Buddhist Nuns Learn Kung Fu
June 28, 2017
September 19, 2016: His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa, leader of the 1,000 year old Drupka lineage of Buddhism, has encouraged Buddhist nuns to learn self defense as a means of promoting gender equality and female empowerment. Read the story: The King Fu Nuns of Nepal (BBC -Travel)
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The Kenyan Peacekeeper Championing the Ideals of the Women, Peace and Security
June 10, 2021
Major Steplyne Buyaki Nyaboga of Kenya has been named the UN 2020 Military Gender Advocate of the Year. Bestowed annually since 2016, the award recognises an outstanding peacekeeper whose work contributed to the promotion of women, peace and security.
Christine Wormuth Confirmed as First Woman to Lead the U.S. Army
June 1, 2021
Christine Wormuth was once again confirmed as U.S. Army secretary Thursday, May 27, after the Senate revoked her confirmation the previous night over an apparent procedural snafu that was quickly resolved. She is the first woman to hold the position.