Working Mothers’ Challenges: How to Meet Them #workingmothers #damemagazine

Say the phrase, “working mother,” and watch Lisa Keller cringe. Not because she doesn’t believe in the working mother—after all, she is one—but because the phrase is a tautology. There hasn’t been a time in history where women haven’t worked. “One of the great, great fallacies in Western civilization is that women have come into […]

Study: Less Corruption in Countries Where More Women in Government #womeningovernment #lesscorruption

Women argue this is true. Now a study proves women are at better at governing. The new research is the most comprehensive study on this topic and looks at the implications of the presence of women in other occupations as including the shares of women in the labor force, clerical positions, and decision making positions […]

Muslim Dolls to Inspire Girls ##muslimdolls #salamsisters

The idea for Salam Sisters started with Zileej’s co-founder Peter Gould. He was looking for dolls for his two young daughters that would help them feel empowered and connected to their family’s Muslim identity. “He wanted to create representative toys that they would love,” Mohammed recalled. “With messages and stories that would inspire them to […]

Preventing Unsafe Abortion: 25 million worldwide #unsafeabortions # WHO

Key facts Between 2010–2014: On average, 56 million induced (safe and unsafe) abortions occurred worldwide each year. There were 35 induced abortions per 1000 women aged between 15–44 years. 25% of all pregnancies ended in an induced abortion. The rate of abortions was higher in developing regions than in developed regions. Around 25 million unsafe […]

Worst Countries in the World for Women #worstcountriesforwomen

While the Nordic countries dominate the best countries for women’s list, the lowest-ranking countries on the index are historically more unstable and volatile. Researchers: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo’s Global Women, Peace and Security Index. The index measures women’s well-being — based on factors such as […]