Significant gains have been made over the past 25 years, but progress cannot be taken for granted.
Why we must fight harder for the rights of young women and girls
In the scenic valley of Panjshir, a bridge built with UNDP support makes it possible for Bahara and her classmates to go to school. Photo: Omer/UNDP Afghanistan In her 2013 memoir, activist Malala Yousafzai recounts a moment that changes not only the course of her destiny but that of many other young girls across the world. On a trip in northwest Pakistan, she comes across a girl selling oranges who is unable to read or write. Disturbed by the discovery that this girl…
Women, Girls, and Global Goals: Why Ensuring Women's and Girls' Health and Rights Is Crucial to...
Laxmi of Binauna, Nepal, recently gave birth to her third child. Health workers, many of whom are women in Nepal, provide essential services and counseling to women in rural areas. Photo credit: Thomas Cristofoletti/USAID Co-authored by Elizabeth Fox, USAID Deputy Maternal and Child Survival Coordinator, Director of the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition From May 16-19, international leaders from all sectors of society convene…
Interview: Why Women’s Rights are Essential for a Lasting Peace
Women make up half the population, yet in times of war, in peace talks, and in rebuilding efforts, women are rarely at the table. The issues that impact them and their families – from living safely in camps for the internally displaced to holding rapists accountable – are too rarely made a priority...
Making The Workplace Work For Women: How To Stand Up For Women's Rights And Health
Supporting the basic needs of women in the workforce isn’t just good for the economy; it’s essential to achieving gender equality and the promise to leave no one behind.
What women, girls and their partners want
Angela Mutunga shares a personal story about how counselling women on family planning options at the right time can save and improve lives.
Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson, 91, on How Women Were Silenced at 1963 March on Washington
www.democracynow.org - Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, A Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin and other civil rights leaders ...
‘We Will Not Back Down’: Women's Rights Activists Tell Us What’s Next
“I’ve been addressing sexual assault through frank, open discussions in locker rooms around the country since 2014,” says Alexis Jones, founder of these nonprofit efforts to empower women and girls. “Now, three years later, we face the potential loss of Title IX, which holds colleges accountable by
US Congress Should Pass Law to Protect Women’s and Girls’ Rights Around the World
Last week, Human Rights Watch joined 75 other organizations to support a new bill in the United States House of Representatives seeking to restore funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a key agency promoting women’s and girls’ human rights around the world.
Top business leaders urge Tillerson to fill women’s rights role at State
Business leaders at top American companies press the Trump administration to quickly name an ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson directs a reorganization of the diplomatic corps and is eager to slash the number of special envoys.
Top business leaders urge Tillerson to fill women's rights role at State
More than 40 business leaders representing major American companies are pressing the Trump administration to quickly name an ambassador-at-large for global women's issues as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson directs a reorganization of the diplomatic corps and is eager to slash the number of special envoys.
The Sobering Prospect Of Kavanaugh’s Confirmation And What It Means For The Rights Of Women And...
The prospective testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr....
How Men's Rights Groups Use the Rhetoric of 'Equality' to Punish Women
True justice is served by fixing institutions and policies—not by making policy equally harmful to all genders.
6 Women Human Rights Defenders You Should Know
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating six trailblazing women whose extraordinary human rights work is transforming communities across the globe. From changing laws on gender-based violence and LGBTI discrimation, to helping single mothers become self-reliant and overcome social exclusion, they are building a better world.
Strengthening women's land rights across the globe; why local food is gaining traction
Good morning. It's a beautiful day here and we're headed off to a University of California agricultural research facility to hear some thoughts about sustainability from some of our favorite farmers. We'll share what we learn in a future post. We're offering a shorter menu today, but it's got som
What will the next female prime minister do for women's rights?
Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom both want to lead the country, but which is most likely to improve the lives of ordinary women?
Dear G7, it’s time to put girls and women at the top of your agenda
Member countries must set the tone for the rest of the world by making bold investments for the health and rights of girls and women
Black women and the fight for abortion rights: How this brochure sparked the movement for...
Reproductive justice activists speak on the significance of “We Remember,” a document released 30 years ago advocating for black women’s right to choose.
19th Amendment passed 100 years ago, approving equal voting rights for women
Tuesday, June 4th, marks the 100 year anniversary of the United States Senate passing the 19th Amendment- giving women and men equal voting rights.
Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence