"Women are able to do much more if they are equal and can be agents of social change," Michelle Bachelet said at the Wilson Institute in Washington Thursday.
Each is a case of governments evolving together, inching toward their socialist aspirations where oppression is relegated to the past.
In an authoritarian society, the activists behind Pink Dot walk a fine line.
U.S. policies have resulted in a small number of Middle East monarchs controlling some 60-70 percent of the region's oil wealth.
Five major cities in Mexico held workshops which are part of an education plan to help women develop politically.
The threat of a nuclear disaster has greatly increased since the collapse of the Soviet Union, top Russian and U.S. experts meeting in Washington agreed.
Alongside the UN conference is a people's climate conference of NGOs, environmental and climate activists, trade unionists, scientists, local elected officials on strategies for climate action.
Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.
Paying tribute to Claudia Jones, activist and tireless fighter for working-class women.
"Let's be clear: the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for decades to come; please take the right path."