The Best & Worst Places in the World to Be a Working Woman

The Economist’s glass-ceiling index measures gender equality in the labour market By THE DATA TEAM – March 8, 2017 March 8th is International Women’s Day, a date designated by the UN to celebrate and advocate for women’s rights. To provide a benchmark for progress on gender equality in the labour market, The Economist has published …

The tour of Mexico’s First Female Indigenous Presidential Candidate

Marichuy. Photo credit: Desinformemonos Something subtle happens as the spokeswoman of the Indigenous Council of Government travels through the Zapatista communes or caracoles in the state of Chiapas. Since the beginning of her tour on October 14, we were able to witness, for the first time in 23 years, Zapatista militants and sympathizers greeting a …

Sexual harassment and the sharing economy: the dark side of working for strangers

Women working for companies like Uber and DoorDash say they have been groped, threatened and harassed by customers. Their stories highlight how technology connects strangers – and opens the door for abuse by Sam Levin in San Francisco When a male customer grabbed Melissa’s breast, she didn’t bother reporting it to DoorDash, the on-demand food …

Thousands Commemorate Anniversary of Srebrenica Killings

Over 20,000 people gathered at the Srebrenica memorial site in Bosnia to mourn those killed in the July 1995 massacres and bury 71 more victims whose bodies were identified over the past year. Huge crowds of mourners gathered on Tuesday (11-7-2017) at the Srebrenica memorial site for the commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the …

What American Women Can Learn From Liberia’s Female President

By Lucy Feldman – April 14, 2017 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf rode a powerful wave of feminism to lead her country Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only female presidential candidate in recent memory to run against a man with popular appeal but little to no political experience. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf faced off against professional football player George …