Because a Period Should End a Sentence, Not a Girl’s Education

In developing countries throughout the world—including Afghanistan, Uganda and India—between 25 and 57 percent of adolescent girls miss school or drop out all together because of their periods. Girl activists from LA and a filmmaker have joined forces to change that.

Women Are The Key to Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

As the U.S. reconsiders its Afghanistan strategy, there has been shockingly little mention of the key to durable peace—women.

Saudi Women and Girls Can Now Play Sports in Public Schools

Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on sports for women and girls in public schools, increasing important access to physical activity in a country with stringent limitations placed on women.

Wonder Women, Peace Heroes and Human Security

Despite being left out of formal negotiation processes, women have been at the front lines of peace and security efforts from the beginning.

A Woman Was Arrested in Saudi Arabia Because of What She Was Wearing

A woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this week for wearing a skirt and crop top with uncovered hair.

#WhereIsMyName: Restoring the Identities of Afghan Women

In Afghanistan, women and girls are referred to by the name of the eldest male in their nuclear family. A new social media campaign confronts and pushes back on that tradition.

Peace Heroes: Bushra Qadeem Hyder on Fighting Extremism with Education in Pakistan

A pioneer in education, Bushra Qadeem Hyder speaks of her journey of triumphs and challenges bringing up the next generation in a country saturated in conflict.

Teen Rape Survivor Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Stillbirth in El Salvador

Hernandez’s case exemplifies the injustice of El Salvador’s abortion ban and serves as a call for change in the country.

Implementing New Norms to End Violence Against Women

A new three-year initiative will work to protect women from violence in Turkey and six countries in the Western Balkans,-with a focus on women from the most disadvantaged groups. 

Swedish Music Festival Cancelled After Sexual Assaults Will Be Replaced by Women-Only Festival

The 50,000-capacity Bravalla Festival grounds will be the largest venue to refuse men entry.

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