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Why #Beijing20 Matters to Every One of Us and How to Start Taking Action for Gender Equality in Your Everyday Life

Erin Stein | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Erin Stein

On September 5th and every day afterwards remember that there are no human rights that "they" are denied that "we" enjoy, be that defined by gender or geography. When it comes to humanity, we are them and they are us.

Moving Beyond 20 Years of 'One in Three'

Mary Ellsberg | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Mary Ellsberg

You may have heard the World Health Organization's harrowing statistic: one in three women around the world will be beaten or raped during her lifetime, most often by someone she knows -- either an intimate partner or family member.

Changing the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Ariel Smilowitz

Honoring human rights at home will allow us to promote them abroad; we should be leading by example, enacting sound, evidence-based policies that enable all women to live free of health, social, and economic insecurities.

A Stronger Voice for Half the World: "UN Women" to Work for Gender Equality

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

The unanimous adoption of a resolution that established "UN Women," a new composite entity for gender equality and empowerment of women, was greeted with a loud chorus of approval.