Chilean President Rides High as Term Ends
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Freedom of expression for some is not enough.
We must work for freedom of expression for all.
Human rights for some is not enough.
We must work for the human rights for all.
Peace for some is not enough.
We must work for peace for all.
I, come what may, will not be silenced.
Come what may, I will continue my fight for equality and justice without any compromise until my death.
Come what may, I will never be silenced.
- TASLIMA NASRIN
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Professor Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics. (Photo: Adam P Schweigert / WFIU, wfiupublicradio / flickr)
The grip enjoyed by men on the Nobel Prize for Economics was broken at last yesterday when Elinor Ostrom, a professor at the University of Indiana, became the first woman to be honoured with the award.
Her win ensured that 2009 was a record-breaking Nobel year for women, with five female winners.
Professor Ostrom, 76, shares her prize with with a fellow American academic, Oliver Williamson, also 76, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Both professors specialise in economic governance and the deployment of authority to resolve conflicts.
To read more about Elinor Ostrom and the prize she hopes will direct more attention to other women working in the field of economics, click here.
The dystopia described in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is being played out on a daily basis today in several corners of the globe. The aim of this blog is to help keep track of real-life heroines and women's issues in general.
The main message: never take any freedoms for granted, no matter how small.
"We have to recognize that the price of equality in pluralism, like the price of liberty, is eternal vigilance." - Carl N. Degler