Nobel Peace Prize
An image of a 13-year-old holding her pet guinea pig has scooped this year's National Portrait Gallery photographic prize
We must - consistently - support women in Afghanistan who are working at great personal peril to ensure that their government supports the building of a more democratic and decent society. Our government must also use its influence to ensure that Afghani women's voices are centre stage rather than side-lined or given tokenistic and ineffective attention.
As the results of the 2011 election begin to emerge, Ellen and Liberia are about to embark on the next step in their future. But whatever the outcome, Merlin is committed to doing everything in our power to save lives and improve the health of a wonderful nation.
I was reading American Elle last weekend (there's an advantage to reading fashion magazines from overseas: I'm physically unable to access most of the clothes they tell me I should buy), however, for once it wasn't the shopping pages that stopped me in my tracks, it was the editor's letter. In it, editor-in-chief Robbie Myers had suggested that rather than use the word feminist, women should start referring to themselves as feminine-istas. I can see where she's coming from, fashion it up and perhaps we'd all be less embarrassed about labeling ourselves as such. But why should we feel embarrassed in the first place?
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to three female campaigners – the first time a woman has won for seven years. Yemeni
Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded by a committee in Norway for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to three women "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for
Thus far, America has retaliated by claiming the lives of over 1,000,000 people around the globe. Wars - some blatant, some covert - in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen have allowed the US to flex its militaristic muscle and send a message to the world; 'We are not to be messed with'.