The Ms. Q&A: Extremism Won’t Stop Rafida Ahmed Bonya’s Secular Feminism

Rafida Ahmed Bonya’s story resembles that of the mythical bird the Phoenix. In February 2015, Bonya and her husband, Avijit Roy, were violently attacked by Islamic terrorists while they were visiting their native Bangladesh. Her husband didn’t survive; Bonya got back to the U.S. with severe injuries, a sliced-off thumb and gnawing memories of the […]

Maintaining the Momentum of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act

Fighting for women’s economic empowerment requires us to fight, too, from women’s freedom from violence and discrimination and an end to the idea that women cannot and should not hold power in their own lives.

#HearMeToo: Where Child Marriage and Violence at Work Intersect

It will take more than 16 days—but if governments, U.N. agencies and civil society activists work together toward ending child, early and forced marriage, a world where every girl can control her own future is possible. 

How Gender Shaped the Rohingya Genocide

Gender was integral to how the military committed its crimes against the Rohingya in Burma—and gender must be central to any and all efforts aimed at justice and accountability. 

Home is the Most Dangerous Place for Women Around the World

According to new findings from the UN, 58 percent of 87,000 recorded female homicides from 2017 were committed by intimate partners or family members.

Pulling Back the Curtain: Confronting Gender-Based Violence in the Global Care Economy

Care workers globally are calling out: #HearMeToo.

We Need to Invest in the Voices of Adolescent Girls Worldwide to Win Gender Equality

Investing in girls and young women is essential to creating a more just and equitable world—yet adolescent girls around the world often remain invisible, silenced and ignored.

LGBTQ Activists in Brazil are Bracing for the Worst After Jair Bolsonaro’s Presidential Win

Over 57 million people voted to elect Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next president at the end of October, shocking feminists around the world who had rallied in solidarity against his campaign. Now, LGBTQ activists fear that a war against their rights—and lives—has just begun.

Celebrating Inspiring Women in Sports (and the Girls Looking Up to Them, Too)

Student athletes could hardly contain their excitement walking alongside the first female coach of a NFL team, WNBA players and Olympic medalists at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 39th annual champion-packed gala in New York City.

Making Sure At-Risk Girls Won’t Have To Say #MeToo in Mumbai

Women and children in Wadala, Bhajiwadi, Govandi and Raey Road—neighborhoods in Mumbai that are hotspots for child trafficking and have high incidences of child sexual abuse, early marriage and child labor—have launched community projects to shift the culture in their communities.

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