An analysis of policies on violence against women in 70 countries from 1975 to 2005 reveals that the most important factor driving policy change is women's activism.
Before we saw this recent video, people should have been just as appalled, outraged and speaking out this way. And the NFL should have handed down these sanctions right from the beginning.
While I may be helping with the statistics, I am still in a situation where the rest of the world hasn't caught up just yet. Through these experiences, I have learned a few key lessons in terms of being a woman in a work setting, usually with a lot of men.
We need to love ourselves and loving yourself does not mean just your exterior. When we look into our own eyes there should be no doubt that we love what we see. That heart, mind and soul is something to celebrate. All original, one of a kind, you.
Without Net Neutrality, women's and girls' voices online will be threatened. Already, major media's structural inequality continually leaves women and girls out.
Something very exciting is happening at the number one women's glossy. For the first time Cosmopolitan is endorsing political candidates. Basically, the editors now have your back on what colors are in this fall and what names you should be checking in the voting booths next month.
On the weekend of July 26, 2014, more than 90 sisters of Delta Pi Sorority convened at the University of Connecticut to celebrate a 50-year milestone. This was no ordinary reunion and this was no ordinary sorority.
Challenge yourself to take at least one deep, concentrated breath each day. As you inhale, think of one action you will take to become emotionally stronger; as you exhale, think of one action you will take to become physically stronger.
Over twenty centuries later of Racine's period, society had been developed in every way. The Roman empire intervenes and takes care of the state and puts aside the citizen's worries.
Women and girls, men and boys all share the right to live free of violence, which is, unfortunately, experienced by both men and women. Women and girls, however, disproportionately experience violence due to a deeply rooted global culture of gender discrimination.
So many of our emotions get labelled as bad or negative and yet this good/bad, positive/negative kind of definition is a very narrow description, and one that doesn't recognize how important all of our feelings actually are.
Braveness means accepting rejection but treating failure as an essential part of success. True bravery is the realization that other women are not your competitors and that we can all assist one another. It's also about wholeness.
By commenting on a woman's body, you are continuing a cycle of perceiving our bodies for how they appear rather than for what they can do.
Without a proper education, young women become one of the most disadvantaged groups in rural Egypt. They are more likely to continue to work in poorly paid farms, to be married off early and to face greater risks in nutrition, health and overall well-being.
Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.
Monday was Labor Day, and I couldn't let this week pass by without acknowledging all the hard working ladies that have become role models for women ev...