VOGUE.COM: Jonathan Van Meter reports It is a dreary morning in early October in Washington, D.C., and perhaps because Hillary Rodham Clinton is wearing a black Oscar de la Renta suit on such a colorless day, she seems somber. I had trailed her for nearly two weeks this summer in Africa and then again in [...]
My Lords, I welcome the gracious Speech and the speeches of noble Lords across the House who spoke yesterday. I want to mention a few items today: the Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill, Afghanistan, the international aid Bill and the G20. I declare an interest as patron of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and a [...]
A GUEST POST BY MARY DALEY YERRICK Rebecca Lolosoli is an extraordinary community leader. More than a matriarch of a life-transforming group, she is the glue that holds it together. Samburu women are among the most marginalized groups in Kenya. With a low status in society, scarce access to education, they are last to receive [...]
A GUEST POST BY WENCHI YU Human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, is one of the most egregious violations of human rights and crimes. Women, men, and children are the face of victims, most often found in forced sexual and labor exploitation. No countries are immune to human trafficking. According to various UN reports, [...]
My intention in writing this blog is to bring to the forefront of people’s minds issues of inequality, human rights and human trafficking. These issues are happening daily and we need to be more conscious of them to bring pressure on civil society, the private sector and governments around the world to campaign to eliminate [...]
A GUEST POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER — Recently, I travelled to Accra, Ghana to participate as a speaker and trainer in a two-day economic summit, co-sponsored by Vital Voices, the Eagle Women’s Empowerment Club (EWEC), a club of 450 Ghanaian women who own small and medium-sized businesses, and the Exxon Mobil Foundation.
A GUEST POST BY AVILA KILMURRAY – I was recently at the Windsor Women’s Centre – located in the Village area of south-west Belfast – a largely loyalist community of traditional mill houses that have outlasted the linen mills that they were built to serve. It is an area that experiences high rates of unemployment; [...]
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Two Pulitzer Prize winners expose the most pervasive human rights violation of our era—the oppression of women in the developing world—and tell us what we can do about it. Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live [...]