Since my GOP friends don't seem to understand how an OB-GYN appointment actually works, let me explain: Planned Parenthood and other primary care providers offer life-saving breast cancer screenings.
Now is the time to move forward with greater commitment than ever to ensuring that women and girls - and their sexual and reproductive health and rights - are at the center of U.S. policies at home and abroad.
Nations are built upon the grace, perseverance and strength that women bring to the table. Denying a young girl the opportunity to make her own empowered choices greatly diminishes the power of a country to develop successfully.
The concept of second-shift motherhood is not a new idea and unfortunately is not changing as rapidly as it should.
The Beauty Clause's first initiative is aimed at bringing awareness and understanding to the different standards of beauty in cultures around the world and the social implications these standards have on the women effected by them on a daily basis.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his majestic spiritual power, brought man from barbarity to humanity. From ordinary human beings, he made them into highly developed moral beings.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) marked its 10th anniversary thi...
Bonding through our stories is crucial because it can create a global dialogue in which each voice matters as opposed to the cacophony of opinions we tend to replace them with. Connecting the dots between your life and those of others is what women do well. Now is the right time to help women and girls tell their stories.
A much overlooked prerequisite to achievement of development, peace and sustainability is gender equality which will result in improved educational outcomes, better health and greater economic prosperity.
Jesus proclaimed "The Kingdom of God is at hand!" He delivered the inwardly afflicted and healed the sick. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus heals lepers, the lame, the blind, and those suffering from other ailments, furthering God's redemptive work in the world.
It is up to us, women, to fight against this psychological form of discrimination by speaking about it, and by not trying to hide our ages if we look younger. We have to embrace our age whatever it is and stop thinking about it in terms that no longer cut it in our times.
The GOP continues to go on an anti-abortion warpath that puts women's lives and well-being at risk. It's time for Republicans to come down from their paternalistic preachy perch.
From May to August, I interned at two domestic violence nonprofits. My understanding of women's rights was flipped on its head in just a few months.
The criminalization of drug use during pregnancy as "fetal endangerment" is not a new revelation. But the extent to which pregnant women are being criminalized for drug use is.
In the midst of all of the accolades, however, it's easy to forget that the Pope is the head of a multinational religion with 1.2 billion followers and a glass ceiling deeply rooted in sexism.
Despite progress on multiple fronts, parity between men and women remains an elusive goal. But achieving it offers huge economic potential -- if full parity were to be achieved, the contribution of women to global GDP growth could double between 2014 and 2025, adding as much as $28 trillion or 26 percent to the global economy.