Month: January 2009

Women’s Rights Conventions Mere Paper Tigers

The history of women is one of repeated injuries against this social group, which has been campaigning for ages for a just social order based on the abolition of discriminatory practices against them and in favour of their male counterparts. At the first international conference on the rights of women held in July1848 in the …

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About Judith Soares

Judith Soares, PhD, is the head of the University of the West Indies' Women and Development Unit.

English Faces 21st Century Challenges

The pre-eminent French language society L’Académie Française is stepping up its activity. Its barely concealed contempt for English language intrusion into the beloved français is legendary, but there are some signs that the protective veneer is wearing thin. Through the medium of the internet and the arena of business, English continues to relentlessly chip away …

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