Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed its first Independent Expert on violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
While 2016 saw a US milestone with the presumptive nomination of Hillary Clinton, in Iceland, a woman on the ballot is not such a big deal.
Organizations like APHIA, Tunza, and Jhpiego have worked in urban slums communities to help women access quality health care information and services, including family planning.
Women have been conspicuously absent from the debates surrounding the Brexit referendum.
While so much work remains—and the toxic grip of religious fundamentalism continues to hijack efforts at reform—we must continue to reassert our desire as legislators to continue along this path of transformation.
For two years—from age 19 to 21—Majd Abdulghani recorded her days with a microphone. Now, we get to tune in.
We, as girl leaders fighting for other girls in Ethiopia and around the world, set out to contribute to the process of putting girls at the center of global goals. I believe we have succeeded.
Although experiences of trauma and institutional sexism remain, the survivors’ first-person public narratives, the mass street demonstrations including women across class and racial lines and the leveraging of art, underwear and hashtags to express solidarity bespeak the resourcefulness of a rising movement.
For too long, the work that is often left to women, from cleaning the house to cooking for the family to hauling firewood and water, has gone unrecognized and uncompensated.
The Middle-Income Trap: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean
Too often, middle-income regions like Latin America and the Caribbean are ignored in conversations about global gender equality and women’s rights and health.