In the first week of COP26, 190 nations agreed to end all investments in new coal plants. Nations like Poland, Vietnam, and South Africa are some of those included and are set to receive $8.5bn (£6.3bn) in aid to help it move away from coal.
Having regret is a horrible way to live. You end up stuck in the past and forgetting about what you have now in the present and what you could have in the future. Marlon Brando said it best, ‘Regret is useless in life. It’s in the past. All we have is now.’
Thanks to a vaccine programme launched 13 years ago, hundreds of women in England have avoided developing cervical cancer.
California public schools will be required to provide free menstrual products in bathrooms under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom from the beginning of next year.
Justice Ayesha Malik is expected to become the first woman judge to be elevated to the country’s highest court in Pakistan’s history.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has announced that she will donate the prize winnings from her next tournament to fund relief efforts in Haiti after an earthquake hit the country.
Last week Canada appointed Mary Simon as governor general; a move hailed as a “historic step”. It is the first time an indigenous leader has held the position.
20 women are being honoured by the U.S Mint to be put on a new series of quarters, starting with Maya Angelou and Dr. Sally Ride.
Chloé Zhao has made history as the first woman of colour to win an Oscar for directing. She was also the first woman to get four Oscar nominations in a single year, in ‘best film editing,’ ‘best-adapted screenplay,’ ‘best director,’ and ‘best picture’ categories.