Affirmative-action quotas, introduced for local government in the mid-1990s, did not change things overnight. But little by little, women are coming into their own as equals on village councils - and learning to run them.
As Chair of the Board of Trustees for Isis International, I would like
to announce that Cai Yiping will end her term as Executive Director of
Isis officially at the end April 2011 but will continue to represent
Isis with Board support, at key meetings and events until the end of May
Once sidelined, women are now gaining momentum within the UN system. UN Women opened its doors in January—and with it the doors to women's leadership at the global level.
What Women Are Saying
"We live in a world designed to keep
real at a minimum. Global Room for Women is the first website that I've found (and I've looked) that promotes real conversations between real
people." - B. Samuel, Artist, Iowa.
"The Global Room was life changing for me. I was blown away! I am usually not impressed by these kinds of teleconferences but thought GRW was wonderful. It made me feel not so alone on this planet." - A. Olivier, Texas
"I am trying to find ways to change the world I inherited. The only way is through other people. The GRW feeds that part of me that needs to be opened and wants ideas and mutual experience to face the immense challenges. "
- M.Levy, Activist, Wisconsin