The Guardian International Woman’s Day Summit 2021
By Guardian Exclusive
08 April 2021 | 11:24 am
A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. On International Women's Day 2021, we celebrate women who are going against all odds, women who continually raise the bar and shatter the glass ceiling all over the world.
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Indian scientists hope the success of the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission will inspire more young women to study STEM fields.
In Peru, 60 percent of people who disappear are women. Over 11,000 women were reported missing in the country last year, the majority of them teenagers. Some disappearances are voluntary. But most are linked to human trafficking networks, prostitution and domestic violence. Despite this poor record, Peru was the first nation in South America to recognise forced disappearances as gender-based violence.
Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers have prevented women scholarship recipients from flying to the United Arab Emirates to continue their studies. Their sponsor, a businessman from Dubai, is not giving up.
FRANCE 24's Genie Godula, who's also the mistress of ceremonies, speaks to Eve Jackson about why the Deauville American Film Festival still rocks despite the absence of big stars like Jude Law and Natalie Portman because of the strikes in Hollywood.
Manipur has long dominated women's football in India, but that success has been jeopardised by violent outbreaks. It remains to be seen if women's football can get back on track and play a part in unifying the state.
At the beginning of August, the World Bank announced it would freeze new loans towards Uganda in light of its new anti-LGBTQ laws. Many initially viewed the move as a sign that the bank was taking a more progressive approach towards human rights issues. But is it a misguided approach?
The future of the Spanish FA boss hangs in the balance. But for women’s football, the backlash against Luis Rubiales and the stunning World Cup win could pave a path to a brighter future.
Venice plans to charge day-trippers €5 to enter the lagoon city. The goal is not to make money, but to manage tourist flows, officials say.
Spanish football chiefs have fired the coach of its World Cup-winning women's team. Jorge Vilda had initally supported suspended federation chief Luis Rubiales amid a furor caused by him kissing a player on the lips.
The French front pages are gripped by rugby fever as the World Cup kicks off this Friday on home soil. Will France convince as host nation, less than a year before the Olympics? Also: another South Korean elementary school teacher commits suicide as teachers protest nationwide against bullying and pressure from parents.
The 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup opens this Friday, September 8 with a blockbuster match. Hosts France will face New Zealand in one of the most powerful match-ups in the sport's history. This year, organisers are also expecting record attendance for the tournament, highlighting how professionalisation has transformed the sport in recent years.
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We look at press reaction in the UK as Rupert Murdoch hands over the reigns to his media empire. In other news: the French media have varying takes on the pope's visit to Marseille. Also, a landmark decision in Brazil sets an important precedent for indigenous rights in the country. Finally, 90 South African schoolchildren are sent to hospital after eating cannabis-infused muffins.
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Aung San Suu Kyi is, for many, the face of the democracy movement in Myanmar. But some are looking beyond the civilian leader.
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Citing declining inflation and a strong rebound in economic activity, Ghana's central bank on Monday (September 25) held its interest rate at 30%.
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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and Italy's premier Giorgia Meloni have visited a migrant center on Italy's southernmost island after a surge in the number of migrants arriving there.
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German police say 26 officers were among those injured after violence on the sidelines of an Eritrean event in Stuttgart. Tensions run deep within the diaspora over the eastern African nation's polarized politics.