What is there in common between an Egyptian Pharaoh, a Swedish zoologist, a Bolivian lawyer, a Chilean war hero, a Nigerian bank manager, a tenth century Korean king and Mahatma Gandhi? The image of all of them is on a banknote. Oh, yes, and of course they all are (dead) men.
Today, the Connecticut-native leads an army of letter writers; gentle warriors who help out at More Love Letters, the non-profit she's since founded. I recently caught up with Brencher, to ask her about life in New York, what it's like to speak at TED, and how words have the power to heal.
The vision of Global Fund for Women is to create a just, equitable, and sustainable world in which women and girls have the resources, voice, choice, and opportunities to realize their human rights.
In this week's Undercurrent: Uncovered, Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy digs into the hypocrisy behind Governor Walker's latest moves on a 20-week abortion ban, and I talk to Shaunna Thomas, the co-founder of the women's rights advocacy organization Ultraviolet, about the real-world impacts of the "war on women."
My son isn't hurting anyone. For whatever reason, he is choosing to wear frills and frocks on occasion. Yet the assumption is that he will be teased for dressing "like a girl," and that action should be taken to prevent this from happening.
While much headway has been made in Japan regarding women's rights, the country still has a few prevailing bans that are proving more stubborn to eliminate.
FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.
Until my time at Bonnaroo, I hadn't really experienced what it's like to menstruate without access to running water, toilet paper, and privacy. For the first time in my life, I started worrying about developing an infection from not showering and changing my tampon in the -- largely unclean -- porta-potties at the festival.
More than three-quarters of public school teachers are female while only 30% of educational administrators are. Put simply, women are doing the work while men are making the decisions. If we want to change society, we have to change the way we teach them.
The reports are more than catalogues of abuse. They are tools in our work for justice, helping governments, civil society, the media, and human rights defenders make the case for change.
By not adequately promoting, supporting, or even acknowledging women's soccer, FIFA, national soccer federations, and other corporations institutionalize the marginalization of women's sports and female athletes. It's high time for this blatant gender discrimination to end.
There are five months remaining until COP21; however, there are less than 10 days of negotiations left until the Paris meeting -- only two more meetings of negotiators, one in August and one in October. This is not very much time at all to finalize the conditions of the framework and have all parties agree to implementation.
Hard work alone is not enough to get you promoted if nobody knows and acknowledges it. Many women work hard and expect their boss to realize it and it's just not enough. The key is connecting and networking.
So, which states didn't make the grade? These are the places where women's reproductive rights are the most at risk.
The thought of my contraception failing and derailing the track I've been on to achieve my goals is devastating. Maybe that makes me selfish, or that I am not prioritizing the right things in life. But that is the beauty of being a young, American woman in the 21st century with access to a variety of contraception options -- it's my choice.
Our criminal justice system is not just. If you are a person of color, the very people who are supposed to protect you are often the greatest threat. It is worse for women of color, the fastest growing prison population.