The West Indies chased down a record total to win their first women’s World Twenty20 crown in the final against Australia. Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

West Indies beat Australia to win Women’s World Twenty20

West Indies win by eight wickets to secure first World Twenty20 crown KOLKATA (India): Powerful half-centuries from Hayley Matthews and skipper Stafanie Taylor fired the West Indies to their maiden World Twenty20... Read more »
Australian Claire Polosak and her New Zealand counterpart Kathy Cross will become the first women to adjudicate at any T20 World Cup after being included in a 31-person team of officials to oversee the concurrent men’s and women’s tournaments. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Aussie and NZ women umpires make history in World T20

Kathy Cross and Claire Polosak are the first female umpires to officiate in the Women’s World T20 New Zealand’s Kathleen Cross made history by becoming the first woman umpire to officiate in... Read more »

Russia leads the ranking for most women business leaders

Russia, Philippines have the highest share of women in senior business roles When it comes to the percentage of senior management roles held by women, the United States, United Kingdom ad Australia are... Read more »
New study shows staggering harassment and abuse numbers for Women in Australian Media

Women in Australian Media face abuse, suggests study

New study shows staggering harassment and abuse numbers for Women in Australian Media Women working in Australian media are facing intimidation at workplace including sexual harassment. This was an important revelation from... Read more »

Australia Women stress the role of women for cessation of war

Sydney (Press Release): On 16 December 2015 the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) hosted the “Sydney IWPG Network Peace Forum’ to urge the ‘Implementation of an International Convention on the Cessation of... Read more »
Women line up to vote at a girls high school in North Jeddah. Photo: WALL STREET JOURNAL

Saudi women voted for first time and won 17 seats in historic election

In first poll in which women can vote and be candidates, female winners are declared across the conservative kingdom RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — At least 17 Saudi women have won seats on local... Read more »
Snapshots of iconic monuments in orange. Collage by Tribune International

UN launches ‘Orange the World’ campaign for action on violence against women

Over 450 ‘orange events’ planned in more than 70 countries including lighting of the Niagara Falls, Council of Europe building, India Gate, and the ruins of Petra in Jordan Hundreds of iconic... Read more »
Nominations open for 2016 NSW Women of the Year Awards

Nominations open for 2016 NSW Women of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 NSW Women of the Year Awards which celebrate remarkable and inspiring women and acknowledge the contributions they make in NSW. Minister for Women Pru Goward... Read more »

1,000 Women Representatives join the Peace Agreement Ceremony

Seoul, Republic of Korea – On 5 November 2015 the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) hosted the ‘2015 IWPG Network Peace Forum’ to urge the ‘Implementation of the International Convention on the Cessation... Read more »

Australian PM appoints five women ministers including defence

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has made a big shuffle in the Cabinet appointing as many as five women ministers sending fresh encouragements to the female population. Prime Minister Turnbull moved within... Read more »
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

These are America’s top 10 highest-paid Women CEOs

NEW YORK (United States) – Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. Last year, the median pay for women... Read more »
Mother's Day 2015

Australia is the 9th best country in the world to be a mother

Save The Children has released its annual Mothers’ Index Rankings, which assesses the wellbeing of mothers and children in 179 countries from around the world. Norway, Finland and Iceland took out the... Read more »
Mhairi Black has become the youngest Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom since 1667

Mhairi Black – the 20-year-old is Britain’s youngest lawmaker since 1667

Mhairi Black made history by becoming the youngest lawmaker in UK history since the 17th century Mhairi Black, the freshly elected lawmaker from Scotland, will soon be heading down from her constituency of... Read more »

Australia’s Meg Lanning named Wisden’s leading Woman Cricketer

Australian batter Meg Lanning has been named Wisden’s inaugural Leading Woman Cricketer in the World. Lanning earned the accolade based on her standout performances during 2014, in which she was named the... Read more »

Black Girls Rock: Michelle Obama

NEWARK, N.J. (United States) — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event... Read more »

Rising Southern Star, Jess Jonassen, claims Player of the Year award

Southern Stars and Konica Minolta Queensland Fire all-rounder Jess Jonassen has taken out Player of the Year award By Aaron Pereira You’d never believe how much Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars all-rounder Jess... Read more »

10 Australian Women to Watch in NSW politics

SYDNEY (Australia) — This Saturday, NSW will go to the polls to elect its next Premier. Australia has seen two successive state election surprises in the last few months, with the Labor... Read more »

Pakistan’s first Center for Women Entrepreneurs launched

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – The first-of-its-kind center for women entrepreneurs has been launched in Islamabad for those passionate souls looking to start a business or take their existing business to the next level.... Read more »

Australia committed to promoting women’s empowerment in Pakistan

Australian High Commission His Excellency Peter Heyward’s message on National Women’s Day Partnering with Pakistan to empower women On National Women’s Day, we are reminded of the many personal and economic challenges... Read more »

Angelina Jolie opens Center on Women, Peace and Security in London

Angelina Jolie expanded on her humanitarian efforts in London, announcing the creation of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. Jolie, 39, a special envoy of... Read more »

Where Are the Women in US Foreign Policy debate?

By Jasmin Ramsey  WASHINGTON (IPS) – Women are running some of the United States’ most prominent foreign policy focused think tanks, leading groundbreaking foreign policy initiatives, and reporting from the front lines of... Read more »

Delhi government bans Uber after driver accused of rape

Arrest of Uber driver in Delhi has sparked debate on safety of Women in India The Delhi city government has banned international mobile taxi-booking service Uber after one of the taxi drivers... Read more »

Nominations open for 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards which is in its fourth year of recognising the outstanding contributions of women in NSW and celebrates their significant... Read more »

FM Julie Bishop proud of Women achievements in Media

“Women in the Media have come a long way and are inspiring example for next generation” Women now account for more than 56 per cent of all journalists in Australia, surveys indicate... Read more »