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Kenya Cannot Rise If Its Women Are Left Behind

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

A much overlooked prerequisite to achievement of development, peace and sustainability is gender equality which will result in improved educational outcomes, better health and greater economic prosperity.

LA Chapter of UN Women Discusses Female Genital Cutting

Maryam Zar | Posted 08.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

The practice is common in many African and some Middle Eastern countries. The 2013 UNICEF* report on FGM showed the practice most prevalent in Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia and Nigeria Recently Nigeria and Somalia outlawed the practice. Still, it prevails in secret.

Consent and Ending Violence Against Women and Children

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Soraya Chemaly

A culture of consent is based on the rights of potential victims instead of on the rights of potential rapists.  Which would you prefer?

UN Women Photographer Phil Borges Knows How to Stir the Fire

Philippa Young | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Philippa Young

Far from being a GenYer venture, Stirring the Fire is the brainchild of Phil Borges, a 68-year-old social documentary photographer and filmmaker.