June 2013

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Jane Sloane

During the 2013 Women Deliver Conference, I had the opportunity and great pleasure to interview Jane Sloane, the Vice President of Programs for The Global Fund for Women. The Global Fund for Women is a grant-making foundation which supports women-led organizations worldwide. The Global Fund for Women

Musicians Unite Against Fistula

The Campaign to End Fistula, in collaboration with the Fistula Foundation and Mercy Ships, have been privileged with a brand new song by several well-known Senegalese singers, put together especially to raise awareness of obstetric fistula. The song was presented at the launch of the International Day

Men Care! How Fatherhood Can Enhance Gender Equality

By: Justine Stacey and Emma Saloranta Today many countries around the world are celebrating Father’s Day. Fathers are role models for their children – but the notion of what it means to be a “good father”, or a “good man”, isn’t always a straightforward thing.

G(irls)20 Summit in Russia: June 15 – 19

Today marks the first day of the G(irls)20 Summit in Moscow, Russia! The G(irls)20 Summit is for women aged 18 to 20. There are 21 delegates from 21 different countries: African Union, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan,

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Know Your Enemy

In the continuous struggle against gender based oppression, the media likes to present a black and white version of a story. It is far simpler, not to mention more comforting, when we can label good and evil and pit set heroes against set villains. Yet reality is

MEASURE FOR MEASURE: MUMBAI BANS LINGERIE MANNEQUINS

For centuries, humans are seen as the ‘most intelligent’ of the earth-dwellers, as organisms that possess the faculties to think, exhibit and control. Our mental faculties are meant set us apart from animals— giving us better control over our animalistic instincts and thereby lending sophistication

Girls' Globe interviews Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland

During the Women Deliver conference, I had the great pleasure and honor to interview Tarja Halonen, a woman who was the president of my own home country, Finland, for the past 12 years from 2000 to 2012. She was the 11th elected president of Finland,

Art with Heart: One Man's Journey to Empower Women through Photography

Within the realm of international development and women’s empowerment, we come across a lot of passionate people who have dedicated their lives to advocating change. When we hear about the injustices and atrocities affecting women and girls around the world, I’m often surprised more people

Girls' Globe Twitter Chat: Women Deliver Recap

Storify by GirlsGlobe After the Women Deliver 2013 conference last week, Girls’ Globe hosted a Twitter Chat to recap the conference days. Here’s the discussion! Women Deliver@WomenDeliver @GirlsGlobe recap of #WD2013 begins now, join in with #WDrecap! Thu, May 30 2013 07:02:09 ReplyRetweetFavorite Question 1:  What

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