Afghanistan: Security Council condemns Taliban’s ban on women working for UN

[ad_1] The resolution passed unanimously by the 15-member body in New York, calls for the “full, equal, meaningful and safe participation of women and girls in Afghanistan”, and urges all countries and organisations with influence on the fundamentalist rulers of the country, “to promote an urgent reversal” of policies which have in effect erased women from … Read more

As Interest in Wellness Stirs Up the Cocktail World, This Executive Gets Her Shot

[ad_1] “Transforming Spaces” is a series about women driving change in sometimes unexpected places. On any given weeknight, you might find Heidi Dillon hopping around Manhattan or San Francisco, ducking into bars and settling in at one of them for two-plus hours, grilling the bartender on various products and cocktails. But there’s a caveat. She … Read more

New report shows 90 per cent of adolescent girls in low-income economies are offline

[ad_1] “Closing the digital divide between girls and boys is about more than just having access to the internet and technology. It’s about empowering girls to become innovators, creators, and leaders,” said UNICEF Director of Education Robert Jenkins. “If we want to tackle gender gaps in the labour market, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields (or STEM), we must … Read more