It would seem that Republicans would want to adopt strategies that would strengthen their appeal to women -- particularly young women, a group they lost overwhelmingly. But instead they've pursued their war on abortion rights with undiminished vigor.
Fighting human trafficking has become one of the great civil and human rights issues of our generation. That is why yesterday, August 1, I participated in a convening of the NGO community in Washington D.C., to discuss the issue of trafficking.
The more we opt to invest in a transparent discourse about subjects that may make us feel uncomfortable, the less likely that underreported crimes against humanity will be swept under the social and legal rugs of history.
Organizations must create "policies and practices that will allow women to flourish and advance." How is your employer advancing the core pillars of this agenda?
I have lived and worked most of my life in "cultures" that are known predominantly for their discrimination against women. And in every single culture I encountered, there were always women who defied cultural norms to do what they believed was right for them.
We're (still) being forced to swim in the muck of Anthony Weiner's sextcapades, and now we know who's at fault. It's Hillary Clinton. Weiner's wife Huma Abedin is standing by her man, and the press and pundits alike are saying it's because she took lessons from Hillary.
Girlfriends Day is a great idea. It invites us to search for the words and gestures that can only begin to acknowledge the importance of our own precious 'circle of trust.' Moreover, unlike the other designated days of honor, this one isn't about one person; it is about the alchemy that binds women together.
As elections loom and the state tightens its grip on the media in Zimbabwe, Dudziro 'Chibairo' Nhengu takes a lesson from her 12-year-old son on the u...
It is necessary to feel this intensity of gratitude for writing -- especially in a war-trodden and poverty-ridden country like Nepal. A pang of strange guilt and remorse grips my heart as I think of those thousands of innocent girls who are denied basic human rights.
White House correspondent Helen Thomas remained a perceptive and outspoken commentator nearly to the weeks before her death on July 20. I saw this fi...
For Rosa Parks, it was a bus. For Gandhi, it was a train. For Malala, a schoolroom... and a bullet. In that sentence we may be hearing Mahatma Gandhi's satyagraha -- "soul force" or "truth force" -- finding a new agent in the world. I hope so.
Going through nine months of pregnancy and now raising a child has made me even more pro-choice than I ever thought possible.
While a supply chain doesn't sound glamorous, it's a critical building block to improve the health, education and well-being of mothers, children and entire societies. If you want to improve the world, start by providing women with what they want.
The Trayvon Martin tragic injustice has sparked a long overdue conversation in America. What is at the heart of racism in our country? Why is the fear so intense between the black and white communities? Why can't we find the courage to authentically talk about it?
We can only hope that Nada's words will spur greater action by world leaders to halt the horrifying practice of child marriage and the human trafficking epidemic that feeds it.
I'm tired of national conversations, whatever that even means. The impact of racism, or many other "isms" in our society are deep-seated, generational, and omni-present, and there is no "national conversation" that will unseat them.