f our gender might have ever worked against us in other circumstances, this time it went in our favour. Most of the artisans that we work with to create our handmade products are women -- of all ages and skill levels.
Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also exists to remind people that globally there is still much to be done to accelerate gender parity.
I pledge to continue my work to end violence against women and to raise my children, particularly my boys, to see vulnerability as a strength. I pledge, with my husband, to model a family where men are valued for their equal role in unpaid care work and where women equally able to be the breadwinner, if they so chose. What will you do?
At the going rate (read: a snail's pace), it will take another 118 years (until 2133) to close the economic gap between men
Women across the world are still being denied careers and education, sometimes in the name of religion, but always because of prejudice. So we need action now, not just more attention, as we mark International Women's Day on March 7. There is still a mountain to climb.
International Women's Day is just weeks away and the theme for this year's campaign is 'gender parity'. It's shocking that
As Christine Lagarde, mother, head of the IMF and star of the global stage arrives at Davos this week, Hannah Haciku mother, entrepreneur and village authority will be working hard to feed and clothe her three children in Kenya. Two women, two very different lives. Christine may face a glass ceiling, the one Hannah faces is more like a steel one.
A new generation, a new era and a new agenda needs to be set forth. Female-centric diplomacy that empowers women globally at all levels is the key to a seismic shift in modern foreign policy, and a step-change towards a more collaborative, empathetic and inclusive world.