It’s hard to not get discouraged at a time when women are still fighting for the right to control their bodies, same-sex relations are criminalized in 76 countries, rape culture and victim-blaming run rampant and women are still trafficked for sex and slave labor around the globe. However, it’s important to take a moment to […]
Here are quotes from celebrated women in 2013 that made us glow with feminist pride! It’s been a year of both triumphs and defeats for women worldwide, but one thing for certain is that there are lots of inspiring women who will never give up the fight. I have a daughter and I have granddaughters […]
I live with 14 women I have never met. Each holiday season, I grade final exams, choose my Christmas tree, shovel my driveway and wrap my gifts, all the while remembering what happened on December 6, 1989. On that day in Montreal, 14 young women were in school studying to be engineers. They were doing […]
Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last year, turned 16 and celebrated her birthday by demanding that world leaders protect the right to education and gender equality. She stood before the United Nations and gave a bold speech calling “upon all the governments to fight against terrorism” and to “protect […]
Yesterday, marked the triumphant return of Malala Yousafzai to school for the first time since her attempted assassination last October. Malala, 15, has made an almost miraculous recovery from being shot in the head and neck while riding home in a car from school. Released from a hospital in Birmingham, England, earlier this month, Malala […]
Malala Yousafzai, the fearless 15-year-old girl from the Swat region of Pakistan who was shot in the head by the Taliban, released her video statement.
“Girl Rising” follows the lives of nine girls from developing countries, explaining how better access to education would transform their lives.
It’s that time of year again: On Monday, TIME published its list of nominees for 2012’s Person of the Year. This annual designation recognizes a person or group that has significantly influenced the year’s events. The title is “bestowed by the editors on the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, […]
She’s not out of the woods yet–her bullet wound remains infected and surgery lies ahead to repair her skull–but “Miracle Malala” Yousufzai is awake and making strides in her recovery from an assassination attempt. She can stand with some help, write, and when she has the tube in her throat removed, doctors believe she will […]
In 2007 when the Tehrik-e-Taliban forces marched into the town of Swat, the rest of Pakistan watched, aghast and unbelieving. The town was very popular as a tourist destination, its verdant foothills studded with picturesque dwellings: a lush and cool getaway from the sun-baked plains of the rest of the country. Within days signs appeared […]