With over 70 percent of Kenyans aged below 30, we are at the cusp of a demographic dividend. For this dividend to become a reality, Kenya will have to surmount some formidable challenges, none more exigent than the empowerment of its women.
I hear it all the time. I hear it from mothers. I hear it from fathers. It's a warning intended to keep a daughter safe that comes with a lot of shame lurking in the background.
The absurd expense of tampons is one of these circumstances that policy makers are now addressing.
The Honorable LaJune Lange exemplifies the qualities of a global citizen and leader in her daily life. Judge Lange is on a mission to make justice a lived reality across the globe.
Why does it matter whether international humanitarian organizations like Lutheran World Relief work to empower women living in poverty around the world? How does it help? Here are five reasons.
Fair pay advocates in states across the country are carefully contemplating this effect as a strategy to close the wage gap. On January 29, we will mark the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
I'm afraid to dig the book out of my bag and plunk it on the table, but I'm also afraid not to. Because what kind of feminist does that make me if I'm not willing to meet discussion of my politics and beliefs head on? Pathetic.
In business: YOU are your brand. You are your reputation. Be very clear on your values in business - they are like your moral compass & will in...
In recent elections the gender numbers are moving against the GOP. Even with a female running mate, Republican presidential nominee John McCain lost women to Obama by seven percentage points; four years later, Republican challenger Mitt Romney lost them by 12 percentage points.
Jay Newton-Small is Washington correspondent for TIME and the author of Broad Influence, a book about women in politics. As a reporter, she has covered the White House, Congress, the 2012 Republican presidential campaign and foreign policy.
It is the tennis court that has long provided King with a platform to create change. But where does the answer to achieving gender equality ultimately lie? King believes it's up to the Millennial generation.
U.S. military combat roles are open to women, announced Defense Secretary Ashton Carter just last month. Getting here hasn't been easy. Over 70 years ago, women flew military planes for the first time.
In this weekly chronicle, I will be happily sharing my theories on life, based on personal experiences which have lead me, to the continuous progression and construction of a my own "Being."
If the price of fresh, nutritious food in your grocery store upsets you, learn to shop seasonally. I ask my clients to shop for what's in season in their part of the country. Those items will have a lesser price tag, and be fresher than items being shipped a long distance.
Maternal health has made great advances in Ethiopia. In my 10 years conducting research on maternal health, I've seen a big push to build more health facilities and to provide ambulances to transport pregnant women to these facilities.
What Saudi Arabia needs to do, in earnest, is take steps to diversify away from oil dependence. There are ample opportunities here -- in tourism, alternative energy, education, the arts, entertainment, entrepreneurship... And there's no better time than now.