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Women & The World is a newsletter powered by Love; love for meaningful connection, love for progress and celebration, and love that sheds light on the beautiful things happening in our world. Combine this love with a Hope to inspire, and that's how my weekly message to you begins.
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Something Informative

We could all use a healthy dose of optimism, so let's see what was good in the world last week.

👩‍⚖️Victory for 22 women who didn’t know their videos would be posted on porn site: A US judge has awarded $13m in damages to 22 women who were defrauded by the owners of GirlsDoPorn, a website specialising in “amateur”-style pornography. The women were coerced and tricked into making pornography that was released on to some of the biggest adult sites in the world without their consent, leaving some of them suicidal. The San Diego superior court heard evidence from the women, Jane Does 1 to 22, in a case their lawyers say has “exposed the rotten underbelly of the San Diego sex industry.” Full Story 

🏳️‍🌈Pakistan to provide free healthcare for trans people: Pakistan has extended a government health insurance scheme to transgender people for the first time, in a move aimed at ending discrimination in access to care, an official said. All transgender people are now eligible for medical treatment including reconstructive surgery under the scheme, which was set up to enable poor and marginalised communities in Pakistan to access healthcare. Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government was "taking responsibility" for trans people, who say they are routinely denied treatment and can face harassment or ridicule from hospital staff and patients. "It is part of a grand programme to provide health insurance not just to the poor but the vulnerable sections of society, including ... transgender (people)," said Zafar Mirza, a special assistant to Khan. Full Story

👾Artificial intelligence beats doctors in detecting breast cancer, new research shows: While there has been controversy over when and how often women should be screened for breast cancer using mammograms, studies consistently show that screening can lead to earlier detection of the disease, when it’s more treatable. So improving how effectively mammograms can detect abnormal growths that could be cancerous is a priority in the field. Artificial Intelligence could play a role in accomplishing that—computer-based machine learning might help doctors to read mammograms more accurately. In a study published Jan. 1 in Nature (the world's leading multidisciplinary science journal), researchers from Google Health, and from universities in the U.S. and U.K., report on an AI model that reads mammograms with fewer false positives and false negatives than human experts. The algorithm, based on mammograms taken from more than 76,000 women in the U.K. and more than 15,000 in the U.S., reduced false positive rates by nearly 6% in the U.S., where women are screened every one to two years, and by 1.2% in the U.K., where women are screened every three years. The AI model also lowered false negatives by more than 9% in the U.S. and by nearly 3% in the U.K. Full Story 


Something Practical

A few opportunities and projects that caught my eye.

Marketing // Bologna // International Trade at Gruppo Montenegro - Details 
Higher Ed // Rome // Student Service at Rome Business School - Details 
NGO // Rome // Junior Consultant at World Food Programme - Details 
Communications // Rome // Administrative Assistant at APCO - Details 

NGO // London // Gender Equality Assistant at Plan International - Details 
NGO // London // Projects & Communications at Inspiring Girls - Details 
Journalism // London // Middle East & Africa Editor at The Economist - Details 

Tourism // Berlin // Social Media Representative at GetYourGuide - Details 
Consulting // Munich // Creative Strategist at BCG - Details 
NGO // Berlin // Community Management Intern at streetfootballworld - Details 
Finance // Frankfurt // Traineeship at European Central Bank - Details 

NGO // NYC // Research Analyst at UN Women - Details 
Law // NYC // Paralegal at Vice Media - Details
Journalism // NYC // Social Media Editor at The New York Times - Details  
NGO // Oakland // Employee Relations Specialist at Greenpeace - Details 

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Something Fun

for your eyes, heart, and mind. 
🎵”Iceland Airwaves” is the most gender-equal music festival in the world for the second year in a row. Here’s an in-depth look at the recent celebrations, and some light on what it actually means to hold a gender equal festival.      

👂Looking for a great new podcast series to kick off the year? Check out Mothers of Invention, a six-episode show with former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting podcast, celebrating amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice. Each episode features a “Mother of Invention” driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the grassroots to the courtroom, the front lines to the boardroom – all over the world.   

🔬7 women’s health topics we should talk more about In 2020. 

🏃‍♀️And speaking of health! For those of you who love running, or going for long walks in the cold weather, or maybe even just generally that could use some guidance on better clothing for the outdoors, here are some ideas for highly-reviewed and practical outdoor gear for women. (& stay tuned for an exclusive interview with the CEO of a new hiking brand to solve one of the most common problems for women in the outdoors/hiking: using the bathroom) 
🏳️‍🌈First transgender Marvel superhero coming soon! Speaking at an event at the New York Film Academy, Marvel president Kevin Feige said that a trans superhero would appear in a film “very soon, in a movie that we’re shooting right now”. He said that more transgender characters will feature in the future.

👁Artificial intelligence programmers are developing bots that can identify digital bullying and sexual harassment in emails. Known as “#MeTooBots” after the high-profile movement that arose after allegations against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the bots can monitor and flag communications between colleagues and are being introduced by companies around the world.
🧠Brain food: To love yourself and the people around you at your most fragile state is one of the most difficult yet powerful acts of Love; loving yourself through the highs and successes of life is easy, but maintaining that feeling through more difficult times is not–and if you're able to do both, then that is true Love. This is one of the many seedlings of wisdom I took away from my interview of Zia Caterina, and one I thought was really valuable brain food as we begin these first weeks of the New Year. Zia Caterina is a taxi driver in Florence who has dedicated 25+ years of her life to driving children with terminal illnesses and their families in a Mary Poppins magical style to the hospital to make the journey as loving and easy as possible. In her own words.... “Love is not giving your best self when you can, it’s giving yourself even when it’s difficult. I have seen this with my work in hospitals, and taking children to hospitals with my taxi. Even when the kids are at their most fragile states, they love you and let themselves receive love despite their fragility. When they learn to let themselves be loved even in their state of fragility, then when they become stronger Love becomes easier. After you have lived the worst everything becomes easier. And in front of death, there is only life.”

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