By Cat Swartbooi
U.S President Joe Biden has named Karine Jean-Pierre as his newest top spokesperson-the first black woman who has held the role.
This groundbreaking announcement underscores Biden’s emphasis on placing black women in positions of power. She joins incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Vice President Kamala Harris and a handful of officials and prominent judges that the Biden administration has appointed.
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $275 million to women’s healthcare provider Planned Parenthood, the largest gift from a single donor in the organization’s more than 100-year history, Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday, 23 March 2022.
By Tanya Maswaure
E. Rabab Fatima is a Bangladeshi diplomat who has held several executive leadership positions, including serving as the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations. She has worked in international relations for over 25 years. Her electronic footprint might be sparse, but her impact in all the organizations she works with reaches beyond what the internet can report. Most recently, she was appointed as the President of the U.N. Women Executive Board.
A U.S. patient with leukaemia has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes AIDS, researchers reported on Tuesday.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Wednesday named University of Michigan provost Susan Collins as its next chief, making her the first Black woman to lead a regional Fed bank and delivering a measure of new diversity to U.S. central bank leadership.
Pope Francis on Sunday decried the genital mutilation of millions of girls and the trafficking of women for sex, including openly on city streets, so that others can make money off them.
On Wednesday, 2 February 2022, the Taliban said they have reopened public universities for women students in six of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, a move marking a major concession to international demands by the country’s new rulers.