We have been addressing gender inequality globally for well over a century, and women and society cannot afford to wait any longer. We must put an expiry date on discrimination against women.
As the world celebrates International Women's Day on March 8th, it is time to remember that are many gains to be cherished and there many gaps that still persist.
When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.
First it was Clint Eastwood and American Sniper. For the sake of educating myself on all things mainstream, I endured two hours of this peculiar Western devotion to fiction, violence and American exceptionalism.
It's not every former child soldier who has a memoir on the New York Times bestseller list. Or has the Washington Post's reviewer declare that, "everyone in the world should read this book."
Tjalke has an academic background in International Politics and she has been involved with Model United United Nations, UN Youth Associations, and Youth-Led NGOs since 2006.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner ...
The ad that Shmuley Boteach financed in the paper was a deliberate and scathing affront on her dignity. She doesn't deserve that.
Activity intensified over the past week at the United Nations with respect to the deteriorating situation in Yemen -- amid further evidence of a rift over the country's future between Washington and its traditional Gulf allies.
Global military expenditure over 1.7 trillion dollars. Thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. Weapons systems in outer space. The possibility of annihilation of life as we know it.
Securing water and sanitation infrastructure for Haiti is ultimately about fulfilling obligations and respecting human rights, areas where the UN can, and should, be demonstrating leadership.
Civil society groups, investors and even some companies and governments, have recognized that change was, at best, too slow, and they have engaged in myriad efforts to motivate action regarding business' respect for human rights.
I was hopeful that Feingold would speak to the root causes of armed rebellions in the region. It was puzzling that the speech offered no mention of why armed groups are there in the first place. Does this reflect a fundamental misunderstanding, or worse, omission by State that illegal mining contributes to extreme poverty and deprivation?
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...
While it is hard to get excited by a string of meetings and a long list of acronyms, they nonetheless point in a forward direction; the world is finally coming to grips with the stark reality that we are pushing the planet's life support systems to their limits
As any parent instinctively knows, our children are our future. They will inherit the world we leave for them. How they lead and shape the world depends in large part upon our actions today, upon how we invest in them.