There's a prominent movement happening right now based out of Argentina, where radio journalist Marcela Ojeda, fed up with the number of femicide stories landing on her desk, organized a call to arms. She tweeted "They're killing us," with a hashtag: #NiUnaMenos - not one less.
I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I have often wondered how my relationship with money, and women's relationship with money as a whole, would be different if women's images were to grace our bills.
Women are powerful participants in the economy, whether they are consumers, workers or entrepreneurs. The more we empower them, the more we boost communities, economies and countries. Yet the current landscape for women who want to participate in the economy is not exactly empowering.
This year, Americans spent a record amount -- more than $20 billion -- on gifts in celebration of Mother's Day. Ironically, this also was a record year for maternal mortality.
Abortion is both a tricky and a touchy subject. In the midst of fervent pro-choice and pro-life debates today, we can lose sight of the fact that abortion actually has a long medical history.
Sex is a basic human right -- a human right. Not a man right. Women want to have sex and, more than that, they want to enjoy it.
The women who need the most guidance and support are often those who have faced the toughest obstacles. To reduce the infant mortality rate and play a part in making our communities stronger and healthier, we must reach out to these women and help them access the healthcare and education they need because it truly takes a village to successfully raise a child.
Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.
At the beginning of her sophomore year of college, Bijal Shah returned to the University of Pennsylvania with some decorative pillows she made over the summer.
Thirty peace activists from 15 countries arrived in Beijing on May 17th. I knew 11 of the women before arriving but most of the women knew maybe one or two others and a few knew no one.
I had the great pleasure of attending the 2015 Forbes Woman Summit this year in New York City.
Two and a half years ago, when I announced my intention to give away $1000 a day to an individual change-maker, every day for the rest of my life, people thought I was nuts.
It follows that if you are in a new relationship and your partner asks how many sexual encounters you have had, you can have a clear sense of your history and how it came to be, free from guilt.
The troubling incident in McKinney reminded me of the need to prepare myself for the racial dynamics in outdoor spaces as summer kicks into high gear.
The once mostly provincial Taliban have been on the move in recent weeks, trotting at least part of the globe from their bases in Pakistan and Qatar to China, Dubai, Tehran and even Norway.
When it comes to wages, while not as horrific as the circumstances described above, American women still lag far behind men in their pay for doing the same jobs.