women's rights | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News - Part 3
Today’s Solutions: July 12, 2024

Egypt’s State Council sw

Egypt's State Council swears-in the nation's first female judges

Egypt’s State Council was established in 1946 and is an independent judicial body that deals with administrative disputes, disciplinary cases, appeals, reviews draft laws, decisions, and contracts that involve the government or a government-run body. And until recently, was exclusively Read More...

Egyptian music duo raises awar

Egyptian music duo raises awareness on feminist issues

ElBouma, an Egyptian musical duo, has released a new album that showcases the blending of old melodies with new rhythms, but more importantly gives voice to the girls and women in rural areas of Egypt with their lyrics that critique the sexism, patriarchy, gender-based violence, and other harmful Read More...

Elderly Kenyan women learn to

Elderly Kenyan women learn to defend themselves with taekwondo

According to Kenyan authorities, crimes such as rape and sexual abuse have increased during the pandemic. This is likely spurred on by the lack of job opportunities or security amplified by the Covid-19 health crisis. This entices many young men to join gangs. Kenya’s Ministry of Health has Read More...

Mexico’s Supreme Court rules

Mexico’s Supreme Court rules to decriminalize abortion

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled this week that criminalizing abortion is illegal. This landmark unanimous decision comes after years of advocacy from women’s rights groups who have fought to legalize abortion in the largely Catholic country. Although the decision does not automatically make Read More...

Lyft and Uber announce protect

Lyft and Uber announce protections for drivers under TX abortion law

Following the implementation of abortion restrictions in Texas which make Uber and Lyft drivers legally vulnerable for driving patients to abortion clinics, the transportation companies have announced that they will pay all legal fees for drivers implicated under the new law. Lyft announced the Read More...

Pop star Aviv Geffen is a forc

Pop star Aviv Geffen is a force for peace in Israel

After the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, Aviv Geffen’s “Cry for You” became the anthem of the Israeli anti-war movement. Today, he’s still speaking up for peace. Sander Donkers | April 2009 issue “I am an unusual artist. Before I came on the scene, no one had the Read More...

The not-so-secret secret to ch

The not-so-secret secret to changing the world

Women can lead the way from the survival of the fittest to the survival of the connected. Lisa Witter| May 2008 issue The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left the country in tatters, its future fraught with uncertainty. Of the more than 800,000 people killed, most were men and boys. Rwanda’s remaining Read More...