Nearly 20 years ago, then First Lady Hillary Clinton declared to the United Nations that "it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights." A core component of women's rights is ensuring that all women have access to quality healthcare.
Two teachers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created the Beat Making Lab to reach communities around the world. They travel with an electronic music studio that fits into a backpack and train burgeoning beat makers.
Girls and women are disproportionately more affected by armed conflict, sexual violence, injury, death, intimidation, and human trafficking than men. But together, we can help them.
Many of the children Ms. Montanti and GMRF have helped, are amputees from natural disasters and war zones in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, the United States and around the world.
The holiday season is a time to connect with family and friends; a time to create and honor traditions. But what about the approximate 4 million women who suffer physical abuse by an intimate partner -- how do they balance holiday traditions with keeping the peace?
Amidst the photos of a mother and son napping on the couch and new parents cuddling their newborn is the real story of a woman desperately lost, struggling miserably and failing constantly.
The beauty of #GivingTuesday is that families can join in whatever way works best for them, whether it's volunteering at a food kitchen, donating to a nonprofit, or raising awareness of an issue on social media. This is a great way to share the spirit of giving with our children.
She is one of 14 million women who experience excessive blood loss following childbirth every year, making postpartum hemorrhage the leading cause of maternal deaths.
As we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it is important to shine a light on the tremendous progress we are making toward ending violence for good.
The water and sanitation crisis in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, places millions of residents at risk of waterborne disease. Five years after cholera killed over 4,000 people and sickened 100,000 more, the conditions that allowed the epidemic to flourish persist in Harare's high-density suburbs.
Is it too much to hope that one day, using birth control will be like getting a flu shot or taking your vitamins? Something any woman can afford -- and just does?
When we think of individuals that need to be immunized, healthy women don't often come to mind. But the flu can hit our pregnant moms hard, meaning unborn babies get hit even harder.
There is a wide range of issues that are responsible for this problem, but one of the more obvious triggers has to do with social customs that encourage young children, young girls, to get married and have children.
We often discuss what hunger means for kids from an adult perspective -- lower test scores, poorer health, a weakened ability to escape the cycle of poverty. But what does hunger mean to a child?
With smart, targeted policies, local governments and international aid organizations can help women build the networks they need -- and ensure women are empowered. Only then can a nation be peaceful and prosperous.
I received a text message from a friend today that he's headed to the beach next week; an unexceptional piece of information, except for the fact that last August "going to the beach" was the furthest thing from my his mind.
This author is among those fortunate to report that after a double mastectomy and a second recurrence of breast cancer, my aunt, is again cancer free.
Some people think Islam bans girls' education and limits women's duty in society to the noble position of motherhood on the sidelines. That is wrong.
Two things terrified Peter Hamilton as a child: a disaster overcoming his family, and polio. Remnants of that fear and the relief at being vaccinated triggered an emotional connection when he saw an early version of the film about scientist Jonas Salk's struggle to find a vaccine to stop polio in the 1950s.
As the nation marks Breast Cancer Month in October, it's important to recognize the importance of providing well-coordinated care to all breast cancer patients so no one "falls through the cracks" in the system and that patients get expedited and seamless service.