Guest article from Women for Women UK “I cannot make up my mind about International Women’s Day – I love it and I hate it. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to highlight injustice, inequality and the need for change, but we need to do that every day! Women’s rights are not just for 8 March, just like a puppy is not just for Christmas!” – Brita … Continue reading Why Do We Need an International Women’s Day?
The following is a guest post from Women for Women International. Forty years ago Iraqi women and men were equal under the law. Since the early 1990s however, women have seen their rights curtailed and their participation in areas of society and freedom of expression dramatically inhibited. There has been a sharp decline in female literacy, women are discriminated against in the law by giving … Continue reading Short Documentary Made by Four Iraqi Women Highlights New Challenges
In listening to a talk last week in Atlanta given by Dr. Jacob Kumaresan, the Executive Director, WHO Office at the United Nations in New York, I learned a fascinating statistic about vaccine effectiveness. In 1980 before the mass roll-out of vaccines there was one child death per second from deadly, yet preventable diseases like pneumonia, rotavirus, and measles. By 2000 the death rate was … Continue reading Vaccine Effectiveness – 1980 Through Today
You might remember last week that we spread the word about Women for Women International’s Join Me on the Bridge campaign. We are thrilled to announce that Women for Women International wrote to say that our social media push helped them “reach tens of thousands of people, which is truly incredible!” Our contact at Women for Women International also wrote this morning to say, “thanks … Continue reading Women for Women’s Successful Join Me on the Bridge Campaign
Right now, as I write this, there is a woman who is being ravaged by the atrocities of war. She is like many women whose lives have been irreparably damaged by war and like countless women around the world she teeters on the brink of having lost everything, having no voice and no hope. Thankfully, Women for Women International works tirelessly for these women. We … Continue reading Join Me on the Bridge – Women for Women International