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This UN Women Campaign Challenges Men To Say Their Mother's Name In Public

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women

Many Egyptian and Middle Eastern men won't speak their mother's name in public, but the United Nations is looking to change that with a Mother's Day c...

U.N. Women Scraps Uber Partnership

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - A United Nations organization for gender equality and empowerment of women said it would not collaborate with online taxi service Uber Tec...

Tackling the Taboo of Menstruation

Chris W. Williams | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Chris W. Williams

One of the least discussed, yet most pervasive stigmas in gender equality is female menstruation. In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to sexism that can hold women back in their personal lives and professional careers.

Dana Liebelson

TV Networks Wouldn't Show Clinton's Speech On Women. Here It Is.

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, likely Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton spoke at a United Nations conference on women. But if you were watc...

Business Leaders: It's Time to Invest in Women

Rick Goings | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Rick Goings

As I have traveled the globe, I have had the opportunity to see this fundamental principle in action. There is no question in my mind -- women's empowerment is the best investment that a business can make.

The U.N. Aims To End Gender Inequality By 2030. Can It Be Done?

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact

Updated on March 8, 2015 at 12:45 P.M. EST The U.N. admits that the road to gender equality has been "slow" moving and hampered by regression. But ...

New Pressures on the UN Security Council to Lift Its Arms Embargo on Libya

Joseph Braude | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Joseph Braude

Pressures mounted on the United Nations Security Council yesterday to lift its international embargo on arms to the Libyan government. In an interview with journalist Valerio Robecco, Libyan UN ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi said, "A time limit should be set for militias to leave the capital and a government of national united needs to be formed.

Mind the (Gender) Gap

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

Tackling this issue requires a change in a society's understanding of "what a woman can or can not do." Policies help. Signing treaties help. Yet, advocating a change in mentality requires reframing the conversation at the policy level.

Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women's Day

Anushay Hossain | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Anushay Hossain

As International Women's Day comes around, we have a lot to reflect on, but we must also remember women are not alone in our quest for justice. From Dhaka to DC, we are united in saying the rights that were denied to us will not be denied to our daughters.

No Country Has Reached Gender Equality, UN Women Director Says

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmothe...

Women and Self-Defense

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Miri Ben-Ari

As International Women's day approaches, here is my conversation with Karl Romain on this subject with some insights for the ladies out there that would like to be able to defend themselves...

One Billion Rising in Los Angeles: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls

Tabby Biddle | Posted 02.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Tabby Biddle

On Sunday night at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, President Obama took to the stage with a video message inviting the millions of people watching to join a new campaign, #ItsOnUs, to end violence against women and girls.

Eleanor Goldberg

Indian Comic Book Superhero Who Survived Rape Fights Stigma

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact

After a harrowing New Delhi gang rape in 2012, a police officer told Ram Devineni that "no good girl walks home at night." In that moment, the Indian-...

Why Emma Watson Is Every Woman's Girl Crush

Shinjini Das | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

As a classy, humble, well-educated, and eloquent woman, she has carved a niche for herself that will only continue to grow and gain momentum in the years to come. Congratulations, Emma Watson. You are undoubtedly the girl crush of women around the world. Continue trailblazing the path to gender equality!

Emma Watson Launches New UN Women #HeforShe Initiative in Davos

Tabby Biddle | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Tabby Biddle

The new campaign, IMPACT 10X10X10, is a one-year pilot effort that aims to engage governments, corporations and universities to make concrete commitments to women's empowerment and gender equality.

Gender Equality Isn't Just A Women's Issue': Interview With Elizabeth Nyamayaro, UN HeForShe Founder

Ravishly | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Ravishly

You can't talk about any violence against women and not talk to the men who are mostly perpetuating the violence. You can't talk about access to equal pay for women without talking to men; no country in the world has been able to achieve that without speaking to the men.

In Palestine, Specialized Prosecutors Ensure Women Survivors' Access to Justice

UN Women | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
UN Women

A 2011 survey of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics revealed that one-third of women experiencing violence remain silent or seek help from family. Few turn to specialized institutions, and even less to security and justice services.

Men Redefining the Glass Ceiling of Gender Inequality

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Yasamin Beitollahi

The movement for gender equality was originally conceived as a struggle for women's rights by women and only for women. With the HeForShe movement, men are invited and empowered to step up for the women in their lives.

Stand In Solidarity With Courageous Women's Human Rights Defenders

UN Women | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
UN Women

As we approach the 20-year anniversary of Beijing, discrimination and violence against women, and the stereotypes that confine them into narrowly fixed roles must end. Women have the right to make their own decisions about their lives and their bodies.

Cambodia Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Confronting Gender-Based Violence

UN Women | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
UN Women

Supported by UN Women, the Government of Cambodia established a Technical Working Group on Gender and Gender-Based Violence, consisting of key line ministries, civil society organizations and development partners.

In Fiji First Responders Train to Address Sexual Violence in Disasters

UN Women | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
UN Women

The program seeks to help first responders better recognize and address gender-based violence and ensure that safety concerns for women are incorporated into disaster-risk-reduction planning and needs assessments.

In Liberia, Mobile Banking to Help Ebola-affected Women Traders

UN Women | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
UN Women

In a country where approximately 85 percent of daily market traders are women, Ebola prevention measures are having a drastic impact on their livelihoods and economic security.

Play Your Part To End Violence Against Women

UN Women | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
UN Women

No area of women and girls' lives goes entirely untouched by violence or the potential for it.

From Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson: What's Changed?

Sarah Collins | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Collins

For every progressive film or TV show made, there are at least a dozen more undoing its positive influence. One can watch an early '60s flick like Lover Come Back and find almost the same character attributes to females in a movie like The Other Woman, released this past April.

New Law Spurs Action, Bringing Protection to Many

UN Women | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
UN Women

A new law against domestic violence adopted in August in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, coupled with efforts to promote the Istanbul Convention are giving new hope to survivors.