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#FredinChina: Millennials to Steal Women's Day

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

'Women's Day' is on March 8th, and celebrates equality between the men and women. This is a very serious day in China, where every Chinese woman expects to be treated extremely well on this day by her entourage, family, company and her husband.

Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You.

Melissa Curry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Melissa Curry

Today is International Women's Day, a day that in so many ways represents the start of our BYOS story. On this day three years ago my little bar of SUCCESS, which has since been shared over 4,000 times across the globe, was unveiled to a roomful of Irish businesswomen.

Why Women Need to Be Heard More

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 03.08.2016 | Religion
Shammi Paranjape

Pope Francis made a statement recently, where he told men to be less macho and listen more to women. Why did he make this statement? Was he underlining the truth of basic man-woman equality, and hinting that the world needs to ''listen more?"

Afghan Site Blacks Out Photos To Highlight Women Forced To Hide In Fear

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.08.2016 | Impact

A UN agency in Afghanistan made a bold statement on International Women's Day by blacking out all of the photos on its website and replacing them with...

This International Women's Day, Remember the Women Who Dare to Choose Their Own Path

Purnima Mane | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Purnima Mane

On this International Women's Day, as we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, we must remember that without control over their own bodies and without choices about if, when, and how often to have children, the scope and breadth of women's ambitions is ultimately, and irrevocably, limited.

When Will There Be a UN Secretary-General Like Me?

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
Hibaaq Osman

How did Eve repay Adam for his sacrifice in the scriptures? By leading him to the fall from grace. From the very beginning then, women are not only subordinate to men - their humanity is somehow lesser than that of man, being as they are just a little piece of him.

'Amazon Prime For Women' Parody Has The Perfect Solution To Wage Inequality

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women

Introducing "Amazon Prime for Women:" A service where women get 78 percent of an item, for 78 percent of the price. That's the premise behind a par...

Matt Sheehan

China is Imprisoning These 5 Women For Speaking Out On Women's Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities rang in Sunday’s International Women’s Day with a contradiction: celebrating the country’s first draft law on dom...

Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrates Women's Day With Her Famous BFFs

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment

In honor of International Women's Day on Sunday, Gwyneth Paltrow posted some photos of her famous female friends. Jennifer Aniston, Maya Rudolph, Nico...

The U.N. Aims To End Gender Inequality By 2030. Can It Be Done?

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact

Updated on March 8, 2015 at 12:45 P.M. EST The U.N. admits that the road to gender equality has been "slow" moving and hampered by regression. But ...

Underwear Campaign Shares Powerful #BriefMessage About Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact

No, these women aren’t getting their panties in a bunch. They’re just getting the world to listen. Across the globe, more than a third of wome...

The Women Who Dare to Dream on International Women's Day

Purnima Mane | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Purnima Mane

Picture a world where every woman is empowered. Where she never hesitates, never falters, never waivers in her confidence and belief in herself.

We Need Universal Access to Education for All Girls

Kiana Knolland | Posted 05.12.2014 | College
Kiana Knolland

Education is the key for young girls all over the world to grow up and do great things. In the words of Alice Walker, "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking that they don't have any."

8 Women Who Already Made The World A Better Place In 2014

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

1. Afghanistan's first female police chief showed the world what courage looks like. Col. Jamila Bayaz was appointed to run security in the Kabul's...

Violence, Poverty, Illiteracy Affect Far Too Many Women. Here's What You Should Know And What You Can Do

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

The 2014 theme for the 2014 United Nations' International Women's Day, "Equality for women is progress for all," underscores the fact that a better wo...

Reimagined Women's Magazines Swap Cover Girls For Slaves

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

An advocacy site has given glossy women's magazines a makeover, replacing quintessential headlines and photos with messages that convey a much more gr...

Google Celebrates International Women's Day With Creative Doodle Video

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

International Women's Day is March 8th, and this year Google is marking the occasion with a very special doodle. Well, not so much a doodle as a video...

Catherine Pearson

What You 'Really Really Want' According To This Sex Activist

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

This International Women's Day, we're joining HuffPost outposts around the world to talk Conversation Changers -- women who are not just successful in...

Celebrating Women's Day, Winning on Reproductive Rights

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The ability to control whether and when to have a child are key to the physical, social and economic health of women and families, and access to legal, safe and affordable birth control and abortion are essential to guarantee that ability.

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship With Julia Hartz and Daphne Koller

Heather Hummel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Heather Hummel

In light of Women's Day (March 8,2014), we chatted with Julia Hartz of Evenbrite and Daphne Koller of Coursera, two of today's leading women entrepreneurs who kindly shared their wisdom, trials and triumphs with us.

Pew Survey: Why Men Fail at Online Dating

Damona Hoffman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Technology
Damona Hoffman

"Hey Giiiirllll, you look good," may work in the club, but in the land of online dating such mindless messages fall upon deaf ears, making their way right to the trash folder.

Ditch Your Pity Party Invites!

Michelle Renee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Michelle Renee

A prolonged pity party is not fun for anyone. Get sad. Get angry. Get disappointed. But get it out of your system and move forward with new focus.

Being Half the Sky

Nicole Melancon | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Nicole Melancon

On International Women's Day, thousands of events were held all across the world in honor of the day and it is even a holiday in some countries, such as Afghanistan, that have been known to foster some of the most severe oppression of women in the world.

Google's International Women's Day Doodle Does Away With The Flowers

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

Friday is International Women's Day, a holiday that started in 1911, and Google is celebrating it 102 years later with its latest doodle. Google i...

Girls' Education: A Potent Anti-Poverty Vaccine

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Girls' education is among the most potent anti-poverty vaccines. On International Women's Day, here is a quick look at three reasons why.