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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Many women in Angola’s province of Bengo are now achieving places often occupied by men. For example: arbitration. Young female referees show the importance of cooperating with each other – no matter who, no matter where.
Kabare prison is notorious for deaths in custody caused by hunger. Now, women are changing it with a food project.
Ukraine's national team aimed for a happy ending to their inspiring World Cup quest. But despite coming up short in Wales, the match still provided welcome distraction at home.
The agency has warned of the risk of 1970s-style stagflation persisting in the coming years amid soaring commodity prices and low growth. Developing countries are expected to be some of the worst hit.
Disney's upcoming animated adventure film "Strange World" will go straight to Disney+ in France, while it will debut on the big screen elsewhere. The entertainment giant is protesting against the country's strict rules that require theatrically-released films to wait 17 months before going to streaming platforms. But first, European lawmakers take a step closer to meeting the bloc's target of making all new cars emissions-free by 2035, by endorsing a proposed ban on new fuel-powered cars.
The trial of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and French footballing legend Michel Platini over alleged corrupt payments continued in Switzerland on Thursday.
Pablo Picasso's problematic relationship with the opposite sex has long been documented: by the women who shared his life and by the art critics and biographers who relayed the artist's musings, such as "there are only two kinds of women: goddesses and doormats". As the Picasso Museum in Paris invites feminist artist ORLAN to revisit his portraits in "Weeping Women Are Angry", we speak to art critic and author Judith Benhamou. She tells us why "like many geniuses, Picasso was a monster" and how his sexual appetite fuelled his creative impulses.
In what is set to be a landmark agreement for gender equality, the EU is to vote on legislation where companies will face mandatory quotas to ensure women have at least 40 percent of seats on corporate boards. Annette Young talks to Carlien Scheele from the European Institute for Gender Studies on what it means for businesses across the European bloc. Also as the Taliban continues to ban schooling for girls aged over 11, we meet the Afghan people risking all to ensure girls receive an education. Plus the story of Viola Smith, the first female professional jazz drummer who fought for greater recognition of women in the industry.
London is preparing unilateral changes to the protocol governing trade in Northern Ireland post-Brexit. The head of Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party accused Boris Johnson's government of choosing a "destructive path."
Starting on Sunday, international passengers flying to the United States will no longer have to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the plane.
The industry association representing 32 petrochemical companies in South Korea said the average daily ex-factory shipments of their member companies had plunged by 90% due to the strike, now in its seventh day. The 22,000-strong union is protesting against soaring fuel prices and demanding minimum pay guarantees.
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