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Women and Poverty

Emma Gray

Education and Entrepreneurship: These Organizations Are Helping Women Move Out Of Poverty | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

A Glimpse at The MA Conference for Women 2014

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 02.05.2015 | Women
Dr. Randy Kamen

The collective consciousness of the participants and speakers at this inspiring conference was that, ultimately we are all connected and everything is possible if we come together and assume our birthright as leaders and choose to make a difference for the greater good of all.

Maria Shriver And Oprah Sit Down With Real Women Living On The Brink

OWN | Posted 03.29.2014 | OWN

Millions of women are living at or below the poverty line, despite the fact that they have jobs. In her new documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Li...

Texas and Tampons -- Why Sister Supplies Should Be Part of the Dialogue on Reproductive Health

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Sue Kerr

Tampons and pads are not weapons of mass destruction. We do not even have enough to take care of all the women who need them. Do you think we are going to WASTE them on you?

Men and Boys Are Key to Empowering Women and Girls

Helene Gayle | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Helene Gayle

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgPrograms focused on the empowerment of girls and women are a solution to poverty. But empowering a woman with the skill to make a blanket or feed her family is not enough.

Raising Women's Voices

Women Thrive Worldwide | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Women Thrive Worldwide

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgFar too often, global decisions about poverty and developing countries are made without accounting for the needs of women and girls. So what's the solution?

Jessica Prois

'World Is Failing Girls And Women' Amid Global Recession: Report | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Jan. 23, 2013: 6:50 p.m. EST Amid the global economic recession, talk abounds of austerity measures, food shortages and a shrinking middle...

Let's Celebrate International Day of the Girl

Cecilia Attias | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women
Cecilia Attias

While we celebrate International Day of the Girl, let's take action to make sure everyone -- governments, businesses, parents and teachers -- is aware of and ready to nurture the formidable talents and capacities and potential of girls.

Catherine New

The Troubling Reason Single Moms Can't Break Out Of Poverty | Catherine New | Posted 09.13.2012 | Money

Nearly half of households headed up by a single mom don't regularly use a bank account and rely on pricey alternative financial services, according to...

18 Powerful Facts About Women And Poverty

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.29.2012 | Women

Fact: In 2010 46 million Americans were living in poverty. Fact: Record numbers of Americans living in "extreme poverty" are women. During the Re...

6 Reasons To Invest In Women

Anya Cherneff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Anya Cherneff

We're pretty sure there's no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women... Are you convinced?

Mommy Wars: An Attempt to Disenfranchise Women

Anika Rahman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Anika Rahman

In this election year, women are being thrust into the political debate and openly attacked as if we were a single hot-button issue like gun rights or fracking.

10 Simple Actions to Honor International Women's Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Kristi York Wooten

Here are ten simple actions you can take right now to learn more about the inequality debate and improve the lives of women and girls everywhere.

Better Opportunities For Women Start with Education

Kathy Krendl | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Kathy Krendl

Better opportunities for women start with education.

"No to Violence Against Women" Summit Points to Economics

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

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

International Women's Day Is Today

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

International Women's Day is a global celebration of women with a focus on how to improve the lives of women around the world.