or call out inappropriate comments about their physical...

Read More
The invisible women
Jun 25

The invisible women

They are called the “Invisible Women,” and yet there are an estimated 258.5 million widows around the world.  According to the...

Read More
Woman, constantly interrupted
Jun 18

Woman, constantly interrupted

Permission to speak? It didn’t seem to be the case for U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, who was interrupted, mid-question, by a man at a Senate...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
 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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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....

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More