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Gender Equality

This Teacher Is Using Fairy Tales To Show Students What Gender Equality Looks Like

HuffPost Brazil | Andrea Martinelli | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

Who said every princess needs a prince? Who said a princess can be kissed in her sleep? Who said true love only exists between a prince and a prince...

Watch: How the Public Would Have Reacted had Madonna Been a Man and Drake Been a Woman

Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Nitya Rajan

Madonna, Drake and the apparent tonguing that went on at Coachella dominated my Twitter and Facebook feeds for what seemed like a very long time.

Can STEM and App-Based Technology Play a Critical Role in Eliminating the Gender and Race Wage Gap for Women?

Marcia Dyson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Marcia Dyson

While we are waiting for equal pay to become a reality across the board, I encourage women and girls to be looking more at technology as an important accelerator for pay parity now.

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

Jonathan Cohn

More People In The Developing World Are Getting Bank Accounts, But There's An Asterisk On That Progress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Poverty in the developing world can seem utterly intractable -- such a big problem, and so hard to address, that it’s not even worth trying. But a n...

The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers: 10 Fascinating Facts

Michael G. Long | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.

Ancient Teachings, Modern Injustice

Rachel Laser | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Rachel Laser

Today, on Equal Pay Day, we lift up the fight against wage discrimination, an affront to our moral sensibility. Unjustly paying some workers less than others undermines their value and their dignity as human beings and constitutes an intolerable act of discrimination.

For U.S. Women, Inequality Takes Many Forms

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Ariel Smilowitz

The road to achieving gender equality in the U.S. is quite clearly checkered with significant potholes.

Online Violence: Just Because It's Virtual Doesn't Make It Any Less Real

Clare Winterton | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Clare Winterton

As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of human existence and a critical space for marginalized populations to make their voices heard, a woman's inability to feel safe online is an impediment to her freedom, as well as to her basic human rights.

Priscilla Frank

Heartbreaking Artwork Pays Tribute To Young Female Martyrs Around The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts

Photo by Doug Schwab "At first, it's deceptively simple," artist Patricia Cronin explained to The Huffington Post. "But then you start to thi...

Waiting a Lifetime for Equal Pay: 6 Steps to Close the Gap Today

Kim Keating | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

Today, April 14, 2015 is Equal Pay Day, which marks the point in the present year when women earn the same amount as men did in the previous year. Here at home, the local Lean In DC Circle is working with local businesses to give women a 22 percent discount. People are ready to take action -- and with good reason!

Equal Pay Role Model Spotlight: AAMI President & CEO, Mary Logan

Kim Keating | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

Ms. Logan believes that every woman has the ability to pay it forward, by standing in someone else's corner to cheer them on. That's how we're going to achieve equality -- by helping one another.

Check Out the Emerging Coalition Unifying Black Lives Matter, LGBT Equality, and the Fight for a Living Wage

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Three of the progressive movements that are most active right now are Black Lives Matter, the push for LGBT rights, and the push for a minimum/living wage. Each of these movements is powerful on its own. Working together, they can achieve much more. And they are coming together.

When It Comes To Feminism And Reproductive Rights, Labels Don't Work

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women

New research from Vox revealed that while a very small percentage of Americans identify as feminists, the majority still believe in gender equality. ...

Report: Afghan Government Is Abandoning Women's Rights Defenders

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

Afghanistan's government and the international community are abandoning women's rights defenders in the country, Amnesty International warned in a sca...

Simple Is Better, or Spiderman Does Cry

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger A few months ago, I wrote about my newly adopted philosophy of life: "Nothing Is Easy." At this ...

Paid Maternity Leave Could Be The Key To Making More Women Leaders

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business

Giving parents paid time off after a child is born helps launch women up the corporate ladder and into the boardroom, according to a new study.

5 Important Leadership Lessons from Hillary Clinton

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Today's political and business landscape is populated by some (if not enough) examples of strong women who have defeated the odds. But despite sharing some core qualities of leadership with others, Hillary Clinton has defined her own style of leading that is defiantly gender neutral.

Ending Hunger, Global Challenge That Connects the UN & Expo 2015

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We are less than 30 days away from the opening of the Universal Exhibition in Milan, an incredible opportunity for Italy, for world tourism, to learn about the global challenges of food security and healthy nutrition through worldwide best practices.

At the Summit of the Americas, Leaders Should Remember Women Are Key to Success

Catherine Russell | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Catherine Russell

That's why I'm joining President Obama, Secretary Kerry and other U.S. officials in Panama this week for the Seventh Summit of the Americas. Here are some of the issues I'll be focused on during my trip.

Childhood Gender Impressions: The Historical Conflict of Ballet 1

Martín Gutierrez | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Martín Gutierrez

I face a constant pressure to define myself, to pick a label so others don't feel uncomfortable. But, I don't want to sacrifice my gender fluidity for the convenience of a label. I don't want to be shamed into a category. I don't want to lie.

It's Time to Stop Ignoring Women's Health In the Workplace

Kristen DeFalco | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Kristen DeFalco

The fact that various health issues and major life events specific to women can be so easily dismissed is astounding. If a female employee is suffering daily from a painful chronic condition or knows she needs to lighten her workload for a few months to protect the health of her baby, shouldn't her right to wellness be given the same consideration as her co-workers?

What Will You Do For Your Daughter?

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Christopher Thangaraj

So far, I have not been blessed with daughters, only sons. But I wonder how would I greet a baby girl knowing the inequality she'd face? How would I advocate for her? It's often said that sexism is the most subtle and evasive form of discrimination.

Young People Making a Difference: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

How Does a Girl Make it Into the Boy's Club?

Maura O'Neill | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Maura O'Neill

Life is not fair. But that doesn't mean you still can't have the most awesome life anyways. Go out there and get it. I try to remind myself of that this every day.