women in politics
Talking female politicians, feminist activists, and all the the ways women around the world are changing the landscape of the Swamp, be it for better or worse.
United Nations fourth conference on women
The delegates agreed that highlighting the status of women will be critical in addressing issues such as demographic change, environmental degradation, and sustainable economic development. The Beijing Conference has produced a Platform for Action that focuses on promoting women's equality, sustainable development, and peace. Delegates have prepared a Platform for Action aimed at equal opportunities for women around the world.
Red Light, Green Light
She sat backstage in a darkened corner absently clutching and rubbing the doll in her hand. All around her people were moving with purpose to make sure everything was set and ready. This was to be televised and there were lighting issues and wardrobe and makeup to consider. Mary had no interest in any of this. She was thinking about what she would say. How she would counter. If she could remain composed. She had asked for this and the Congressman to his credit had obliged her. He likely saw it as the perfect public relations opportunity. To stand before the crowd and acknowledge their pain, feign empathy with their suffering and get his face on television. He didn’t expect to sway anyone to his way of thinking and he wasn’t concerned with losing any of his constituents. All that mattered in a political career was staying relevant. Whether they love you or hate you once they forget you it’s over.
Shirley Chisholm, Catalyst of Change, Progressive Bad Ass
Before there was Hillary or Liz or Kamala, there was Congresswoman, civil rights activist, social reformer, and educator Shirley Chisholm. She broke through the formidable racial and gender barriers of the 1960s and 1970s and made it look easy.
China Opens to Three-Child Policy. Is It Too Late?
We all knew it would come. Still, it came as a surprise on the last day of May 2021. It’s really fast. The first one, “One Child Policy” stayed for 34 years (1980-2014). The second, “Two-child Policy”, 5 years (2015 -2020).
The One Thing I Love The Most About Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris is a phenomenal woman. She is not only beautiful, inspirational, accomplished, bold and strong, she is also a mover and shaker in her fields of endeavour. Women and little girls from all over the world are in awe and are looking up to her.
Dear Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's Mother
Dear Sybrina Fulton, I think about you often. Every time the police or a self-appointed stand-in for the police murders another innocent Black person, I think of you.
Who is Michelle Obama?... Michelle Obama is a former First Lady and she’s also a author, orator and a motivator and also a former lawyer. Michelle Obama went to law school where she also met her husband Brock Obama former president of the United States where she attended law school and became a lawyer right before she became First Lady when her husband; Brock Obama became president of the United States they also have 2 kids. In 2014, Mrs Obama launched the Reach higher initiative, an effort to inspire young people across America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four - year college or university. Reach Higher aims to ensure that all students understand what they need to complete their education by working to expose students to college and career opportunities; helping them understand financial aid eligibility; encouraging academic planning and summer learning opportunities; and supporting high school counselors who do essential work to help students get into college. In 2015, Mrs. Obama joined President Obama to launch Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government - wide initiative to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school. As part of this effort, Mrs. Obama is calling on countries across the globe to help educate and empower young women, and she is sharing the stories and struggles of these young women with young people here at home to inspire them to commit to their own education. As First Lady, Mrs. Obama looks forward to continuing her work on the issues close to her heart - supporting military families, helping children lead healthier lives, and encouraging all our young people to fulfill their boundless promise. As First Lady, Michelle was involved in various causes, notably supporting military families and ending childhood obesity. In an effort to promote healthy eating, she planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House in 2009. She related her experiences with the project in the book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America ( 2012 ). In addition to her work on such issues, Michelle also garnered attention for her fashion sense. During the 2016 presidential race, Michelle supported the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, and her speech during the party's national convention drew widespread praise; noting the coarse tenor of the race, Michelle stated that " when they go low, we go high." Clinton ultimately lost to Republican Donald trump, who had repeatedly and falsely suggested that Barack was not a U.S. - born citizen. After her husband's term ended in 2017, Michelle kept a relatively low public profile. However, in 2018 she released the autobiography Becoming, which garnered much attention. Although the book largely avoided politics, her criticism of Trump, whom she claimed endangered her family with his role in the " birther" conspiracy, drew particular interest. A tour for the book was the basis of the documentary Becoming ( 2020 ), which aired on Netflix; Michelle and Barack had signed a production deal with the media - streaming company in 2018. In 2020 she also began hosting The Michelle Obama Podcast, which was available on Spotify, and Internet music - streaming service. First Lady Michelle La Vaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th and current President, Barack Obama. She is the first African - American First Lady of the United States. Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls education. Each of us also comes here tonight," Michelle Obama told the Democratic National Convention in 2008, " by way of our own improbable journey" and " driven by a simple belief that ... we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be." Michelle Obama's journey began in the South Side of Chicago, where Fraser and Marian Robinson instilled in their daughter a heartfelt commitment to family, hard work, and education. Her father was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department, while her mother stayed at home to care for Michelle and her older brother Craig. As she watched her father refuse to give in to multiple sclerosis, use two canes to get to his job, and save money to send her to college, she learned that " the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them." Michelle earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School. In 1988, she returned to Chicago to join the firm of Sidly Austin. It was there that she met Barack Obama, a summer associate she was assigned to advise. They were married in 1992. By that time Michelle had turned her energies to public service. She was assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago's City Hall before becoming the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares young people for public service. In 1996, she joined the University of Chicago as associate dean of student services, where she developed the University's first community service program. In 2002, she went to work for the University of Chicago Medical Center, where in 2005 she became the vice president of community and external affairs. During these years the Obamas' daughters Malia and Sasha were born. As first lady, Michelle Obama initiated Let's Move! a program aiming to end childhood obesity within a generation. Through it, elected officials, business leaders, educators, parents, and faith leaders worked together to provide more nutritious food in schools, bring healthy and affordable food into undeserved communities, plant vegetable gardens across America, and provide new opportunities for kids to be more active. Each year local schoolchildren helped plant and harvest the garden she started on the White House South Lawn. Its vegetables and fruits were served at the White House and donated to soup kitchens and food banks. During Barack Obama's second term Michelle spearheaded the Reach Higher Initiative to help students understand job opportunities and the education and skills they need for those jobs. She encouraged young people to continue their education past high school in technical schools and community colleges as well as at colleges and universities. Worldwide, she championed the education of girls and women. In a commencement address at the City College of New York she told graduates, " Never view your challenges as obstacles." It is a lesson she has embodied all her life. Throughout her time in the White House Mrs. Obama worked to support veterans and military families. She also focused her energies on what she calls her most important role: MominChief to her daughters, who grew into accomplished young women during their eight years in the White House.
That One Time I Met Tulsi Gabbard
It would come as no surprise to anyone that knows me that I’m an unabashedly introverted person. In fact, it’s more surprising to anyone that knows me that I would have actually made any kind of effort to talk to Tulsi Gabbard at all. But there I was. Standing in line with hundreds of people at a townhall meeting in Austin, Texas. My brain speeding along through everything that I thought I should possibly tell the congresswoman. I’m certain anyone would have some choice words.
The Coulter Troll
In 2016 my friend wanted me to start a podcast with her. She picked the first book, In Trump We Trust by Ann Coulter. I thoroughly read the book, I checked sources, I considered talking points, I took tedious angry little notes all over that stupid, stupid book. I 100% read that book so you do n ot have to.
Bangladesh is a role model of development under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh is moving forward at an irresistible pace under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In the first week of January, the Awami League, under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, crossed the milestone of staying in power for a decade. Regardless of the political controversy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's main achievement is to move the country forward economically through political stability and steadfast implementation of development plans despite the uncertainties. The up-to-date and charismatic political leadership, character, determination, wisdom and foresight of Sheikh Hasina, in her seventies, has turned a declining political party into a vibrant, dynamic and capable one. Sheikh Hasina has the sole credit of keeping the party in power for the longest time in a row. After his return to the country in 1981, he first consolidated the organizational structure of the Awami League and made herself one of the central figures in national politics through the anti-authoritarian movement. The hostile political climate in the country since the brutal death of almost all members of the family, including parents, on August 15, 1975, turning the extinct Awami League into one of the political forces, bringing the party back to power in 1996 after 21 years out of power And the history of turning the Awami League into the sole political force of the country with an absolute majority in Parliament within 7 years now seems like a story. Behind this are the lessons of Sheikh Hasina's leadership received from her father and the exemplary political education and relentless efforts to overcome the crisis by adapting to difficult situations. Despite the global economic downturn, internal political instability, natural disasters and the harsh reality of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the steady pace of economic progress of Bangladesh under the leadership of the Awami League in the last one century has taken the world by surprise. Over the past decade, Bangladesh has become a role model for development in the Third World, assessed by the international community and various international organizations. This achievement is not so much of the Awami League, but of Sheikh Hasina and her able leadership. He has already become an essential single force in the party, government and politics. Today is the time to evaluate and review all the histories of the Awami League in fulfilling an era of continuous power. On this auspicious occasion, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her unforgettable leadership in moving the country forward through difficult times.
4 Forgotten Queens of the Arab World
Few are the women who truly ruled in the history of the Arab and Arabized world, from Morocco to Oman. But those who did it did so with extreme grace and a sharp political genius, often outsmarting even the canniest male contenders. Yet, very rare are the books that tell their stories and celebrate their successes.
Democratic Women Win Elections
After the 2016 election, Republicans controlled almost everything. From the Presidency and the U.S. House and Senate to down the ballot, Republican dominance reigned supreme.