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Can Muslim UN Human Rights Chief Save Humanity From Itself?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The challenge for both Muslims and the international community is to counter the hijacking of the Muslim identity by extremists and also to respond to the victimization of all, including Muslims who are targeted by bigotry as well co-coreligionists.

Working, Not Begging in Haiti

Willa Shalit | Posted 04.15.2012 | Impact
Willa Shalit

I'm flying back to Haiti, remembering words spoken to me nearly a decade ago: "We are not beggars!" The speaker was Rwandan master weaver Pascasie Mukabuligo.

United Nations Assignment: How Do You Create "We Are the World" for Women?

Beth Blatt | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact
Beth Blatt

We also want women from villages all over the world to sing along on the refrain of the song, "We Shall Shine." No idea how to make that happen. But we will.

Supporting a Real Women's Champion

Ritu Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ritu Sharma

Economies are strained worldwide, but economies will be the first to benefit if women are fully able to participate in all of their nation's activities.

Man Up? No, Thanks

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannon Galpin

I don't need to see Tarzan-like chest pounding from any candidate, male or female, to decide my vote. I need substance. If I wanted to hear a five-year-old's discourse, I'd listen to my kindergartner.

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.

First 'Davos' for Women's International Development Held in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women (CAFW) hosted its first "Dialogue for Action" last week in New York City. In short, the event dedicated to he...

"No to Violence Against Women" Summit Points to Economics

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

When it comes to protecting women from violence, experts are realizing that economic self-sufficiency offers a method of prevention.

Haitian Women: Enter At Center Stage

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Even before the earthquake, a shocking 70% of Haitian women and girls surveyed claimed to have experienced physical, sexual, political or psychological violence.

Do Americans Care About the UN?

Lys Anzia | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Lys Anzia

If you're from the US, you might be someone who's keenly interested in global politics or international justice. But what about the majority of other people? Do enough people really care?

Do 'Good' in This Small World This Holiday Season

Kevin Bacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kevin Bacon

You've probably heard of the Six Degrees concept. Any one person (including me) is connected to any other person through six or fewer relationships. is about using this idea to accomplish something good.

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.

Jordanians' Public Broadcasting Challenge

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Despite winning the license to privatize, Jordan has failed to create a legal environment or introduce traditions that encourage and improve public service broadcasting.

Report from Rio: Men and Boys in Gender Equality

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pedro C. Moreno

What is striking about this meeting is the number of men involved -- accounting for at least half the attendants. A far cry compared to other gatherings on women.