Blog Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: gender equality

PeaceTimes »

[23 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Women in the Boardroom, Women in the Kitchen: CSW55

by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Because I am a woman, I’ve spent part of every day for the last 45 years thinking about what I’m going to feed my family. Because I’m a middle-class American, I have never had to think about how I will feed them. Many Americans do, along with many, many other women around the world.
Right now we are hearing nothing from the US Congress―with women in 93 of its 541 seats―about family meals or the jobs that buy them. They’re caught up in budget-cutting instead. …

PeaceTimes »

[23 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
<em>Taking Action</em>: CSW Smorgasbord

by Kimberly Weichel
I’m delighted to send you this article from New York, where I am participating in the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings held at the UN. This is the first week and it is an extraordinary experience to share with thousands of our sisters as we focus on an array of key issues affecting women. There are formal sessions held at the UN, and then a smorgasbord of programs organized by NGOs held near the UN. There is so much to attend it is …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[23 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
2010 Peace Media Award Goes to Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn has a long list of inspirational accomplishments, all of which set her apart as an innovative leader and influential changemaker.
Among her successes, WuDunn was the first Asian American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, which she won with her husband Nicholas Kristof for their reporting from the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. More recently, WuDunn co-authored (again, with her husband) the movement-inspiring book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
In Half the Sky, WuDunn and Kristof journey with readers through Africa and …

Headline, PeaceTimes »

[8 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
<em>PeaceTimes</em> Edition 102. Beijing + 15, MDG – 5: What Have We Gained?

By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Here I go again, taking on another vast, global topic, from one generalist’s limited perspective, in an informal essay just a few pages long. The better to invite YOUR diverse perspectives, my dears! I’m opening the conversation, noting what strikes me on a too-quick survey of available information, omitting volumes, and anticipating full, formal reports that will be coming out later this year. Read, react, add, correct, and talk back, please.
I do have my nerve―but then so do the United Nations and its member states. …