Essentially today, we are acknowledging that sex workers have the right to be free from violence, abuse, and discrimination. Just like anyone else. To accompany the policy's launch, we have also published four new reports looking at the plight of sex workers in Argentina, Hong Kong, Norway and Papua New Guinea. Overall the reports come to the same conclusion. Governments must do much more to protect sex workers from abuse. And criminalisation of sex work contributes to the denial and abuse of their human rights.
One of only four women in Jordan's 28-strong cabinet, Majd Shweikeh may have been brought into government by a tweet. A former CEO at telecoms companies Orange and Vtel, she took to social media to complain that there were less than half a dozen women on the board of trustees...
None of us can afford to stay silent when a woman is criminalized by her own providers for seeking urgent, necessary medical care in the setting of pregnancy.
"Durga" is a study on gender bias and the extreme discrimination against widows in India. It lays bare the hypocrisy of a society that chooses to shower adulation on one woman and extreme humiliation on another. The idea was to visually demonstrate how Goddess Durga is present in every woman, whether she belongs to the upper echelons of society, whether she's a middle-class working woman, a humble village girl or even a widow, who's so callously abandoned when her husband dies.
"Everyone can dream big," says Karolyn Evans, Senior Aerospace Engineer at Sierra Nevada, "but only those with hope will actually achieve it." Her education and career path have shown her that hoping means more than wishing; having hope means remembering that "there is...
Blue Ridge Parkway,
Mothers And Daughters,
My girls were waiting in the car. I slid in the driver's seat and directed my voice to the back, over the Shovels & Rope album playing: "Girls, I don't know what today will bring. I don't even really know where we are going. All I know, it will be an adventure."
As adults, it's all about having serious conversations, worrying about the future, talking about things we need to accomplish. When was the last time you really laughed out loud for real?
When was the last time you had a moment like Candace, and you put on a mask and just allowed yourself to laugh and have fun?
Before I had kids, I washed my hair every day. I know, I know, crazy right? But there was something about washing my hair that I just loved. Now, I'm lucky if I wash my hair once every three to four days. My new motto is, "a dirty hair day, is a great hat day!"
Dating Over 50,
How To Date,
Love Over 50,
Senior Dating Sites,
I'd like to share with you 8 tips about men that you can start using right away. I've had clients use this advice and go from zero dates to men falling over themselves to get to know them better.
At different points you find yourself re-evaluating the relationships with the people in your life. Sometimes this evaluation is forced upon us and other times it comes organically. For me the pruning of friendships came during a time of adversity. There's nothing like trials to show a persons true colors.
There may have been highlights, such as a wedding, birth, or some other special event that has really left a positive impression. But what about the bigger picture? If you could look back at your life on your 100th birthday, what would you tell others are the secrets to a good life?
Angela Mader is a self-proclaimed goal guru and type-A entrepreneur who thrives on new ideas, is driven by passion, and powered by coffee. She has taken what was once her own personal battle to fuel her passion for positively influencing the lives of others.
We've all experienced the stack of unsorted business cards looming on the corner of the desk. We say, "I'll get to them tomorrow," which turns into next week, which turns into next month - and then we just give up. We all know what happens next. Along comes another event and the pile continues to grow...
While wages have increased for young men graduating college by about 8.1% since 2000, wages for young women have fallen 6.8% in the same time period. The discrepancy, according to the EPI's report, is likely driven by men at the very top of the wage gap distribution earning more than ever.
I am the girl that loved fairy tales. From a young age, I loved the plot line- Girl meets Boy, something complicates the budding romance, the couple overcomes the odds, and they run off into the sunset happily ever after.
I started my business in June of 2012 because I had a love for upcycling and wanted to know that what I was doing would have a positive impact on the planet. (I make one-of-a-kind bow ties from an array of materials like board games and plastic. They can also be worn in the hair as a headband.)
Career & Money,
The Third Metric,
The level of stress and intense competition was at an all-time high. I was determined to become an architect no matter what -- not even being subjected to sexual harassment.
Gap Year Programs,
To anyone contemplating taking a gap year: I cannot urge strongly enough that there is no better way to transform yourself from a lost high school kid who thinks they've got a clue, to a young adult who's starting to get the idea that cluelessness is a necessary part of life.
Without the love I have found with my future spouse, all of the wedding-related things and experiences wouldn't bring an ounce of joy. The root of my happiness is Craig and our commitment -- not the tangible items.
Dismissing the gap year concept as another privilege of the 1 percent does a disservice to us all, as society would gain substantially from a generation of more engaged, self-directed and academically-motivated young people.