Olympian Salima Souakri became the new Secretary of State to the Minister of Youth and Sports, responsible for elite sport, within the Algerian government. Souakri participated in the Olympic Games four times and having won the prestigious Paris Tournament and ten African Champion titles. Souakri was also the first woman from Algeria and the Arab community to take part in the Olympic tournament.
Irish expert recently launched a new online antenatal course to help women across the world confidentially navigate a pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Researchers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin developed the course to allow women to have access to evidence-based and trustworthy information.
A recently released report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Bangladeshi rights group Odhikar calls for greater respect for the rights of women workers in the ready-made garment and construction sectors in Bangladesh.
Twenty years after the first woman took to the skies as Israel’s first combat pilot, Israel’s Air Force will soon have its first female F-35 pilot, sources have told The Jerusalem Post.
She will reportedly fly in the 116th squadron, nicknamed “Lions of the South,” based out of Nevatim in southern Israel.
The British and US Embassies to the Holy See are teaming up to host a virtual symposium in honour of the many women religious who carry out the Church’s mission to assist the poor and vulnerable.
Entitled “Women Religious on the Frontlines”, the one-hour, online event takes place on Tuesday, 23 June, at 11 AM.
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has entered into a partnership with Educate Global (EG) to support women-owned enterprises and build the resilience of value chains in essential industries.
Educate Global is a private equity manager focused on impact investments in midsized businesses in the Food, Health and Education sectors.
As part of Educate Global’s commitment to the Billion Dollar Fund for Women, they will work with the KEPSA management and its Gender and Youth Sector Board to build the investment potential of Women-owned enterprises in the Food, Health and Education sectors.
First lady Melania Trump on Monday announced she would be launching an artwork-focused project for children to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote.
The 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was adopted on August 18, 1920.
The “Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” initiative will solicit drawings from children between grades 3 and 12 depicting imagery related to the suffrage movement and culminate in a White House art exhibit opening later this summer, according to a news release.