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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.
The Misconception About Feminism
By, Montclair Student Diplomat Brianna Deleon via Huffington Post
Feminism is a movement to establish equal economical, social, political rights for women. Feminism is for men & women. Feminists fight to close the wage gap. Feminists want women to feel safe against harassment & domestic violence. Feminism is not a dirty word. We need feminism. – Read MORE —

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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
http://diplomatartist.com/lack-of-female-role-models-in-family-friendly-media/

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.
http://diplomatartist.com/international-womens-day-gender-equality/03-05-2015Women_Bank

10-15-WB-RuralWUN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that all over the world, gender inequality in land & other productive resources is intrinsically related to women’s poverty & exclusion. Women’s rights to access, use, control, & ownership of land & other productive resources are essential to reverse this.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49081#.VD6KceeBG2k

Rape & Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

At Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, this young woman from the Ogaden Community presents her impassioned plea for recognition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvwK4NGjrc8#t=48 The UN urges reparations for victims, not just one-cash payments but land & inheritance rights.

Afghan Policewomen Say Sexual Harassment Rife

Today’s NY Time’s article reinforces Head of UN Women: “Recent cases of targeted killings point to urgent need to guarantee women’s girls’ rights as Government of Afghanistan prepares for full takeover from international forces & moves towards provincial & parliamentary elections.”

Blog Report: SCHOOLGIRL SHOT FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION AS UN TO PROMOTE “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD” By, Ambassador Mo
Female empowerment is their enemy but apparently Taliban have targeted a 14 year-old Pakistani schoolgirl as she rode a school bus in the Swat Valley to suffocate the dream. Malala Yousafzai was shot in neck but doctors believe she is now of immediate danger.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/schoolgirl-shot-for-empowering-women-through-education-as-un-to-promote-international-day-of-the-girl-child/56736Image

Watch Film Report: FIRST FEMALE PROSECUTOR OF ICC SPEAKS OF PROSECUTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Fatou Bensouda has become the first female prosecutor of the International Criminal Court & it coincides with UNWomen, (an agency of the United Nations) focus on countering gender based crimes & violence directed at women.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/first-female-prosecutor-of-icc-speaks-of-prosecuting-sexual-violence-against-women/31620Image

Blog Report: EMPOWERING RURAL WOMEN & GIRLS THROUGH EDUCATION & ECONOMIC GROWTH, By Ambassador Mo
Food security, education & economic integration are part of strategy but also enhancing ability of women & girls to access public services, social protection, employment opportunities & markets, according to Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Entity for Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/empowering-rural-women-girls-through-education-and-economic-growth/56566Image