"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.
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been arrested and released again, this time in connection with a prostitution scandal.
The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely seen as another case of powerful and wealthy men thinking they have the right to sexually exploit women in subordinate positions.
It's Kafka-esque. A small number of specialists have been ordered to determine if South Africa's international champion in the women's 800 meter race, Caster Semenya, is really a woman. After her blazing victory and complaints from her international opponents, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ordered a "gender test" that includes examinations by "a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender."