From January 23-26, the most innovative people in the world will be meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Over 3,000 leaders from all corners of the globe are coming together for the 48th annual We (World Economic) Forum. For 4 days, these greats will be putting their minds together to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The following are 6 of the hottest topics at this year’s World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. […]
Last January, millions of people around the world came together for the first Women’s March. If you weren’t able to make it out last year, here is another chance to show solidarity! However, before you go, there are a few details you should know. In fact, there are 5 essential things you need to know about the second annual Women’s March. Keep reading for the who, what, where, when, and why! […]
#MeToo continues to make headlines internationally. While Britain addresses a sexual assault scandal at the annual President’s Club charity dinner, China has begun actively censoring its own #MeToo stories in an effort to avoid social unrest. In Liberia, social unrest is noticeably and wonderfully absent from their recent election in which former soccer star George Weah was sworn in as the new President. It was the first peaceful transition between Liberian leaders in decades. Sadly, peace has absented itself from Turkish-Kurdish relations, as Turkish President Erdogan has instigated military strikes against Kurdish-populated regions of Syria. And, as always, chaos and conflict divide American politics – though the government has re-opened, solutions are tenuous and fraught with political in-fighting. All in all, however, the news could [...]
Recently, the Economist posted an article about the gendered standards in economic writing. However, it is not just women in the field of economics that are held to a different standard than men. Years of studies have proven all women are held to a higher standard, especially ethically and in the boardroom. […]
The 75th annual Golden Globes will go down in history as the year all women won. With the red carpet blackout, many stars silently showed solidarity against sexual harassment. However, not all celebrities were so quiet in their celebration. Here is a list of the top 7 moments when women won the night. […]
Immigration and policies regarding it continue to wreak havoc internationally. In the United States, the Government approaches possible shut down due to partisan conflict over DACA (better known as the Dreamers Act). And, in attempt to cross borders in another sense, President Trump will be attending the Davos Convention on World Economics. Meanwhile, Germany continues to struggle to come to terms with the ever increasing number of migrants entering the country, and the change they bring with them. Of similar international concern, the CIA has recently arrested a former agent on counts of treason. Last, but not least, and quite tragically, an Iranian oil tanker sunk in the East China Sea, resulting in over 30 deaths and one massive oil spill. The apparent chaos and [...]
This Week in News From North to South America, from Eastern to Western Europe, political movements, technological progress, and individual actions have shaped this week in news. In the United States, the Golden Globes provided a platform for women to make a bold move towards justice in the workplace, and for Oprah to make a speech that some see as the kickoff to her potential presidential campaign. However, the progress represented therein may not get the chance to reach the large population of Salvadoran immigrants who have resided in the US for over a decade, as the Trump Administration has just ended their Temporary Protected Status. Meanwhile, in Europe, Russian hackers have made an attempt to undermine the Olympic anti-doping investigations, to little effect. The [...]
Well, it’s the first week of the New Year, and 2018’s news doesn’t look much changed from 2017’s. Drama and aggression reign supreme in the Trump administration - both expressed in tweet form.
Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill Although women in Hollywood were the first to speak up, the #MeToo movement has rattled Capitol Hill. It seems there have always been the likes of Anthony Weiner, and every year or so a new sex scandal brakes. Typically, the Representative resigns in shame. Never to be heard from again. This cycle is one that repeats without fail and without question. However, 2017 was different. […]
This year marks the 100-year anniversary of women earning the right to vote in the United Kingdom. To celebrate, self-described proud feminist and London Mayor Sadiq Khan pledges to make the genders more equal in 2018.