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From Diplomat Artist Buzz: Read More on Anne Hathaway’s new starring role as UN Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women & eliminating gender barriers for women & girls.

Menstruation Is Not a Crime. Period.
By, Montclair Student Diplomat – KIrsten Kovats as publshed in Huffington Post
Read all about Kirsten’s interview with “Menstrupedia Comic’s” author Aditi Gupta, and the advances her book hold for girls and women in India & their empowerment. — MORE —

From Diplomat Artist Buzz: Having survived captivity & sexual violence, they must not be met with further stigmatization but nurtured & healed by their families, communities, & world at large. — Read More —



From Susan Sacirbey & Diplomat Artist Buzz: Contributing factors in the denominator include child marriage, gender-based violence in the classroom, social barriers, and entrenched discriminatory norms. – MORE –


Diplomat Artist Buzz on the global imperative for Girl’s Education

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In the film “Thelma & Louise” Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis did not portray role models, at least in the most conformist sense.  Nonetheless, those characters differ in at least the current focus on women/girls as “hyper-sexualized” female characters judged by their appearance says Geena Davis.09-22-2014Geena_Davis

International Women’s Day & Gender Equality
The world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March each year. It is a day to commemorate women and also a day to reflect on gender equality, assess where we are, and what steps we need to move forward to advance equality in education, wage parity, political representation, sexual and reproductive rights and healthcare.

“Ending FGM is part of UN’s unwavering campaign for the health, human rights & empowerment of women & girls,” said Mr. Ban. “We salute the girls & women who have fought against FGM & reclaimed their bodies & now need them to be the norm rather than the exception.”

In Erbil, which is seeing influx of displaced people from Mosul & neighbouring cities, the maternity hospital found needs have doubled since beginning of crisis, with more than 50 normal deliveries & up to 20 Caesarean sections every day.

Rape, sexual slavery, forced marriage combined with lack of security, rule of law, healthcare, food, and education create increased radicalization of both parties with women and girls most at risk.