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Gender Equality

How Do Happy Families Share Their Household Work?

Milena Milićević | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women
Milena Milićević

Several days ago my parents celebrated 3 decades of marriage and we recalled that the roller coaster called life with its ups and downs was more enjoyable because they have been doing their best to play together as the team.

Easing Women's Bullying: The Global and Growing Conversation for Good

Susan Skog | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women
Susan Skog

Over the past year, I invited people to pull up a chair--or a Facebook page--and talk about a topic we often avoid and keep in the shadows: how women sometimes bully, shun, and block other women. And how we can better support and each other, in and out of the workplace.

Samoa's Rugby players UNiTE to end violence against women

UN Women | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
UN Women

Manu Samoa and Tonga players prepare to walk onto the field wearing orange arm bands to show their support for ending violence against women. UN Women...

Stop Making It About Gender

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 07.20.2016 | Media
Roxanne Hobbs

How women are portrayed, considered and represented is currently on everyone's agenda. In this guest post, Roxanne Hobbs and Flora Joll from Mullen L...

What Does It Really Mean To Say "I'm With Her?"

Kiri Westby | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Kiri Westby

There I sat in a non-descript ballroom in downtown Denver on a sweltering June day, listening to Hillary Clinton speak about the staggering inequalities women in the U.S. still face, while two blocks away, a man walked into the Colorado Recycling Association offices, shot his ex-wife multiple times and then fatally shot himself.

Why Soccer Champion Alex Morgan Is Fighting For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Equal Pay For USWNT And Why Women Don’t Ask

Jennifer Matt | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Jennifer Matt

There are many inspiring commercials featuring the U.S. women’s national soccer team (USWNT), portraying them as role models for young girls who hop...

Why Being 'Half A Bitch' Isn't Half Bad For Women In The Workplace

Sherry Lowe | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
Sherry Lowe

As a woman in business, often times voicing your opinion leads others to accuse you of being aggressive. But if you can't step up without being inaccurately judged, how do you inspire and lead? Ultimately, is being "half a bitch" not half bad to succeed in an increasingly competitive world and workplace?

Today's Female Leaders: Closing In On A Fifty-Fifty Ratio

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Trisha de Borchgrave

The battle to achieve women's equality in life and in the work space - to secure the sort of change that profoundly transforms society for the better - is far from won. This pushing and shoving process is as challenging for men as it is for women.

We Still Haven't Figured Out Cultural Gender Differences, but We're Getting Closer

Quora | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Quora

Are the behavioral differences between boy and girls biological or only cultural? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where c...

5 Ways to Empower Girls to Code

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Vivienne Mayer

Part two of the Everyday Empowerment series for girls and women Imagine a brand new language is replacing English as THE leading international means o...

TEDx Talk: Why LGBT Equality Is Gender Equality

Sarah McBride | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah McBride

I didn't transition to be happy, I transitioned to be me. I didn't transition to create a positive, but to remove a negative; to alleviate a nearly constant pain and incompleteness. Transitioning didn't bring me happiness; it allowed me to be free to pursue *every* emotion.

Why Empowerment Of Women Starts With Men

Matan Uziel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Matan Uziel

In a world where gender inequality exists, we need to understand that we as humans comprise of both men and women who co-exist and are co-dependent.

Statement by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the killing of Lesbia Yaneth and Jo Cox

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 07.11.2016 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

We mourn the death on 7 July of Lesbia Yaneth, an environmental activist in Honduras and member of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras. Her murder closely follows that of her colleague Berta Cáceres, and defender of human rights and a fellow Copinh member, Nelson García.

What does the future of work look like for women?

Jennifer Openshaw | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Jennifer Openshaw

4 moves companies are making for women in the workplace At a moment when high-profile women are leading change and leaning in as never before in th...

With Half The World's Population Not Working At Their Potential, Gender Equality Must Be Job #1

Mikkel Vestergaard | Posted 07.11.2016 | Women
Mikkel Vestergaard

July 11 is World Population Day, a 24-hour time span to focus on global population issues. Possibly no issue is more pressing than gender inequality and its effect on individuals and economies.

Reflections on Politicon 2016

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Michael A. Moodian

Politicon took place June 25 and 26 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Convention Center. What is Politicon, you ask? Vanity Fair described it best as "a Comic-Con style event for political aficionados," while the Huffington Post called it "the Coachella of politics."

The Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' Music Video Just Got A Rad Feminist Makeover

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.08.2016 | Women

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want: Gender equality. Tuesday morning, Project Everyone released a new feminist version of the Sp...

Counting down on family planning goals

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 07.05.2016 | Women
Tewodros Melesse

Twenty-three-year-old Jasmin Akter from the northern district of Gaibandha in Bangladesh knows what it feels like to grow up in hardship and poverty. ...

Breaking the silence on Gender Based Violence

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Ms Sicily Kariuki inaugurates a Gender Based Violence Recovery Center at Kilifi hospital supported by UNFPA Kenya. Photo Credit: @UNFPAKen This artic...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Have You Heard The One About The 'Nice, Young Girl' Running For Office In Missouri?

Jacqui Oesterblad | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Jacqui Oesterblad

These remarks out of the Sweere campaign seem to have drawn no broader condemnation or blowback at all, and that bothers me. Unless we start naming blatant sexism for what it is, it's hard to imagine things ever changing.

5 Things You Must Do as a New Activist: Takeaways from NOW's National Conference

August McLaughlin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
August McLaughlin

Attendees ages 20-something to 80-something filled the rooms of the hotel in DC, many sporting feminist t-shirts, some covered with change-the-world emblemed buttons, all with a common mission: to make the world a better place through equality. I'm not sure I've ever been in a room so full of compassion, unity and just enough societal frustration to get things done.

Miss Great Britain; Get With The Times

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women
Rachel Hawkins

Like nearly a million other members of the UK TV viewing public, I've become slightly obsessed with an ITV2 reality TV series this Summer.

The United State of Women's Fairygodboss

Lolita Taub | Posted 06.26.2016 | Women
Lolita Taub

This past week The United State of Women Summit happened in Washington D.C. The Summit’s goal was to rally and to celebrate what we have achieved, a...