We Need Better Data on Gender to Win Victories for Women and Girls Worldwide

Data is essential to achieving the goals expressed by feminist advocates and lawmakers—yet we are still grappling to collect and use data that highlights the unique experiences of women and girls and reveals barriers to gender equality.

The Time is Still Now: Heeding Wangari Maathai’s Warnings in Turkana and Beyond

Prophetic Kenyan environmentalist Dr. Wangari Maathai predicted in the 1990s that deforestation in the horn of Africa would lead to widespread tragedy unless it was addressed. Now, the horror she feared has begun.

Childcare Workers are Striking for Economic and Gender Justice in Australia

Late last week, hundreds of childcare centers across Australia shut their doors in order for their workers, historically underpaid and widely under-appreciated, to walk off the job as part of a national strike for higher wages.

Violence Is Not Inevitable: How UN Sanctions Can Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault in Armed Conflict

We’ve seen groundbreaking shifts in the treatment of conflict-related sexual violence by the UN Security Council in recent years. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go.

Afghanistan’s Peace Talks Won’t Succeed Without Women

Over the course of nine years, peace talks were held in Afghanistan 23 times. Women were in the room only twice.

Online and On the Ground, Afghan Women are Empowered by Global Feminism

Afghan women have created a network of volunteering feminists from all layers of society, and a silent awakening in the history of Afghan feminism is ongoing

Radicalizing Basra: Fatima Al-Bahadly Was Celebrating a New Dawn in Iraq on Valentine’s Day

Social media in Iraq was awash with aggressive language against the “infidels” and their “sinful” celebrations on the eve of Valentine’s Day. But in Basra, Fatima Al-Bahadly was getting ready to celebrate love and peace.

French Lawmakers Want to Fine Sexist Catcallers and Internet Trolls

Legislators in France have announced a number of new measures fit for the #MeToo moment—including a bill that grants on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment on the street and in public spaces.

Center-Framed: Women, Peace and Security on the Big Screen

From Liberia to Egypt and Northern Ireland, Peace is Loud’s documentaries place women at the heart of stories of peace and war.

This Week in Women: We Need More Seats at Tables Around the World

A delegation from Saudi Arabia was greeted by the president and White House staff for a meeting that didn’t include a single woman on either side. Vermont is now the only state that has never sent a woman to Congress. And in Russia, journalists joined a boycott after a government ethics commission ruled in favor of a high-ranking lawmaker accused of sexual harassment by three female reporters.

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