TWI News Circle – 11/5/18

Ethiopia’s parliament has made Sahle-Work Zewde the country’s first female president. And while the role is largely ceremonial, her appointment carries power in what it signifies. Sahle-Work, an experienced diplomat, is the first female head of state in Ethiopia’s modern history. In June, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Sahle-Work as special representative to the African Union and…

TWI News Circle – 10/19/18

M.J Akbar resigns over #MeToo movement. (News Source : NDTV) In the wake of the #MeToo movement growing in India, and as a result of several allegations of sexual misconduct against Minister of State for External Affairs, M. J. Akbar,  the seasoned politician was forced to resign from his post last week. This is probably…

TWI News Circle – 10/17/18

What happened to #WhyIStayed? (News Source: New York Times) Does anyone remember this hashtag from earlier this year? Women who then tweeted/posted on social media about why they continued to stay in an abusive relationship, rather than leave, say that the response to their posts was very muted. Not many could relate to the situation….

TWI News Circle – 10/15/18

First woman IAF president appointed. (News Source : SpacePolicyOnline) The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) has finally elected a woman as its incoming president, 67 years later. Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund, chair of the German space agency, DLR will succeed Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of France’s space agency, CNES. It was a great day for Women in…