Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.Watch Video
Including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. A smear campaign against Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz accuses her of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape. The second part of our series on food security investigates the transportation of goods.Watch Video
"Laverne & Shirley" star says the female stars were paid half as much as the male starsWatch Video
Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost ...
A recent study found that women join the Islamic state group not just to become 'jihadi wives', but instead to be part of a ...
A few days ago, I was asked to leave the TEDWomen conference in Monterey, CA because I had brought my nursing infant with me. The staff politely explained that it has long been a rule at TED that children are not permitted at the conferences. I had been looking forward to the gathering for months, and felt embarrassed and disappointed. I had little choice but to pack up my things, change my plane ticket, and get ready to leave. Sitting in my hotel room, feeling dejected and waiting for our taxi to the airport, I tweeted about what had happened.
In a move welcomed as a step in the right direction by international advocates, outgoing Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has signed a bill officially banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). The Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015, which was passed by the Nigerian Senate earlier in May, also will prevent men from leaving their families without proving financial support, according to Reuters.
Buenos Aries - One was beaten to death because she got pregnant. Another was stabbed to death in a jealous rage. Another had her throat slit because she asked for a divorce.
Putting out tampons in ladies’ loos isn’t particularly controversial. But when such a simple gesture is celebrated with blogs and its own Twitter handle (#tamponclub), and is the subject of speeches on gender equality, it speaks volumes about the technology sector.
This week on PBS' To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, a documentary edition discussing diversity in the Foreign Service.
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This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the fourth wave of feminism, the social media campaign #rapehoax, and part two of our series on food security.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.
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