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Gender Equality

Let's Make Universities Accessible to Nursing Mothers

Robin Hoecker | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Robin Hoecker

There will always be a need for lactation rooms on campus. Universities are institutions that serve graduate students, most of whom are in their child-bearing years. This need will only increase as more women pursue advanced degrees.

Adjusting the Frequency: Women Take to the Airwaves

UN Women | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women's causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?

Watch These Men Figure Out They're Feminists

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women

"When you hear the term 'feminism' what do you think of?" "Women's rights." Upworthy recently took to the streets of New Orleans to find out what ...

Nima Habashneh: A Woman Who Fought for Equal Rights in Jordan

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Rana F. Sweis

"It's easier to fight cancer than to fight an archaic mindset." Those were Nima Habashneh's last words on camera before she passed away this week. The 55-year-old Jordanian spent her last decade fighting for the rights of Jordanian women to pass on their citizenship to their spouses and children.

Black History Month: Feminism and Inclusion

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
Teresa C. Younger

Together we can bring more people to the table by expanding feminist narratives and acknowledging the intersection of issues within the larger movement for women's empowerment. To strengthen our movement, we have to address inequality as all women experience it.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Perfect Response When Asked About Women On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dropped a truth bomb during a discussion at Georgetown University earlier this week. The 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, who...

Why I Don't Want To Have It All

Natacha Hildebrand | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Natacha Hildebrand

I'm a married, childless 28-year career-minded feminist and I already know I can't have it all... nor do I want it.

The Filmmaker's Guide to an Oscar: Dress the Part, or Lose the Prize

Amanda Glassman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Style
Amanda Glassman

Should Angelina Jolie's wardrobe really have any bearing on her perceived talent and serious role as a director, or influence how her film is received by the Academy? Should we be writing articles that feed into this type of superficiality?

I Live My Life #LikeAGirl: No Excuses Needed

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Lauren Galley

For all the girls out there who are like me and don't excel in sports, I'd like to share the message I took from this genius campaign.

Lead 'Like a Girl': Make 2015 the Year of Female Empowerment

Lorie Burch | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Lorie Burch

When one woman succeeds, we all succeed. I have seen it. So take action today, whatever it may be, because when you empower others, you empower yourself... you change lives, including your own. And that's how you change the world. It's up to us, ladies. We can do it... together!

Africa's Poor Policies Letting Women and Girls Down

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Mariéme Jamme

Due to weak gender policies, lack of credible evaluation and measurement, implementation and monitoring, vaguely imported programs and the willingness to act, African governments are letting women and girls down.

Why Emma Watson Is Every Woman's Girl Crush

Shinjini Das | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

As a classy, humble, well-educated, and eloquent woman, she has carved a niche for herself that will only continue to grow and gain momentum in the years to come. Congratulations, Emma Watson. You are undoubtedly the girl crush of women around the world. Continue trailblazing the path to gender equality!

Women Movie Directors Make a Mark at Sundance Film Festival 2015

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 04.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ellen Freudenheim

So, how are women film directors doing in the infamously male-dominated film industry? With the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Awards finally announced, 13 women directors' films emerged with a prestigious Sundance award this year.

Investigating Hollywood's 'Celluloid Ceiling'

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

In the unlikely event that Hollywood were to bestow an award for "Best Researcher on Sexism in the Industry," Martha Lauzen would take top prize. For 17 years, the San Diego State University professor has published an annual study called "The Celluloid Ceiling."

Population: Four Out of Five Scientists Agree...

Robert Walker | Posted 04.01.2015 | Science
Robert Walker

A new poll of American scientists, conducted by the Pew Research Center, suggests that a large majority of them (82 percent) regard population growth as a major challenge. The poll results are not surprising; what is remarkable is that given the levels of scientific concern about humanity's impact on the planet, more scientists are not talking publicly about population.

Employers, Here's Your 2015 Wake-Up Call

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

The typical cost to a company to replace an employee is about 20 percent of the employee's annual salary. Simple programs that support women employees -- programs such as flexible work schedules and family leave; mentoring and coaching programs -- can be much cheaper.

Pushing Back Abortion Laws Pushes Us Back to the '70s

Rob Stephenson | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Rob Stephenson

The U.S. is not alone in restricting access to abortion; many other countries have far more restrictive and even punitive legislations. But 41 years on, we are still grappling with providing access to an essential reproductive health service. And that feels so 1970s.

UN MDGs: The Making of a New World

Yen To | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Yen To

In September 2000, 189 UN member states and more than 25 international organizations of public and private scope, committed themselves to the complex cause of extreme poverty reduction on a global scale.

How Star Trek Deepend My Support for Women in Tech

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I started as a hardcore nerd whose wish for fairness and equality was deepened by watching Star Trek.

Biblical Case for Inclusion

Marci Auld Glass | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion
Marci Auld Glass

But there is no biblical mandate to deny LGBTQ Idahoans equality under the law. Adding the Words will not require religious organizations to change their theology or practice. It will prevent people from denying housing, employment, or services to people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Women Shaking Up Elections in Israel

Elana Maryles Sztokman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Elana Maryles Sztokman

It's still too soon to know what the final Knesset will look like. But what is for sure is that calls for gender change are echoing everywhere and are getting harder for the male establishment to ignore. Regardless of the final tally, the fact that feminists are having such a presence is nothing short of exciting.

Let's Put Our Money Where It Matters to Our Daughters

Ginny Gilder | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Ginny Gilder

I don't pretend to know the answer to the NCAA's mess regarding the big money that men's college basketball and football bring. But I do know that, nearly four decades since I started college, women's athletic programs are still underfunded and undervalued.

Focus on the Finances of Sexual Health

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Tewodros Melesse

Just imagine how different Marites Garcia's life could have been if she had been able to stay at school to finish her education and had been able to plan her family so she'd only have had two children. She would have been able to get a job to feed and educate them.

New Year, New Chance to Tackle the Old Problem of Workplace Inequality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Susan Bulkeley Butler

January always presents a fresh start to tackle old problems. And unfortunately, we still have our work cut out for us going into 2015 when it comes to tackling the problem of gender inequality in the workplace, according to a just-released report from Pew Research.

Global Leaders, Over 1,000 Charities Declare 2015 The Year To Focus On Poverty Eradication

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact

For the first time in history, eradicating extreme poverty around the world is on the horizon, according to one campaign for progress -- and 2015 is a...