Tue, May 21 2013
Women and girls also continue to endure unacceptable discrimination and violence, often at the hand of intimate partners or relatives. In the home and at school, in the workplace and in the community, being female too often means being vulnerable.
International Women's Day also reminds us that many women around the world continue to face inequality. They earn less and own less than men and they are still underrepresented politically and in the business world.
More females graduate from college, but men still make more money.
Women politicians worldwide generally do not get equal coverage with men in the media. And when they do, coverage tends to dwell more on what they are wearing and how they look than on their political positions.
A hundred women from 92 countries gathered at the US state department to begin a three-week professional exchange programme in the US.
'The salary gap between women and men in most European countries is between 15 per cent and 20 per cent'.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation says the cost of staples such as cereals, meat and dairy products has risen for eight straight months to reach a new high in February. The UN agency warns food prices could spike even higher because of the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.
Record rise in food prices in Bulgaria while Libya crisis cited as cause of fuel costs climbing.
Extinction need not be forever, at least in the case of the European bison. Efforts to reintroduce endangered animal flourish in north Bohemia.
'The Golden Pearl resort is just one example of how the entire Black Sea coast in Bulgaria has suffered because of huge pressure from developers,' said Kavrakova.
Three power distribution companies along with power grid operator ESO will be required to draft, by July 10 2012, 10-year plans for the connection of all renewable energy projects to the grid.
Those surveyed said measures to ensure the stability of water quality should be implemented, with special attention to the impact of industry, agriculture, overuse of water and droughts and floods.
The solar storm is the largest in five years.