When we change the culture of violence against women into an attitude of respect and appreciation, we enable them to unleash their potential as leaders of a new future.
In celebration of Women's History Month, March 2014, here is my poem, "Victim": Victim she grabs the dictionary from the shelf she splashes through ...
Today is International Women's Day, and, as usual, I have mixed feelings. It's always exciting to celebrate the achievements and breakthroughs of women ,whether in their own communities or in the bright light of the global stage. But the day also underscores the ongoing inequality between genders. We don't celebrate an International Men's Day. If we were a truly equal society, would we need a day of our own?
Seddiq Barmak fell in love with the world of cinema when he saw his first film, 'Lawrence of Arabia', at Kabul theatre at a tender 5 years of age. In ...
Just in time for International Women's Day, we are hearing alarming news about violence against women. But this time the message does not come from those areas of the world that suffer under the dictates of terrorizing, patriarchal regimes -- but from the most enlightened regions of Europe, beacons of applied gender inclusion.
March 8 is an important day in the calendar, but it is rendered meaningless by the grim reality that India is still a state where the rights of women remain vastly unequal; where institutions work to assist those who have money and influence, but remain utterly impervious to the misery of millions of women.
These are the stories that help us believe that the world is changing, that we as a global community are coming together to provide the support needed to succeed.
In some countries it is estimated that as many as seven out of 10 women are beaten, raped, abused or mutilated.
From Cairo to Kiev, from Washington to Juba, women have been at the forefront of changing history. Like so many others, we celebrate International Women's Day, but we do so with an eye toward the women of the future.
When women participate as a "non-minority" in any social structure, dialog and decision-making patterns become more collaborative. More options get on the table.
March marks Women's History Month -- a time for celebrating women's historic gains and achievements. But, equally important, especially in this sluggish economic recovery, is amplifying the contemporary economic challenges women continue to face, including the uphill climb to retirement security.
I am the outcome of two peoples who suffered the worst atrocities in the history of humankind. The reason why my parents love one another so much is because they lived through the same experience.
The status of the world's women will be discussed in depth during the upcoming CSW58 in New York City. The Commission of the Status of Women is arguably the highest authority on issues of gender equality and the empowerment of women at the global level.
Najiba Ayubi is a journalist and activist for human rights and freedom of the press. She is the Director of the Killid Group, a non-profit Afghan medi...
In many societies around the world, the current generation of young women are paving a new path for themselves and for those who will follow.
During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.