What’s Next in the Fight to End Child Marriage in Guatemala?

Guatemala has taken a huge step forward for girls, officially outlawing child marriage following years of advocacy by activists and girl leaders. But the fight doesn’t end there.

Pakistani Peacebuilder Bushra Hyder is Fighting Off Calls for Jihad as the Rohingya Crisis Heightens

As news and images of the Burmese military’s attacks on the Rohingya community spread around the world, principal and peace education pioneer Bushra Qadeem Hyder was among the first to see the impact on the students around her.

Saudi Women Will Soon Be Behind the Wheel—But They’re Still Not in the Driver’s Seat

Saudi women—who have been the only women in the world banned from driving—will have that right as of June 2018, but they remain shackled by extreme gender segregation and a guardianship system that is a form of gender apartheid.

An End to FGM

Nigeria has joined 23 African countries in banning female genital mutilation.

A Menacing Speech on the Global Stage

Imagine a world where countries only act in their own self-interest? It’s a gloomy vision—and one where women and girls are invariably left behind.

Fighting for Their Lives

In their first U.S. interview, Spain’s hunger strikers against gender violence tell Ms. what motivates them.

We Must Confront Gendered Violence in War to Achieve Peace in Afghanistan

Miguel Howe and Farhat Popal reported about the gendered violence of war and why centering Afghani women in post-war efforts is vital for creating sustained peace and equality.

What Happened to Washington’s Women Ambassadors?

The number of women ambassadors to Washington, DC has been steadily dropping since 2013.

Gender Mainstreaming Loses Out Under UN Peacekeeping Budget Cuts

In 2017 alone, there has been over $600 million cut from UN peacekeeping budgets—which will result in a marginalization of gender in senior decision-making processes.

Terrorism Recruitment is Being Driven by Bride Prices

Many young, male recruits who are driven to terrorist organizations for financial reasons are actually aspiring to use the money to help themselves and their brothers get married.

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