Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.
We can and must turn this picture to reality. Right now, every country is working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and to define a new global development plan. We must seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to position gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment firmly at the center of the global agenda.
From Sweden and Australia to Los Angeles and San Francisco, protesters have been growing by the thousands due to the current crimes against humanity the Assyrian and Yazidi minorities are facing in Iraq and Syria.
As far as Security Council presidencies go, British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant began his stint with a splash -- a live performance of the Globe Theatre's Hamlet to an enthusiastic crowd at the United Nations.
How will Schwarzenegger and his governorship -- easily the most surprising thing in a surprising life -- be seen in the end? That depends on a number of things, not the least of which is himself.
Youth now have the opportunity to speak up and express their biggest concerns and problems, in a global context.
An Interview with Diana Samarasan, Disability Rights Fund ...
On the day after the FAA implemented its flight ban to Israel, it was business as usual at Isaac B Salon on Second Avenue, near the United Nations in New York.
Israel has been sharply criticized for civilian casualties in Gaza, so I imagined how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would address the issue if ask...
If people truly were concerned about global climate change and the environment then ignoring the horrific impacts of animal agriculture let alone the inherent cruelty involved is ... well, alarming and more than a little foolish.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
The Qataris, in particular -- who never met a radical Islamist group they did not like -- fully understand the value of the abduction of a soldier to Hamas, and will do little or nothing, regardless of Kerry's pleas.
The progress of the Millennium Development Goals in pictures - An essay, in pictures from Brazil. This April we went to Brazil for a reporting trip ...
The Israel Defense Forces will do their part. It is now time for the international community, led by the U.S., to do its part. The violation by Hamas of the 72-hour ceasefire agreement must serve as a reminder: Without an overseeing body mandated to prevent Hamas from rearming, we will find ourselves in a worse situation down the road.
The media coverage has been slowly turning to scare stories about Ebola arriving here through infected travelers and how our own system could cope with such a happenstance.
The world has become accustomed to fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, and there has been a cumulative desensitization to the human suffering caused by the current conflict. The magnitude of the humanitarian disaster now unfolding is immense. Gaza has fewer than 1.8 million inhabitants, and over 1,400 of them are now dead. Were a similar catastrophe to occur in the United States, a nation of 316 million people, the equivalent number of deaths would be over 240,000. Faced with the unending possibility of attack, Israel is understandably concerned about its security. But its actions in the current conflict suggest that in the end its greatest threat may be to its soul.