Women Who Changed Our Planet

When it comes to environmentalism, why let Al Gore, Teddy Roosevelt, and John Muir take all the credit? Some of the most powerful voices documenting and studying our unique planet have been women. In many cases, these leading ladies pushed gender norms, stood up to patriarchal restrictions, and fought to make their voices heard in the national and international arena. Jane Goodall Photo by nick step via Flickr Born in 1934, Jane Goodall grew to love chimpanzees after being given a … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Inner Voice

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Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (ECLAC) – Care of Dependents

Care of Dependents Must Be Shared between State and Families Currently, most of this work falls to women only. Poll of opinion makers stresses the need for public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.   (August 2012) According to a study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (ECLAC), responsibility for the care of dependents (particularly children, the disabled, older adults and the sick) must be shared between the State and families, rather than … [Read more...]

Kenya,1 Million Dads against Gender-based Violence

Celebrating Campaign to mobilize one million dads against gender-based violence kicks off in Kenya On a bright Sunday afternoon in July, over a thousand people gathered in Nairobi’s Arboretum Park to launch a campaign that will see one million men join the fight against gender-based violence in Kenya. Part of the UN Secretary-General’s Africa UNiTE Campaign, the 1 Million Fathers initiative will be engaging men in their roles as fathers, brothers, husbands and friends. The launch on 15 … [Read more...]

Council on Women and Girls – Economy, Violence Awareness, and More‏

Friday, September 16, 2011 Weekly Women's Update Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights!   Greetings Everyone – This has been an extremely busy week here at The White House and around the country. One week after his speech to a joint session of Congress announcing the American Jobs Act, the President has sent this bill to Capitol Hill and has been traveling the country talking to Americans about what this would mean for job creation, if … [Read more...]

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