women empowerment Tag

The G-7 summit held in Biarritz in France, convened on 24-25 August 2019, kept the emphasis on an overarching theme ‘Fight Against inequalities'. More than 100 leaders from universities, non-governmental organizations, and corporations in the US and France honoured the attendance to undertake the same challenge.   The inauguration of the Paris-Boston Women’s Forum, a project initiated by the Consulate General of France in Boston held at Northeastern’s...

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Life after dancing

Any type of performing art, be it sports, dancing, or singing, etc., usually comes with early retirement. Most artists struggle to find work after that to make ends meet. They can coach other people but that does not have as many opportunities. Most professionals don’t have any other degree or the experience required to enter a new field or look for a job.   Northeastern University recently...

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Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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After becoming the first Canadian Team to win NBA membership in June, the Raptors made history once again by selling branded hijabs, the headscarf worn by many Muslim women. The hijab starred Raptors claw on one side and a Nike swoosh on the other which they revealed in their promotional video on Twitter. This will give inspiration to Muslim women to come to the forefront and...

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all bodies are beautiful

The issue of body-shaming is not new in society. Certain unrealistic standards of how one’s body should be have been ingrained by the patriarchy. The ideals of this structure profit many opportunistic companies. Recently, models and actresses such as Jameela Jamil and many others have opened up about how difficult it is to maintain their bodies that is “acceptable” according to the standards of the...

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Sexual assault is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another person without that person's consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. It is a form of sexual violence which includes rape, groping, child sexual abuse or the torture of the person in a sexual manner.   The things which force a sexual assault victim...

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The United States women’s national team opened up their World Cup appearance with a record-setting 13-0 win over Thailand. The score set up a world cup record for the largest margin of a victory in a soccer match. The margin of victory is an evidence about the state of women’s sports all over the globe. It desperately needs more funding and recreation.   “The score sends a...

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northeastern students

For the four Northeastern students volunteering at the United Nation commission this year, it is more than just a course assignment. It is a chance for, an opportunity to represent their country in front of the whole world. Barbara Alcena, Movlan Aliyev, Aislinn Mangan, and Juan Ning, graduate students in Dr. Tatjana Kobb’s public diplomacy class at Northeastern University, are volunteering at the 63rd annual United...

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Toni Morrison

The world-renowned author Toni Morrison died at the age of 88 on 5th of August, 2019. She has helped shape modern literature and she will live on in her novels, essays, poems, and through the people. She has touched and inspired. She was the recipient of many awards including the Nobel prize in literature, Pulitzer prize, and Presidential medal of freedom.   When Morrison had visited Northeastern...

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