A major conference was held at Hunter College in New York to mark the 20th anniversary of Anita Hill’s historic testimony during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings: Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later. The conference brought together three generations of activists, scholars, and leaders to celebrate one woman’s courage to speak the truth when most politicians and the public chose to ignore her or attack her integrity and character.
Is there a global standard for gender equality that holds companies accountable for giving men and women equal opportunities in the workplace?
This is the question that Nicole Schwab and Aniela Unguresan asked when they founded the Gender Equality Project. Nicole Schwab was in New York on September 23rd to give a special briefing on the Project to friends of the National Council for Research on Women. Nicole also previewed some of the metrics they were developing in partnership with Accenture at an event hosted by the Littler Mendlesohn law firm.
Women make up two thirds of the world’s illiterate population. LitWorld, an international literacy organization, works to improve this figure through its mission to cultivate literacy in the most vulnerable children through advocacy, education, and innovation.
On September 22, International Day of the Girl, LitWorld hosted “Stand Up for Girls” to promote a new era for girls’ education. The event encouraged participants to physically stand up on September 22 at 12 noon for 10 seconds to give recognition and awareness to the movement.
People around the World Stand up for Girls
LitWorld encouraged participants to post a photo of them to the LitWorld Twitter or Facebook page. See some great photos and news links on the LitWorld social network pages.