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Without Government Action, Burden Will Remain on Women to Fight Back Against Violence

Ravi Verma | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Ravi Verma

The viral videos provide just one snapshot of the reality faced by India's women and girls, but the real causes and consequences of this ever-present violence have remained absent from the conversation.

Girls Left Behind: Review of Secretary General's Report Leaves Much to Be Desired for Girls, Women

Lyric Thompson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Lyric Thompson

The omission of an explicit reference to key rights and standards related to gender equality is a missed opportunity, particularly given that we have successfully negotiated for them in UN conferences before.

8 Ways You Can Take Action On The International Day Of The Girl

Megan Foo | Posted 12.10.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

October 11 marks the International Day of the Girl, a day established by the United Nations dedicated to raising awareness of gender inequalities, calling attention to gender-based discrimination and advocating for women's empowerment.

Are India's Cities Any More Safe Today for Women and Girls?

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Sarah Degnan Kambou

Do women and girls feel safer? Are perpetrators of sexual violence held accountable? Or is justice languishing in courtrooms and police stations while women continue to fear for their safety every time they step out of their homes?

April Jones, Child Brides and Us

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Victoria A. Brownworth

Women have been working to stop these crimes against girls for years. But until men stop providing the client base for child porn and child sex tourism and child brides, nothing will change. And millions more girls will be lost forever.

WATCH: The Crucial Role Men Play In Empowering Women, Girls

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.06.2013 | Impact

The HuffPost RaiseForWomen competition, which comes to a close on Thursday, has received notable support from one specific group -- the fellas. Me...

Groups Work to Stop Iceland's Illegal Whaling

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

Given Iceland's escalation in commercial whaling and trade, it is clearly time for more than words. It is time to impose trade sanctions on Iceland's illegal whaling industry.