The Case for a Feminist World Bank President

A female Bank President would symbolize the increasing power of women—but a woman President alone will not be enough to right the Bank.

In Syria, Women’s Experiences Are Uniquely Shaped by Global Policy

It is Syrian women who may benefit most from and who will likely also be tasked with sustaining the efforts that arise from the Putin and Obama administrations’ tepid exercise in trust-building.

What It’s Like to Be a Widow in Africa

Widows in many African cultures are subjected to dehumanizing cultural and ritual practices passed off as mourning rites.

It’s Not the Earrings: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Leadership of Burma

This week, one of the most remarkable achievements by one of the age’s most remarkable leaders will occur with little fanfare in the West. It is widely accepted that this is true only because of Aung San Suu Kyi—yet critics refuse to credit her fairly for it.

Maps Strengthen Disaster Relief and Progress Gender Equality

We take maps for granted in the developed world, particularly in the age of smart phones, but millions of people live in unmapped regions. Women need to be a vital part of fixing that.

Women Speak Up About the Customs That Encourage Early Marriage and Childbirth in Zimbabwe

I conducted in-depth interviews in Zimbabwe to find out more about persisting social norms on sexual and reproductive health and rights there and who upholds them.

The Women’s Vote is the Key to Gender Equality—and National Security

The bottom line? Peace, prosperity and security are not possible anywhere without women’s rights.

No Honor in So-Called “Honor Killings”

At least 4,000 to 5,000 women are murdered in the name of “honor” annually around the world.

Afghan Women are More Than Victims

If a large number of Afghan women are unable to study, work and reach their full potential, it is not because they are weak. It is because our society has placed in their ways the largest roadblocks.

Six Women Leading Nations Around the World

These six women would be peers of a President Hillary Clinton on the world stage.