Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kabore Kinda (in the pic) of Burkina Faso, who currently serves in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), has been awarded the 2022 United Nations Woman Police Officer Award with a documentary presentation on her works in a UNCOPS ceremony co-sponsored by Canada and Norway held on Wednesday afternoon in the United Nations as it was introduced in 2011 to recognize the exceptional contributions of women police officers to UN peace operations and to promote women’s empowerment.
TORONTO – Ontario today reported over 400 new cases of Covid-19 and 3 deaths. 409, to be precise, new infections, compared to 321 on Wednesday but still down compared to 413 a week ago. With the three new deaths, Ontario’s death toll is now 9,865. (more…)
TORONTO – Nineteen ministers and nineteen ministers, with the three most important ministries entrusted to three women. The new federal government led by Justin Trudeau – after those resulting from the electoral victories of 2015 and 2019 – takes on a very specific connotation, where there is a perfect equal balance of gender that becomes the predominant element compared to other factors that have historically characterized the process of formation of the executive in Canada, such as geographical origin or ethnic origin. (more…)
OSIMO (Ancona) – L’altra metà del cielo. Di più. Dello spazio. Sono loro, le donne, le protagoniste della World Space Week 2021, che per quest’anno ha scelto il tema “Women in space”. L’iniziativa, indetta dall’ONU per celebrare il contributo delle tecnologie e delle scienze spaziali al miglioramento della condizione umana, vede ogni anno migliaia di appuntamenti in tutto il mondo. (more…)
KABUL – You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. And this still rings true for the Taliban. So, after the first “proclamations” (“we have changed”, “we will respect the Afghan people”, “women will have government roles”, etc, etc.), day after day the truth came out. (more…)
KABUL – Women beaten, young men whipped just because they wore jeans. And burqas that sell like hot cakes. With the return of the Taliban, Kabul jumped back twenty years, despite the “good intentions” demonstrating by the militants of the Islamic Emirate upon their arrival in the country’s capital. (more…)
KABUL – Women are the real protagonists. Those who lead the anti-Taliban processions in the streets of Kabul, waving the Afghan flag, and those who a few kilometers away, in the airport of the capital of the new Islamic Emirate, pass their youngest children over the barbed wire to foreign soldiers: “Take them away with you”. (more…)
KABUL – They are back, but they say they have changed. After twenty years, the Taliban regained power in Kabul and with them the terror they had left behind returned: violence, summary executions, repression of all freedom, women forced to wear the burqa and women’s schools closed, sports and music bandits. But “now we are different”, they say. And they try to prove it. (more…)
Covid-19’s massive disruption to employment has had a significant impact on the economy. What is troubling is that women appear to be more affected by pandemic-related changes in the labour market than men. Ontario aims to change that.
On June 25, the provincial government announced new measures, through the creation of Ontario’s Task Force on Women and the Economy to help break down barriers women face in the economy.
Toronto, June 18: A verbal racist attack against two Muslim women took place in Kingston of Ontario, reports Global News yesterday afternoon. (more…)
Toronto, April 29: Trio Bangladeshi researchers have been adjudged in the list of Asian Scientist 100, which celebrates the success of the region’s “best and brightest, highlighting their achievements across a range of scientific disciplines” for the year 2021. They are Dr. Salma Sultana, Dr. Firdausi Qadri and Prof Samia Subrina. (more…)
TORONTO – Tomorrow, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. It is a day to recognize and draw attention to the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. Supporting women in business is yet another way to spur innovation, job creation and productivity growth in the economy. (more…)