My grandmother decided to end an abusive marriage in 1961, at a time when divorce was not even considered an option. She went against everyone and raised my mother single-handedly to be an independent woman. Her examples of courage and her values enabled my mother and me to fight for our rights and have a […]
Lara Prior-Palmer was the youngest person to ever finish the Mongol Derby and the first woman to win. Her book “Rough Magic” captures her thousand-kilometer race across the Mongolian steppe, describing the 25 ponies she rode and the many places her thoughts wandered.
I must admit to being somewhat flattened at first by the heaviness of the Rohingya predicament, with no truly feasible resolution in sight. Signs of trauma cling to my sisters, permanently emblazoned on my memory. But I cannot stress enough that those images alone do not represent the full picture.
In the mid-twentieth century, a Tibetan nun inherited her father’s position as clan chieftain and led her people in armed resistance against Chinese rule.
Women in India kicked off the new year with a call for equality, coming together to stand arm-in-arm as part of a historic protest.
Learning English and adjusting to life in America wasn’t easy—but the hardest part for Puja Mapchen was feeling like she wasn’t supposed to talk about her life growing up in a refugee camp.
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 […]
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.
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.
The current global What Women Want campaign has roots in India—where advocates realized women’s voices were missing from their work to improve maternal healthcare and deliberately sought them out.