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Where Women's Rights Aren't Progressing

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women

The saying goes that a woman's work is never done, and new data about international women's rights proves that's definitely the case for global gender...

When You Buy Sanitary Pads From This Company, You'll Give A Girl In Need A Month's Supply

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact

In some developing regions of the world, a girl having her period isn't simply a monthly occurrence -- it's a barrier to accessing education. Becau...

Disney Princesses Depicted As Acid Attack Survivors Reflect Global Fight Against Atrocity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact

Sometimes art can be an impactful catalyst for change, and that's exactly how Alexsandro Palombo likes it. In his new illustrated series -- launche...

Countries Are Banning Rapists From Marrying Their Victims To Avoid Punishment: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact

More countries are aiming to end sexual violence against women, as gender equality continues to become a priority around the world. In a new report...

Men Break Down Watching Footage Of Female Genital Mutilation, Vow To Speak Out Against Practice

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact

Sometimes it takes a glimpse into a dark reality in order to spark positive change. In a video produced by advocacy group Safe Hands for Mothers, y...

This Year on International Women's Day Let Us Resolve to Come Together and Amplify Our Voice

Maryam Zar | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Maryam Zar

When I first started Womenfound, if I ran a Google search for "women's organizations," I wouldn't get much of what I was looking for by way of aid organizations. Today if I type the same search term, Google will deliver pages and pages of relevant results for me.

Turning Point: A Second Chance for Child Brides

Gillian Gaynair | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Gillian Gaynair

Like many of the girls I spent time with in Ethiopia's Amhara region earlier this year, Yeshi-Alem knows about not having choices. She was forced to marry when she was 10-years-old. A few years later, she gave birth to a boy and dropped out of school.

U.S. Ambassador To The U.N. On What She Learned From Hillary

BuzzFeed | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

You've been at the United Nations for nearly four years. What are some things you have not been able to get done that you would have hoped to? I fe...

Helping Women Achieve a Common Dream

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Across the globe, regardless of nationality or financial status, there is a common dream every mother has for her children -- for them to live full, healthy and productive lives. As a mother, I share that dream for my children.

Joshua Hersh

Clinton Promotes Women's Rights Treaty That U.S. Has Not Joined

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- On the eve of high-level meetings for the United Nations' general assembly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended an event on Monday...