Where are Women Likely to be the Boss? Who’s the lead country? Jamaica. USA? 15th Place

Promoting gender equality at the workplace is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do. A growing body of evidence shows that utilizing the skills and talent of both men and women is beneficial for enterprises and for society in general. This study (http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/—publ/documents/publication/wcms_334882.pdf) finds that over the past […]

Angelina Jolie: a time so dark, even a star might not shed enough light

January 25, 2015 KHANKE, Iraq — I HAVE visited Iraq five times since 2007, and I have seen nothing like the suffering I’m witnessing now. I came to visit the camps and informal settlements where displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees are desperately seeking shelter from the fighting that has convulsed their region. In almost four […]

Want to understand equality and reality? Here’s a short video that’s clear and smart.

What we understand and what is real often differ because, quite frankly, we can’t know everything. When we clear the drama, history as the way it should be and the politics, some facts and goals are crystal clear. This is a video for anyone anywhere on the planet explaining how we can achieve gender equality. […]

Definition of optimism? Resilience? Today a Holocaust survivor says, “I am ending my life happy.”

When I was a middle-school teacher, and we read Anne Frank’s diary, I asked the class to show what the Holocaust meant to them. One girl made a collage I will never forget. On a black 11×14 piece of construction paper she pasted the letters G-O-N-E. The 70th anniversary of the Holocaust liberation of Auschwitz […]

George Lucas: “Girls Go to the Movies Just Like Anyone Else”

A start: Finally, male creators are looking beyond their own gender. Let’s hope it becomes a habit, the idea that each of us shares a need for imaginative voyages. Comment by Andrea Following Article by Anita Little, associate editor at Ms. magazine. It looks like the trend of gender-balanced children’s movies might be here to stay. Friday […]

The Hunting Ground Trailer– Film on the Epidemic of Rape on US College Campuses (& Everywhere): How Women Fought Back

The same problem that is faced by girls and women who are not college students is gaining attention because of the illusion that some places are totally safe for females. Remember that even if you are not in college, you have the right to be safe and strong. The Hunting Ground film is a startling […]

A Foodie? Heard of Food Chains? Who pays before we do? A new film.

In this film exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. The film’s Executive Producers include Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser. There is more interest in […]