Tag: Women’s Rights

L’Oreal’s Newest Spokesperson: The Nobel Peace Prize Nominated Women’s Rights Activist

By Anne Branigin In most cases, being named a L’Oréal Paris spokesperson would be quite the glow-up for the honoree—the French cosmetics company has built up an impressive and diverse roster of celebrities to represent it over the years. But take a casual glance through the resume of Jaha Dukureh, a prominent women’s rights activist who was recently named L’Oréal’s…

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How ‘Femtech’ Is Busting Taboos Around Women’s Health and Wellness

By Karen Pallarito If you haven’t noticed all the new wearables, mobile apps, self-care gadgets, or tech-enabled services designed for women’s health, well, you’re just not paying attention. Femtech is seeping into daily life. Hands-free breast pumps are a thing; period underwear is everywhere. To many industry leaders, femtech is more than a market sector—it’s a movement. “It’s giving a voice…

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…

The 2010s: The Decade Women Fought Back

It seems like every year is dubbed the “year of the woman,” in recent memory at least, but for good reason. The back half of the 2010s, a breathtaking, world-changing decade now less than two weeks away from its long-awaited end, was dominated by the resurgent political consciousness of marginalized groups, including women. Fourth-wave feminism has produced words like “manspreading” and “mansplaining,”…

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Sudan has repealed a restrictive public order law that controlled how women acted and dressed in public.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…