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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 01.23.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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.

In the Words of Suaad Allami: The Plight of Iraqi Women Refugees

UN Women | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
UN Women

An award-winning Iraqi lawyer and activist for women's rights from Sadr City in Baghdad, Suaad Allami founded the NGO "Women for Progress" in 2007. She gives us a glimpse at how thousands of Iraqi women and girls are coping...

Women Mobilize to Halt Spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

UN Women | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Volunteers underwent intensive training to learn about the disease and their roles during the campaign. UN Women helped design the trainings, along with UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO.

Liberian Women Adopt New Strategies in Ebola Response

UN Women | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Radio host Justice Clarke and his guests sit in a semi-circular United Nations radio studio for a live discussion of ...

GlobalGirl Media Network Puts Girls at the Center of the Story

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Tabby Biddle

Through their journalism training academies, GlobalGirl Media empowers girls ages 14 - 22 in under-served and marginalized areas around the world to write, edit and produce their own blogs and videos, enabling them to get behind the lens to share their perspective.

Celebrating One Year of #FutureisFemale with Moxie Media

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

On October 8th we celebrated the first anniversary of Moxie Media's blog, Moxie Insider. One year, countless inspiring stories about #futureisfemale f...

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

Nordic Women's Conference-Gains for Women are Going Backward due to Failure of National and International Leadership

Ann Wright | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Ann Wright

As conservative agendas of governments around the world decrease the opportunities for women, it is vitally important that women work in solidarity with those still struggling for basic human rights as well as with those facing a roll-back of gains made.

Dear Hackers: Your Nude Photo Threats Against Emma Watson Only Help The Women's Rights Cause

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

These hackers have shown just how important such a campaign it is -- single-handedly refuting any claims that gender inequality and ugly misogyny are no longer a problem.

Internet Trolls Threaten To Release Nude Photos Of Emma Watson After Feminist Speech

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women

UPDATE: Sept. 24 -- The website EmmaYouAreNext.com, which previously claimed it would leak nude photos of Emma Watson and was believed to have been cr...

CEOs for Women's Empowerment: Why It's Time for Action

Rick Goings | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Rick Goings

In today's global business climate, women continue to strive to breakthrough barriers that keep them from achieving their professional potential -- their male counterparts need to step up to the plate to help them get there.