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National Center for Women & Information Technology Receives Presidential Award for Excellence

On June 25, 2018, the White House announced the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing program as one of 14 organizations to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) — the highest honor bestowed upon mentors who work to expand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent.

Do you need a confidence boost?

The book has been compiled by British born Jamaican Marcia M Spence who lives in West Bromwich. Like many of her co-authors Marcia has experienced significant difficulties in life: – Marcia was sexually abused when she was five, witnessed domestic abuse at home, led a transient lifestyle and was the subject of racism as she grew up. Her personal relationships with family and partners have been troubled by their mental health issues, drug and alcohol addictions.

Drug Used to Treat Breast Cancer May Also Save Lives of Rare Uterine Cancer Patients

Adding the monoclonal antibody drug trastuzumab—already used to treat certain breast cancers—to the chemotherapy regimen of women with a rare form of uterine cancer lengthens the amount of time their tumors are kept from growing, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conducting a small phase II trial of the regimen, testing its safety and value.

UN Member States Working to Achieve Gender Equality

Today, 1.6 billion people still live in poverty, and nearly 80 per cent of the extreme poor live in rural areas. Many of them are rural women. They continue to be economically and socially disadvantaged – for instance, they have less access to economic resources and opportunities, quality education, health care, land, agricultural inputs and resources, infrastructure and technology, justice and social protection.