Tag: Women Empowerment

Skeptics of the Student-Loan Forgiveness Plan

Skeptics of the Student-Loan Forgiveness Plan By John L. Dorman and Ayelet Sheffey  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was skeptical of a large-scale student-loan forgiveness plan as President Joe Biden was mulling over the specifics to address student debt, with first lady Jill Biden also expressing reservations of such a plan, while Vice President Kamala Harris was one of the administration’s staunchest backers…

Women’s Health Fundraiser Ann McGuiness Leaves Legacy

Women’s Health Fundraiser Ann McGuiness Leaves Legacy By Neil Genzlinger Ann McGuiness, a behind-the-scenes force in women’s health and reproductive rights who raised vast amounts of money for Planned Parenthood and other groups and then was a founder of the Contraceptive Access Initiative, which seeks to make hormonal birth control more available over the counter, died on Aug. 3 in…

Nafis Sadik, Champion of Women’s Health and Rights, Passes

Nafis Sadik, Champion of Women’s Health and Rights, Passes By NPR writers/journalists UNITED NATIONS — Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani doctor who championed women’s health and rights and spearheaded the breakthrough action plan adopted by 179 countries at the 1994 U.N. population conference, died five days before her 93rd birthday, her son said late Monday. Omar Sadik said his mother died…

Female Protesters Beaten by Taliban Fighters

Female Protesters Beaten by Taliban Fighters Shots fired into air and rifle butts used to attack dozens of women protesting outside Afghan education ministry. By The Guardian Taliban fighters beat female protesters and fired into the air on Saturday as they violently dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, days before the first anniversary of the hardline Islamists’ return…

Closing the Digital Divide for Women

Closing the Digital Divide for Women By Makhtar Diop: Managing Director, International Finance Corporation Women in the least developed countries are half as likely to be online as men, curtailing their chance to learn online and improve their lives. The digital divide hurts women and costs the world billions of dollars in GDP every year. A concerted effort by the…

6 Health Benefits Of Quercetin

6 Health Benefits Of Quercetin It may help with everything from aging to preventing cancer. By Emilia Benton Between all the vitamins and supplements out there, it’s hard to keep up. Besides a multivitamin (and prenatal vitamins if you’re trying to get or are pregnant), you may be curious about what else to add to your wellness routine. One supplement that’s currently trending is…

Female Inclusion On Set of Where the Crawdads Sing

Female Inclusion On Set of Where the Crawdads Sing Hello Sunshine beams again! By Sarah El-Mahmoud Over the past decade, Reese Witherspoon has transitioned from being solely an actress to a building larger producer role in her own Hello Sunshine company. As a producer, the Legally Blonde actress isn’t only working more behind the scenes, she’s been ushering in more inclusion of female…