The next administration should build on what has been learned about the correlations between equality, participation and peace. These are the five steps they have to take in order to do it.
The incoming U.N. Secretary-General nominated three women to senior posts.
We now know the next Secretary General won’t be a woman, but will he be a feminist? Women’s groups expect no less.
A female Bank President would symbolize the increasing power of women—but a woman President alone will not be enough to right the Bank.
The bottom line? Peace, prosperity and security are not possible anywhere without women’s rights.
Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed its first Independent Expert on violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
The rape and murder last month of 6-year-old Afghan refugee girl Setayesh Qoreishi is endemic to the long history of neglect, abuse, discrimination and human rights violations that Afghans have suffered in Iran for decades. Setayesh was born to an Afghan refugee family living in the Varamin suburb of Tehran. On April 9, she disappeared […]
From the age of five, gender-based street harassment has been an undercurrent in my life—even on my wedding day last year. I was in a grocery store parking lot when two men told me I looked beautiful, then immediately escalated into sexually explicit comments about my body, making me feel dirty and humiliated. I am […]
Negotiations for a sustainable global development agenda came to a close in 2015 at the United Nations. Despite political and economic differences, countries rallied to support the resulting Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 (SDGs). On paper, Agenda 2030 offers significant gains for women and girls—provided the 17 goals and 169 targets are fully implemented. During […]
For the last five years, more 1,000 nuns have been going undercover as sex workers to help women trafficked into prostitution and sex slavery. And while you’ve probably never heard of them, the sisters of Talitha Kum—a reference to the Gospel of Mark meaning, “Maiden, I say to you, arise” in Aramaic—are worthy of your attention. The sisters run prevention […]