Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
Vacuuming the carpet, making the bed, cooking dinner, or using room freshener may be hazardous to women’s health. These activities all release potentially harmful allergens and pollutants. However household air pollution is not regulated, putting respiratory health at risk.
WASHINGTON (April 20) – Dorothy Irene Height, long-time civil rights activist, chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and "godmother of the women's movement," died of natural causes 3:41 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Howard University Hospital, 27 days after her 98th birthday.
The 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18) is a review session focusing on five thematic areas: Transport, Waste Management, Chemicals, Mining, and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production Patterns (SCP). If you need accreditation, please contact us ASAP: WEDOwill be pleased to add you to our delegation list if you send your full name, organization, title, full contact information and a short description of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned to our website for event announcements - We look forward to seeing you at CSD!
NEW YORK, NY (March 24, 2010) - Girls Incorporated, the nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold and the oldest girl-centered organization in the United States, is delighted to announce that First Lady Michelle Obama has agreed to serve as the organization's Honorary Board Chair.
In this role, Mrs. Obama will lend her support to the ongoing work of Girls Inc., particularly around creating opportunities and resources for girls to learn and grow, to navigate the unique challenges they face growing up, and to discover their potential as leaders with the courage and vision to change the world.
Too often, discussions about Comprehensive Immigration Reform fail to acknowledge the important economic contributions of the more than 18.9 million foreign-born women currently residing and working in the United States.
India, Brazil and South Africa, known collectively as the IBSA, issued a joint statement, which highlights their commitment to democratic values and to strengthening their cooperation in several fields.
Among other issues, the leaders reaffirmed the importance of promoting gender equality by empowering women, increasing their participation in economic activities, and promoting and implementing policies to fight gender discrimination. They also emphasized the need to continue to strengthen international human rights law, in order to eliminate other forms of discrimination, such as racism and xenophobia.
Scouting has come to New York’s private schools, a world known more for couture and expensive co-ops than for cookies and campcraft. Schools with newly formed troops include Chapin, Berkeley Carroll, Brearley, Dalton, Packer Collegiate, Spence and Trinity.
Scouting’s newfound popularity among the private schools, some suggest, is a reaction against life lived on the Internet.