Author page: Kate Schembri

Successful Women Share Their Best Career Advice

By Kate Lopaze Everyone—women, men, old, young—can use some guidance in their careers. Mentorship has long been established as a huge difference-maker, especially for people just starting out or people embarking on a new professional path. This level of support has proven especially beneficial for professional women, who do best when they’re able to get insight and advice from other…

Women’s Rights To Take Center Stage In 2020

World leaders, civil society and the private sector are preparing to make 2020 the biggest year yet for the advancement of women’s rights. Over the course of the year, thousands of people are expected to attend high-level UN events and forums in Mexico City and Paris to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing platform for action, a landmark agreement to end gender…

Michelle Williams’s Speech on Women’s Rights at Golden Globes

By Katherine Schaffstall Michelle Williams took home the best performance by an actress in a limited series or television movie award at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday. The actress was up against Kaitlyn Dever, Joey King, Helen Mirren and Merritt Wever for the honor. She began the speech by thanking the team behind Fosse/Verdon and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, before moving on…

Sudan Crisis: Women Praise End Of Strict Public Order Law

Sudan has repealed a restrictive public order law that controlled how women acted and dressed in public. On Twitter, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok paid tribute to women who had “endured the atrocities that resulted from the implementation of this law”. The country’s transitional authorities also dissolved the party of former President Omar al-Bashir. Mr. Bashir seized power in a 1989…

Reese Witherspoon Honored at Women in Entertainment Gala

Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women. The studios’ responses nearly floored her. “Of all the major seven studios, the answer was one,” Witherspoon said after she received the prestigious Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment breakfast gala…

JPO Program for US Nationals – UNHCR

Online Event 12.13.19 2 PM – 6 PM (GMT) UNHCR is currently offering positions as Junior Professional Officer (JPO). If you are a young American citizen looking to broaden your horizon and start a career with the United Nations, UNHCR is inviting you to participate in this unique online event about the JPO Program on 13th December. Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the USA.…

Africa’s Women Embrace Modern Birth Control As Experts Hail Rapid Rise In Contraception Use

By Sarah Newey Condoms, implants and the pill are among the contraceptives being rapidly embraced by women and girls in Africa, according to a major report tracking family planning in developing countries. Since 2012 roughly 53 million women and girls have started to use modern forms of family planning in 69 of the poorest countries across the globe.  It means…