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3 Survivors Reveal The Brutal Reality Of Female Genital Mutilation

Cosmopolitan Magazine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

During the summer months, while many families take vacations or usher their children off to camp, thousands of girls here in the U.S. are being sent o...

Without Economic Opportunities, Ukraine's Women May Turn to Putin

Marcia Greenberg | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Marcia Greenberg

Were more decision-makers to see and listen to average Ukrainian women, they would hear a consistent complaint: After years of corruption, women want a fair system with economic opportunity.

Creativity Fuels Future of Women's Rights

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

Our merger recognizes that creativity, innovation and story-telling are crucial to imagining and achieving a new future for the world's women.

International Women's Day -- How Empowering One Impacts Many

Vicki Escarra | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

These are the stories that help us believe that the world is changing, that we as a global community are coming together to provide the support needed to succeed.

A Woman Among Warlords: An Interview With Malalai Joya

Suzanne Persard | Posted 10.25.2013 | World
Suzanne Persard

Despite the atrocities of the Taliban, a twelve-year war, and struggles against gender-based violence, Joya spoke with me about why she refuses to relinquish her fight for a free Afghanistan.

Surprising Name-Change Law Upheld

Posted 05.31.2013 | Weddings

While the debate on the merits of changing your last name after marriage rages in the U.S., a Japanese court has taken a serious stand on the issue. ...

The Viral Rage Against Rape

Jensine Larsen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

Let's not debase her as solely a simplistic, sensationalist survivor of rape -- but lift her up as a dynamic change agent and outspoken liberator of our future.

Dr. Nafis Sadik Talks Women's Rights

Leah Griesmann | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Leah Griesmann

Dr. Nafis Sadik, the first female head of a major United Nations program (UN Population Fund 1987-2000), is the subject of a new biography, Champion o...

Why Water Can't Wait

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 04.16.2013 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

Thousands of miles away in countries across the globe, millions of girls do not have the luxury to ignore their chores like I do. Instead, their families rely on these girls to spend hours of their days collecting water from faraway or unreliable sources.

Eleven Words

Melanne Verveer | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Melanne Verveer

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day today, I can't help but recall the moment 17 years ago when then-First Lady Hillary Clinton proclaimed, "Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights."

WATCH: Has U.S. Presence In Afghanistan Worsened The Situation Of Women?

Posted 10.16.2012 | World

Violence against women in Afghanistan may have lessened since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, but the situation is far from peaceful for the millions...

Combating Gender-Based Violence as a U.S. Policy Priority

Mark P. Lagon | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Mark P. Lagon

Victims of the various forms of sexual and gender-based violence -- including rape, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, and domestic abuse -- are frequently prevented by societal constraints from seeking safety or justice.

LOOK: The Countries With The Worst Gender Gaps

Slate | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women

In Half the Sky, a documentary series and book, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling narrative of women’s suffering. T...

Bursting the Bubble: When 'Half the Sky' Abuses Itself

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Let's shift the discourse away from 'women vs. women', which sounds like a tawdry Las Vegas boxing match, and move it towards a much deeper conversation about what we need to do to get more women in leadership positions in both the public and private sector and eradicate poverty.

Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

Global Summit of Women

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Jeannie E. Javelosa

Supporting and working for women's economic empowerment is key to shift the whole cycle of energy and power in our world today.

Saudi Women Take The Wheel

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

It’s a Saudi sit-in. Except these women aren’t occupying King Abdullah Street... they’re sitting in their cars. Women all over Saudi Arabia a...

Kadia, This Is for You...

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Kumi Naidoo

We must accept that after decades of struggle led by the women movement, injustice perpetuated against women for no other reason than their gender remains.

Hillary's Women's Rights Problem

Vishnu Sridharan | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Vishnu Sridharan

By stating in no uncertain terms that women deserve equal treatment because of their inalienable, integral and indivisible rights, Clinton will solidify her record as one of the most influential advocates for gender equality the world has ever seen.

Amanda Terkel

Global Family Planning Funding Threatened By GOP Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans continue to push for sweeping cuts amidst federal budget talks, women's rights advocates worry the threat to internation...

International Women's Day: 5 Ways To Help Empower Women

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

2011 marks the 100-year anniversary of International Women's Day. The annual holiday has roots in the American Women's Suffrage Movement and is now ce...

Fighting For Girls' Rights With God's Help: A Conversation With Aicha Ech-Channa

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Winner of the $1 million Opus Prize in 2009, Aicha Ech-Channa has worked for five decades to help unmarried women with children in Casablanca, Morocco.

What's Wrong With "Women's Rights," and Why the US Should Ratify CEDAW Anyway

Darren Rosenblum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darren Rosenblum

Improving women's status in society, as CEDAW instructs, will not single-handedly eliminate gender inequality. To do that, we need to take men and other sexes into account.

International Women's Day - Remembering Afghan Women

Katherine Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Brown

International Women's Day has held special meaning for me ever since 2004, when I celebrated it with women in Kabul. Looking back, 2004 was a far more positive time than today.

Prince Abdul Ali Seraj on the Status of Women in Afghanistan (Part 1)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Prince Abdul Ali Seraj accepted the candidacy for President of Afghanistan only to later abandon his bid to favor of Karzai. This endorsement reportedly resulted from Karzai's pledge to help Ali's constituents.