by Kelly Coffey There was no darker period than the winter months following the birth of my second daughter. I experienced all the symptoms we've c...
The ride back from the Judean Hills to Jerusalem was extremely difficult due to the heavy snowfall. At some point, the women had to be transferred into a 4x4 ambulance and safely transferred to Hadassah.
As soon as we get home each weekday evening, I check in with my daughter, who is in the 8th grade, about how her day was and ask if she has any questi...
The care is delivered to the patient and their family or support system, usually by a team of experts that include physicians, nurses, social workers, health aides, chaplains as well as support personnel."
Deadly natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan are terrifying ordeals for everyone involved, but for children in particular, they can disrupt their lives in so many ways. Our focus is to make sure that children's distinctive needs are met.
Conceived nearly a decade ago in recognition of World AIDS Day, the Strong Women, Strong World Luncheon is more than just another event on the social calendar.
Nigeria's extremely high crime rate is due to many different social and economic factors. As Obinna-Nojoku explains in her video submission, one factor that may contribute to rising crime among youth is the wide gap between education and jobs.
The moment that the four women entered the meeting room where I had been waiting, I could feel my heart warm. For these mothers, the SMS messages calmed their fears.
It became my mission to do something every day, to empower someone, somewhere and to make a positive and sustainable impact on the lives of women and girls. That's why I feel strongly that now is the time to focus on progress and not problems.
In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.
She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition. Yet, when she walks into the Oxford Union, she is met with an adoration usually reserved for a pop sensation, not a political activist.
Now is the time to keep up the momentum. We must make our voices heard to ensure that the health and rights of women and young people get the focus they deserve, at home and abroad, as the global community decides how best to allocate attention and resources.
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.
Community voices really are the key to empowering development. Through participant-produced filmmaking, their priorities and solutions can be brought directly to the forefront.
With more than 75 percent of the population living in rural areas, farming comprises up to 75 percent of Tanzania's workforce and farming while heavily pregnant has lead to considerable cause for alarm in the realm of maternal health.
This groundbreaking technology is changing lives in Uganda. And it is affordable -- with a cost equivalent to about $1 per patient visit.
Camille works with Healthy Girls Save the World, a program that provides education about nutrition and engages girls in physical activity, improving their health and their overall lifestyles.
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.
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?