Women can have it all if they fight for what they need. That was the message that came from a powerful woman who sparked a national debate last week about women and their success in the workplace and as mothers.
NEW YORK: US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has cited the example of Indian women entrepreneurs joining forces to secure micro-finance loans as she made a clarion call to achieving equal pay, ending sexual violence and providing equal opportunities to women across the world.
A little over a week ago, United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, New Jersey, to Denver was forced to divert midtrip because two passengers got into a fight over legroom. Since then, not one but two additional U.S. flights have been forced to make unplanned landings because of similar in-air squabbles. On Aug. 27, an American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris was diverted to Boston after a passenger began quarreling with the traveler in front of him over a reclining seat and, when the dispute escalated, grabbed the arm of a crew member.
KABUL — An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women’s rights to equality and protection from violence.
The sentences were part of a trial of 49 suspects, including 19 police officers, over the March 19 killing of the 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda who was beaten to death in a frenzied attack sparked by a bogus accusation that she had burned a copy of the Qur’an.
It’s not only a fundamental human right. Gender equality is also a stepping stone for economic growth and the wider development of society. At the 44th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, women leaders from across the globe joined forces at the Credit Suisse-sponsored “Women of Impact” dinner, exploring solutions to closing the gender gap and hearing from women on the front lines who are risking their lives to fight for change.
Charlottetown is mulling city-designated parking spots for pregnant women and new parents, raising questions as to where the line should be drawn on parking accommodation — and how such a thing would be enforced.
If implemented, Charlottetown may be the first Canadian city to reserve street parking downtown for expectant mothers and parents with small kids, something big box stores across the country have been doing for a while.