Tag Archives: Women’s rights

Ireland: U.N. Experts Urge Amending Abortion Ban

New York, N.Y. A woman in Ireland who was forced to choose between carrying her foetus to term, knowing it would not survive, or seeking an abortion abroad was subjected to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as a result of Ireland’s legal prohibition of abortion, United Nations experts have found. UN Human Rights […]

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Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Hosts Manhattan Soiree

By Sara Herbert-Galloway. New York, N.Y.  John and Margo Catsimatidis, Francine LeFrak, and Pamela Newman hosted an exclusive reception at The Four Seasons Restaurant for Cherie Blair, champion of women’s right’s and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Cherie Blair was in New York while the United Nations was in session to raise […]

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Interview: Founder of Saudi ‘Women’s Right to Drive’ Movement

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Blazing new territory in women’s rights is fraught with danger and peer pressure.  Manal Al-Sharif, the 33-year old Saudi woman who sparked a nationwide demonstration over the right of women to drive in Saudi Arabia last June, has unwittingly become the face of the women’s driving movement. She was arrested and jailed, […]

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First ‘Davos’ for Women’s International Development in NYC

New York, N.Y.  I met Cecilia Attias, former First Lady of France and founder and executive chair of the Cecilia Attias Foundation for It was extraordinarily successful – and focused on producing more than just rhetoric.  Women at the event and was particularly impressed by her passion and global vision. The first annual Dialogue for […]

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