Women make up 64% of the lower house of the legislature in the country that leads the world in elected female representatives. Can you guess which country this is? It’s not the United States. For all of the opportunities it affords women, the U.S. ranks 85th in women elected with 18.3% female legislators. The United … Read More
Today is the first day that my work isn’t being punctuated by coos, and the rhythms of feeding and burping my four-month old baby boy. He has started daycare, and I am back to working as most adults with children do: kid-free. Though my husband and I were lucky to have found a wonderful daycare … Read More
This post was researched and written by Nina Mast, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Intern. Saturday, March 8th marks International Women’s Day (IWD). Recognized by the United Nations, IWD is a time to reflect upon the progress made by women across the globe while also acknowledging the necessary changes still to come. In recognition of … Read More
Summer Seminar on World Affairs, Air Conditioning, Power, and Girls Last week marked the World Affairs Council’s Summer Seminar on World Affairs, when about 60 area high school students gathered in the well air-conditioned Bayer Learning Center at Duquesne University each day to hear from several distinguished guests about the world they are about to … Read More
For those of you who are not aware, today (March 8) is International Women’s Day. The official United Nations theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” According to statistics provided by the UN, many women today still face dire situations: Up to 50% … Read More
>India Launches Identity Card Program The BBC reports that India has launched an identity card program to help ensure more accurate food distribution and better security for its citizens. The identity cards, or UIDs (unique identifications) were given out at the village of Tembhli, the first town in all of India to administer the program. … Read More
> Check out this article on Dilma Rousseff, who could become Brazil’s first female president.