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Emma Watson Nails UN Women Speech on Gender Equality

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is Emma Watson’s powerful ‪ speech she gave at the United Nations over the weekend calling for gender equality ‪ and a redefinition of feminism. I highly recommend it!       Tabby Biddle is a celebrated women’s leadership coach and well-known voice speaking out for the human […]

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Happy Birthday Gloria Steinem, Mother of Feminism

PHOTO CREDIT: Marnie Joyce via Creative Commons License Today is Gloria Steinem’s 80th birthday. The mother of the women’s movement. The Mother of Feminism (Second Wave, that is). She, who paved the pathway for our physical, psychological, political, social, economic and vocal liberation in the 21st century. While Gloria opened the door for us, she […]

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Jane Goodall spoke about hope during the opening evening of the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit on September 20 in New York. Photo by Lori Waselchuk/Magazines OUT.

Getting Back to the Mother of Mother Nature

Where are women’s voices on the issue of climate change? I met a woman last week during the UN General Assembly in New York who impressed upon me how deeply interconnected climate change is with global development. “If we don’t address climate change, any gains in infrastructure, health, education, women’s empowerment, you name it, can […]

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UN Leaders: Are You Thinking Enough About Gender Equality?

The 68th Session of the UN General Assembly will take place this week in New York. Global leaders will be gathering with good intention to set a new course for a sustainable future. One of the most anticipated events of the week is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s presentation of his recommendations for the post-2015 development agenda. […]

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First 100 Days of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the former deputy president of South Africa, was sworn in late last month as the new Executive Director of UN Women. She replaces Michele Bachelet, who stepped down to run for the presidency in her native Chile. As Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka settles into her new office in New York, her agenda for the first […]

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The Paradox Around Female Sexuality

In many parts of the world women are valued based on their chastity. Whether you are in India, the Middle East, or even in the United States, there is a religious and cultural obsession with female virginity. The irony is that if a woman is found to not be a virgin (whether true or not), […]

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