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Kerry Moscogiuri

Sex Workers Have the Right to Be Free From Violence, Abuse, and Discrimination - Just Like Anyone Else

Kerry Moscogiuri | May 26, 2016 | UK
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.

The woman driving a digital revolution in the Middle East

Apolitical | May 26, 2016 | Women
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...
Pooja Mehta

The Medical Community Must Come to the Defense of Purvi Patel

Pooja Mehta | May 26, 2016 | Politics
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.
Sharmistha Dutta

PHOTOS: Glimpsing Durga Among India's Abandoned Widows

Sharmistha Dutta | May 26, 2016 | India
"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.
Carol J. Carter

Hope, Dreams and Aerospace

Carol J. Carter | May 26, 2016 | Women
"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...
Blair Smith

Tenkara On Small Streams: Teaching Kids Fly Fishing, Respect for Conservation and a Mother's Love

Blair Smith | May 25, 2016 | Women
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."
David Wygant

The Power Of Laughter And Tapping Your Inner Chewbacca

David Wygant | May 25, 2016 | Women
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?
Shea Curry

4 Things I Cared About Before Having Kids

Shea Curry | May 25, 2016 | Parents
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!"
Lisa Copeland

8 Tips That Will Fill Your Calendar With Great Guys

Lisa Copeland | May 25, 2016 | Women
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.
Venessa Marie Perry

The Top 5 Women Friends You Need In Your Life

Venessa Marie Perry | May 25, 2016 | Women
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.
Lisa Cox

3 Secrets To A Good Life (From a 100 Year-Old Woman)

Lisa Cox | May 25, 2016 | Good News
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?
Bri Seeley

The Inspirational Woman Project: Angela Mader

Bri Seeley | May 25, 2016 | Women
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.
Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC

Transform That Nagging Stack of Business Cards into Opportunities

Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC | May 25, 2016 | Women
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...
Margarita Hakobyan

Gender Pay Gap Continues To Widen for Recent College Grads

Margarita Hakobyan | May 25, 2016 | College
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.
Tamara Grant

Falling In Love With Potential

Tamara Grant | May 25, 2016 | Women
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.
Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC

Staying Aligned Through Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC | May 25, 2016 | Women
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.)
Sally Swanson

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | May 25, 2016 | Women
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.
Piper Jenne

How My Gap Year Transformed Me From Lost High School Kid to Prepared Young Adult

Piper Jenne | May 25, 2016 | College
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.
Natalie Brooke

Getting Married Is Not an Accomplishment, But Finding Happiness (In Any Form) Is

Natalie Brooke | May 25, 2016 | Weddings
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.
Julia Rogers

The Inherent Value in Gap Years for All Students, Not Just the 1 Percent

Julia Rogers | May 25, 2016 | College
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.
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