A female Bank President would symbolize the increasing power of women—but a woman President alone will not be enough to right the Bank.
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.
Widows in many African cultures are subjected to dehumanizing cultural and ritual practices passed off as mourning rites.
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.
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.
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 bottom line? Peace, prosperity and security are not possible anywhere without women’s rights.
At least 4,000 to 5,000 women are murdered in the name of “honor” annually around the world.
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.