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Iceland announces men-only UN meeting on women

UN General Assembly Iceland

Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai celebrate with music and dancing near his residence after he was named the winner and next president by the Afghan election commission, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.  AP

Afghanistan’s new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Santiago: Next president should be female to meet PH gender equality goal

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

To ensure the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG) of gender equality, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday batted for a female president in 2016.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace promises stronger measures for gender equality


In observance of International Women’s Day, an aide to President Benigno Aquino promised Saturday that his administration would strengthen measures to combat violence against women and provide more opportunities for gender equality and empowerment.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP infuses ranks with more girl power

Second Lieutenant Mary Jean B. Cabillete tops the new batch of Second Lieutenants of the Philippine Army. She was awarded by President Benigno Aquino III, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and AFP Chief General Emmanuel Bautista at Camp Aguinaldo. - AFP Public Affairs Office

Call it girl power. Female graduates topped the latest batch of newly commissioned Second Lieutenants from the Officer Candidate School.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »