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Catholic Women React to Pope Francis's Latest Initiative For Women

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.14.2016 | Religion

In his signature, off-the-cuff manner, Pope Francis unleashed a storm of debate on Thursday about the roles that Catholic women can play in the church...

Why We've Got The Wrong Hamilton On The $10 Bill

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women

Journalist and author Cokie Roberts is cool with there being a Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill, but she feels strongly that it shouldn't be Alex...

How One Woman Used Lipstick To Take A Stand Against Bosnian Snipers

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.06.2016 | OWN

When international humanitarian Zainab Salbi began fighting for women's rights in the early '90s, she was just 23 years old. It was the midst of the B...

Why Canada's Prime Minister Is Proud To Be A Feminist

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proudly proclaimed that he is a feminist during a global town hall that The Huffington Post Canada hosted on th...

Why feeling like a failure could be your own fault

Nancy Laws | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

Golly, I am about two weeks into my new fitness journey. I say new because this is probably the third journey I have started in the last six months. I...

At 101, Japan’s First Female Photojournalist Reflects On Her Career

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

Tsuneko Sasamoto was born in Tokyo in 1914. As the country’s first female photojournalist, Sasamoto documented life in Japan both during and after W...

Women Build Pathways to Peace in South Sudan

Jennifer L. Windsor | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Jennifer L. Windsor

There are numerous drivers of conflict in South Sudan, and the world's newest country has faced serious challenges since its independence from Sudan in 2011. However, there is one overlooked factor that perhaps could have prevented a resurgence of violence: a peace table that included women.

Mom's Posthumous Letter Is An Unforgettable Reminder That 'Every Day Matters'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents

Two years ago, Wisconsin mom Heather McManamy was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. On Wednesday, she died, but she didn't lose the battle. McMa...

How This Woman's Honeymoon Sparked A Global Initiative

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.18.2015 | OWN

When women's rights activist Zainab Salbi married her second husband a few years after breaking free from a brutal arranged marriage, she had just eno...

The Side Of War That We Can't Afford To Overlook Anymore

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.10.2015 | OWN

Having grown up in Iraq during the eight-year Iran-Iraq War, Zainab Salbi is no stranger to the impact of armed conflicts. She's seen public execution...

"I Thought Only Men Have Rights"

Jennifer L. Windsor | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Jennifer L. Windsor

These are the words of Zainab, a Nigerian woman who suffered years of abuse from her husband, in part because she did not know she had a right to live free from violence.

In Afghanistan, Investing in Women Inspires Change

Jennifer L. Windsor | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Jennifer L. Windsor

When she joined the WfWI training, Fatima noticed that many of the women in her neighborhood were working in isolation, and realized that together, they could start a small business.

Women's Rights Activist Learned A Big Lesson After Revealing A 'Shameful' Secret

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

For the last two decades, Zainab Salbi has devoted her life to helping women in war-torn regions, from Afghanistan to South Sudan. As a result of the ...

When Women's Rights Are Not Enough

Jennifer L. Windsor | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Jennifer L. Windsor

Around the world, women in 155 countries face legal restrictions on the economic opportunities available to them, according to the recent World Bank Group's report Women, Business and the Law 2016, which highlights the challenges women face in the global economy and underscores the need for legal reform.

My Conversation Examining the Tragedy of Nigeria's Stolen Girls

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS I have a conversation with Omoyele Sowore, founder and publisher of, and Amber Khan, senior communications director of Women for Women International, which advocates on behalf of women and girls around the globe.

Share, the Cookbook You Must Share

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

"This is a book about humanity and eating and families and sharing and caring and generosity," says Jesse Ziff Cool, a well-known restauranteur and co...

In Fight To End Female Genital Mutilation, Teachers Play Key Role

Evening Standard, London | Sophie Goodchild | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Teachers should be trained to spot the warning signs of female genital mutilation, says a leading women’s rights campaigner. Ngozi Eze, of charity ...

Recharging Your Batteries in the DRC

Diane Kabat | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Diane Kabat

Another woman explains how having access to protein has improved the nutrition for her small children and how she is able to provide her family with better and more plentiful vegetables because of animal by-product use.

Helping Women in Rwanda, One Brick at a Time

Sharon Davis | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Sharon Davis

In the town of Kayonza, many of the women have lived through genocide, yet clung on to a hope that the next generation would have more opportunity and continue to grow and develop.

From Wall Street to Kathmandu and Beyond

Sharon Davis | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Sharon Davis

It's been seven years since I left Wall Street to become an architectural designer which has been one of the most impactful decisions of my life.

14 Initiatives Helping Women Deliver All Over the World

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women, particularly in developing countries, face numerous challenges, including sexual violence, limited access to health resources, barriers to education, and inadequate economic opportunities.

A Few More Good Men

Afshan Khan | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Afshan Khan

The world needs more men like Sadullah Sarwari, men who understand that violence against women is a terrible injustice, and that with the power of their voices they can challenge those who perpetrate it and end the culture of impunity.

7 Easy Ways to Make an Impact on International Women's Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

If we all adopted Malala's attitudes, we'd be much closer to protecting and empowering women and girls around the globe. Yet, here's the great news: we don't have to endure personal tragedy in order to take a stand for equality. Even simple actions can create change.

LOOK: Photographs Of Inspiring Female Survivors Of War

Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts

In 'The Antelope's Strategy," Jean Hatzfeld interviews a female survivor of the Rwandan genocide. She says, "Telling the story doesn't bring them back...

CGI Commitment: Women's Group Pledges New Technologies

Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact

This post is part of HuffPost's partnership with Clinton Global Initiative, which details commitments made at the annual meeting. Clinton Global In...