Tag: Women

SPORTS

Courtney Walsh Named New Head Coach Of The Windies Women’s Team

Cricket West Indies (CWI) today named Courtney Walsh as the new Head Coach of the West Indies Women’s team. The West Indies cricket legend will lead the preparation and development of the Women’s Team at least up until the end of 2022, including competing in the next International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Cricket World Cup (50 overs) and ICC Women’s […]

SPORTS

Windies Name Women Squad For England Tour

Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel has named an eighteen (18) member T20I squad for the Sandals West Indies Women’s Tour of England 2020. The West Indies Women will play five (5) T20 Internationals (T20I) against England Women from September 21-30, at the Incora County Ground, Derby. The touring party, who will all be tested for COVID-19 this week, is […]

NEWS

Saudi Arabia New Decree Grants Women Greater Freedom

A new royal decree by Saudi officials has granted women new freedom to travel without needing the permission of a male guardian. The new move has ended decades of the restrictive policy. According to press reports, the new rule will become effective at the end of August. Consequently, women over the age of 21at, the end of the month, would […]

Jamaica

Nearly 15 Percent Of Jamaican Women Experience Violence From A Male Partner

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton revealed that nearly 15 percent of all women in Jamaica, aged 15 to 49, who have never married or partnered have experienced physical or sexual violence from a male partner in the previous 12 months. Dr. Tufton made his remark while addressing a public forum on gender-based violence at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in […]

NEWS

Saudi Women Break Driving Glass Ceiling

Women in Saudi Arabia are crying free at last, free at last as the ban placed on them for driving was lifted over the weekend. Saudi Arabia, known as the only country in the world that effectively banned women from driving put that convention to rest as women could be seen celebrating their freedom behind the wheels as they hit […]

COMMENTARY

Women Continue To Make Their Voices Heard

Today, more and more women are making their voices heard on a wide range of socio-economic and political issues. The recent march dubbed “Power to the Polls” by thousands of women across the U.S. is a case in point. The march, viewed as female activism, commanded the attention of the press and social media as women seek to bring to […]

LIFESTYLE

WHO Calls For The Elimination Of All Forms Of Violence Against Women…

And girls to ensure the dignity of their personhood The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined with other partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being, and human rights. According to the Director-General of WHO Dr. Margaret Chan, “WHO strongly condemns violence against women and girls and supports […]

Food HEALTH/FOOD

UN: 44 Percent Downward Trend In Maternal Death Rate Since 1990

According to who.int, a report from the United Nations agencies and World Bank Group has declared that maternal mortality rate has fallen by 44% since 1990. The report noted that maternal deaths around the world fell from about 532,000 in 1990 to an estimated 303,000 this year. Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth, […]

LIFESTYLE

Would You Sacrifice Physical Attractiveness For Brains?

Physical attractiveness from time immemorial has been used not only to position people on the aesthetically appealing and beauty scale, but also to judge the desirability of one’s soul mate. Men, in general, are attracted to women who are not as tall as they are, have a youthful appearance, and exhibit features such as a symmetrical face, full breasts, full […]

RELIGION

Pope Takes Fresh Look At Abortion

The Catholic Church is taking a new approach to its long held view of women who have had abortions. Driving this change is the newly minted Pope from Latin America — Pope Francis. The new move is to absolve women who have committed abortion by accepting them back into the fold once they have expressed contrition and seek forgiveness from […]