What exactly is it about a human being's sexual orientation that triggers such hate? What's it to them -- the haters of gay, lesbian and bisexual people -- whom other people are sexually attracted to and love? Why are transgender people so hated, so marginalized?
A woman's position within Kenyan society is quickly revealed on street level, in the boardroom and at home.
Today, I'm horrified to say, rape is being used as more than a sick prize for the victor. In rural villages of the Fizi Territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rape has been reinvented as a primary weapon of war.
For the thousands of conflict-affected widows -- such as Sita and Radha -- and their families, amnesty is not an option. The Supreme Court must end the culture of impunity that has so far defined Nepal's post-conflict transition.
The USA is recovering from its economic downturn faster than other rich countries. To speed up this recovery, we need to choose our meals wisely and embrace the healthy menu of jobs, global mindset, and true grit that many immigrant women bring to our table so generously.
The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.
Issues affecting women and girls impact everyone. When half the population of a country, and half of a potential workforce, isn't entitled to an education, the effects are monumental.
Since President Putin's election, Russian authorities have intensified their assault on basic freedoms and undermined rule of law. This crackdown should be a matter of grave concern to the United States.
I know I'm supposed to forgive my trespassers. But when called upon to actually forgive, I may be good at "letting go" and "moving on" but does anyone's name ever leave that ledger inside my mind, the one that keeps track of those who have hurt me?
There's not just one woman, or 10, or 1,000. There's already 222 million women who want to access contraception, but can't.
The disintegration of community and family structures weakens traditional protection mechanisms and alters behavioral patterns. As a result, child-bearing risks are extremely high, sexual violence and exploitation is pervasive and forced or early marriage is not uncommon.
Militant nationalism is not an exclusively male enterprise. But a principal fuel that keeps the enterprise going is high-octane testosterone.
The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.
We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the legions of women who led the fight, many of whom were considered extreme radicals at the time. Most suffragists first fought on behalf of other causes.
The billion dollar Muslim fashion industry today may be one of the most talked about subjects but what commercial activity is really happening?
What has happened to the courageous Iranian women's movement of dissent that gave inspiration to the protests of the Arab Spring uprisings?