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

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

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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...

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...

Who Says There Aren't Role Models for Women Anymore?

Christine Eads | Posted 06.09.2012 | Women
Christine Eads

As a radio host, I'm able to speak with some of my lifelong idols; I've also been introduced to some remarkable people from all walks of life that I may have otherwise never met.

For the Women of Bosnia, War Was Not the End

Andrée Simon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Andrée Simon

Bosnia changed the perception of what it means to be a woman in war forever. For the first time, women became targets of war, as close to 50,000 women were raped during the conflict.

Why International Women's Day Matters

Andrée Simon | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Andrée Simon

At Women for Women International, we believe that one woman can change many things, but many women together can change everything.

The Fate of Women in Afghanistan: An International Women's Day Conversation With Zainab Salbi

Martha Burk | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Martha Burk

"Protecting women's rights, and protecting women from violence is not an isolated issue from the larger violence that is happening in the country. Violence simply starts with women but never stops with them."

7 Nonprofits To Watch On Pinterest

Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact

By now, most nonprofits have likely been bombarded with suggestions to hop on the Pinterest craze. So what's it all about, and which organizations can...

Remembering the Courage of Bosnia's Women

Seida Saric | Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact
Seida Saric

Nearly twenty years ago, the country I called home, Bosnia and Herzegovina, descended into a brutally violent and destructive war, one that shredded the fabric of our society and forever altered the lives of the survivors.

Women Changing The World: Atlanta's Womenetics 2011

Deborah Richardson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Women
Deborah Richardson

The National Women's History Project states: "History looks different when the contributions of women are included." Attendees of the "Womenetics Global Women's Initiative" take this to heart.

International Widows Day Opens Eyes, Hearts

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

In 2005 Cherie Blair launched International Widows Day at the House of Lords in London, and this important humanitarian conversation has continued to capture the interest of governments worldwide.

2011 Is the Year for Female Economic Empowerment

Marylouise Oates | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Marylouise Oates

Over and over, participants agreed that "this is the time for financial inclusion for women." And they have some expert advice from within their ranks on how to pull this off.

Women in the World: Stories and Solutions Summit 2011

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Women In the World: Stories and Solutions continues to lead and lay the groundwork for amplifying concerns that have too long remained out of view.

Don't Know Melanne Verveer? Why you Should

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Women stand at the center of every type of dramatic change occurring in the world today: whether it's coordinating relief in Japan, consolidating democracy in Egypt or running Facebook.

One Hundred Years Ago

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Zainab Salbi

It is ironic that on the 100th year anniversary of International Women's Day we are more or less demanding the same things as our grandmothers did.