The wife of CPP/ANC Standard Bearer, Mrs Teresa Cummings, has stressed the need for women’s economic empowerment and to equip girls with vocational skills that will make them productive citizens.
The Palestine Technical College has launched a new project, “Education for All”, to support and integrate women and girls with disabilities, particularly deaf and hard-of-hearing women and girls in Gaza.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is currently reaching out to states to develop and implement comprehensive policies to better protect indigenous women and girls’ human rights.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has commenced the distribution of over $200,000 worth of equipment to 226 female graduates of a USAID-supported entrepreneurship and vocational training program.
The Founder of Lustre Designs Corporation, Vindya Perera, has won the Outstanding Young Women Entrepreneur of the Year award under the Women Leadership Category at the South Asia Business Excellence Awards held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, Bangladesh recently.
Obstetrician-gynecologist Nafis Sadik, who was widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful advocates for women’s reproductive rights, passed away at 92. Sadik was the first woman to lead the UN Population Fund when she was appointed to the position in 1987.
India is a success story in aviation diversity since female pilots are no longer uncommon there. In 1989, Nivedita Bhasin became the youngest commercial airline captain in the world. Still, the Indian pilot vividly remembers those formative years when other crew members would nudge her into the cockpit so that customers wouldn’t feel uneasy seeing a woman piloting their aircraft.