A group of San Antonio women spoke at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women conference in New York City last week.
May-Helen Molvaer Grimstad spoke of having a baby while she was in the Norwegian Parliament. Norway grants one year of paid parental leave.
People and nations are rubbing elbows more as the global population swells. In 2002, the world’s population topped six billion; the U.S. Census Bureau estimates it will surpass nine billion by 2050. Not only is this population growing exponentially, but also it is becoming more interconnected through increased access to communications technology and decreased reserves of traditional energy resources.