When we change the culture of violence against women into an attitude of respect and appreciation, we enable them to unleash their potential as leaders of a new future.
Since the early 1900s, the world celebrates International Women's Day each March. In the earlier years, there was not much to "celebrate." Today, there is. The past three decades have witnessed real progress towards gender equity.
Motherhood is hard. It's even harder without support. With your help, we can make it just a little easier.
These three objectives benefit all humanity. It would put the world on the right track to eradicate poverty and to improve education and public health, among other things.
From Cairo to Kiev, from Washington to Juba, women have been at the forefront of changing history. Like so many others, we celebrate International Women's Day, but we do so with an eye toward the women of the future.
The dynamics of domestic violence are complex and changing them requires not just one thing to change, but many things simultaneously.
Nearly 90 percent of people in Bihar live in rural areas, where UNDP reports, the poverty rate is nearly 56 percent.
The status of the world's women will be discussed in depth during the upcoming CSW58 in New York City. The Commission of the Status of Women is arguably the highest authority on issues of gender equality and the empowerment of women at the global level.
In many societies around the world, the current generation of young women are paving a new path for themselves and for those who will follow.
Mom power is as unique in every community as it is universal. And it's essential to solving global problems like reducing the number of women who die from childbirth complications and ending the millions of preventable child deaths.
We need to ramp up our investments in educational gender equity and opportunities for women and girls. By doing so, our families and communities will thrive.
My mother's reluctance to raise another Betty Crocker became blatantly obvious when I started kindergarten and she sent me to school with a briefcase instead of a lunchbox. According to her, school was not about what your lunch looked like, it was about progress.
With every 1 percent increase in women's enrollment in secondary school, a country's GDP grows by 0.3 percent.
Privatization, small-scale water distribution, and community-managed water projects have failed to affordably bring clean water to underserved communities.
FDR provides a powerful reference point to measure the dramatically reduced reach of polio today. During his lifetime, the disease coursed far and wide including through the White House. Today it is endemic in just three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.
"One Woman" has reached people all around the world with its message of women's empowerment. It has already spawned a Chinese version, and an Arabic version is about to be released on International Women's Day.
It was intense. It was also my initiation into a mysterious club called motherhood. As a close friend told me, having a child is like learning to live with your heart outside of your body. It is not always an easy transition.
March 8th marks International Women's Day, a time to celebrate the tremendous gains that women have achieved. But it's also a day to acknowledge how much still needs to be done. Here are some startling facts.
Abeba was barely thirty and a mother of ten. She never had prenatal care and had given birth to all ten babies at home, without a skilled attendant. One newborn died at birth and two others died from starvation. It was then she knew her babies were in trouble and needed medical intervention, fast.
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