Real Leaders

Has Wonder Woman Destroyed Hollywood Sexism?

With “Wonder Woman” blazing a trail at theaters across the United States, the female superhero is being hailed as a powerful new role model for girls and a break away from sexism in Hollywood. The film, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, smashed box office records on its opening weekend, raking in more than $103 million […]

Men More Involved in Parenting Than Ever Before

Most people in emerging and developed economies believe men are now more involved in parenting than ever before, with many saying the role of women should not be confined to the home, a global survey has indicated. Nearly 70 percent of people thought men had a “greater responsibility for the home and childcare” than they […]

The Pope Does a Surprise TED Talk

Pope Francis made a surprise appearance at a TED talk conference in Toronto in April, urging powerful leaders “to act humbly” and said he hoped technological innovation would not leave people behind. The 18-minute video was filmed in Vatican City and broadcast to the audience at the annual TED 2017 conference in Vancouver. “The more […]

Malala Becomes Youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has become the youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace. Yousafzai, 19, was appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and will help promote girl’s education around the world as part of her new role. The Pakistani education activist came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in […]

Honoring Diana, Prince Harry Urges Landmine-free World

Britain’s Prince Harry has thrown his support behind a campaign to rid the world of landmines by 2025, two decades after his mother, Princess Diana, walked through a minefield in Angola to highlight the plight of victims. Even though the production and use of landmines has dropped since a 1997 treaty to prohibit their use, […]

This Earth Day: Make Water Out of Thin Air

People living in arid, drought-ridden areas may soon be able to get water straight from a source that’s all around them — the air, American researchers have said. Scientists have developed a box that can convert low-humidity air into water, producing several litres every 12 hours, they wrote in the journal Science. “It takes water […]

Young People Key to Ending Fashion Labor Abuses

Young people have started to question how their clothes are made but consumers of all ages need to do more to tackle fashion labor abuses, according to a British lawmaker and sustainable fashion campaigner. Baroness Lola Young said young people are increasingly engaged with political and economic issues and willing to fight on social causes […]

Food Grown in Sahara Desert with Sea Water

With scorching summer temperatures and little rainfall, the barren scrublands around the port of Aqaba in Jordan, one of the world’s most arid countries, might seem ill suited to cultivating cucumbers. Yet a Norwegian company is planning to set up a solar-powered, 20 hectare (50 acre) facility that promises to grow a variety of vegetables […]

Disney Announce Girl Power Star Wars Spin-offs

Disney expand the Star Wars universe by creating all-female animated shorts and a new line of toys aimed at a female audience.  Disney are celebrating the girl power of ‘Star Wars’ by creating short on-line animations based on iconic female Star Wars characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, and Princess Leia. Entitled ‘Star Wars Forces of […]

Men at Higher Risk of Losing Jobs to Robots

Up to one-third of British jobs could be taken over by robots by the early 2030s, impacting 10 million Britons but with women less likely to face redundancy, a recent UK study has shown. The research, by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, found 30 percent of UK jobs could face automation compared to 38 percent in […]