With all eyes on the Supreme Court this week, birth control and its coverage as a preventive benefit for women without a co-pay will once again take center stage in the national conversation.
Child marriage is still enforced by most of the village heads in Malawi. That is what makes this video submission so inspiring. This video comes from Christopher Mtima, a tribal chief in the remote Zomba district of Malawi.
Santosh Kalwar said, 'a strong gives forgiveness but weak gives permission.' My advice to the men who uphold traditional misogynistic practices that were created by and for them is to seek to be advisors, not grantors of permission. Therein lays your power.
Women human rights defenders -- women working in defense of human rights, including the rights of women and gender-related rights -- are under attack around the world.
I refuse to waste my time wading into the muck of the JFK assassination controversies. It is not that I lack curiosity about American history. But nothing that I uncover would surprise me or alter my view of my country.
When China's Communist Party announced it will loosen its one child policy to help its economy continue to grow, I thought it was a wise move. But not for the economy. Or for growth.
Mary doesn't have cancer; she has alcoholism. And, like Emily, she is undergoing treatment. But hers is not chemotherapy; hers is a 30-day residential program for alcoholism/addiction. Her family, too, could use a sign-up sheet for meals and support during this difficult time.
While Liliana Madrigal's deep fascination with the natural world came quickly and easily during travels in her native Costa Rica, the conservationist ...
The cause of equality for women is an important part of John F. Kennedy's legacy, and I hope that women everywhere join me today in thinking about how President Kennedy would want us to continue the work he began fifty years ago.
It is time to get over the notion that not being lost in hatred is a sign of weakness or giving in. We are ready for another way of viewing strength and a fresh approach to improving life on this planet.
The word "feminism" is thrown around quite loosely these days, especially among chart-topping pop stars. Whenever one woman makes a "questionable" move, another woman quickly throws up her dukes -- looking for a fight, with some even calling it feminism.
It is inevitable -- and at times maddening -- that this change is messy and slow. But change does come, and that is heartening to me. As Lincoln noted at Gettysburg, there is unfinished work ahead of us.
The anniversary of the New York victory for woman suffrage (1917-2017) in the not too distant future is prompting proud talk of our state as "the cradle of women's rights," which is true enough but only half the story.
As some of the greatest thinkers on climate change are gathered in Warsaw, Poland this week for the UN's Global Conference on Climate Change, the ques...
A vast majority of Saudis favor women having the right to fully engage in sports in a country that has no official facilities for female athletes or physical education programs for girls in schools, according to a Saudi sociology researcher.
I'm a 12-year-old girl who has grown up in a community of Bahá'ís. It is really astonishing to be a part of a religion that is not common around New York, or any place, actually.