Not even thirty years old, Kapoor is already considered one of the most inspiring young social entrepreneurs in the world and after a visit to her beautiful school in the slums of Delhi, it is no doubt that she and her pupils will go far.
"The terrible events that women suffer every day in Afghanistan demonstrate that women do not enjoy their human rights in this society."
As a mother, a moment of low self-esteem was a luxury I felt like I was no longer entitled to.
Legislating against and criminalizing the burqa is not, as many critics argue, going to achieve gender parity in Western societies. Rather, banning the burqa is going to bully Muslim women into abandoning their cultural traditions, religious obligations, and political expressions.
Instead of "trusting" someone, think about trusting that person to be who they are. Then trust in your ability to be OK with that person as they are.
Cute does not equate to respect.
I knew we were on to something. For much of 2013, our team at Provide explored ideas about how we could move people on the issue of abortion in deepl...
As we celebrate Women's History Month in March, events are planned on campuses across the nation to reflect on the achievements of women. Most importa...
While most of my global health films on women and girls are used as tools to advocate for increased awareness of an issue, increased funding or better legislation, I will be using PODER! as a tool to advocate for more leadership training to ensure girls can advocate for their own causes, their own funding and impact legislation in their own communities.
Congress needs to hear from us, to know that as American citizens we support our government's efforts to halt violence against women. It is imperative that we write, email, tweet, call or visit our members of Congress and urge them to sign on.
My concern is the rush to defend these actions. My concern is the lack of recognition that there is, in fact, a problem. My concern is the dominating reluctance to speak out.
"After our divorce, my husband denied that he was the father of our children and publicly denounced me as an adulteress. This is an extremely serious allegation in Afghanistan."
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."
Jacob Hynes came to the realization that despite the rejection, it would be "pretty hot" if Christine, his wife of seven years, were to leave him to be with woman.
"Our society is a very traditional one, where not only men are against women, but women are even against themselves. Illiteracy is an extremely important factor, as is the lack of a legal system that can adequately deal with discrimination and exclusion."
Unfortunately, it is still necessary to have a token month devoted to women's lives. Every generation of little girls and women need to learn their past so that they can imagine a future in which gender equality is the norm and not the exception.