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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.