Sports and air transport are likely to serve as indicators of whether Iran has the flexibility to become a major node in an increasingly globalized world. At the core of Iranian efforts to become a global sports and airline hub will be its willingness to relax strict gender segregation, dress codes and its ban on alcohol.
Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat and has never been one and if he becomes the Democratic nominee at the head of the ticket Democrats on the ballot below him from school board to U.S. Senate will be running for the hills.
The link between female genital cutting and cases of keloid, dysmenorrhea and urinary incontinence became clear. Five years ago, I decided not to practice excision any more. Soon after, my village decided to ban FGM.
Despite the strong evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding (see below) and WHO's recommendations to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months and continue for the first 2 years, women around the world do not have the support they need to breastfeed.
On Saturday 6th February, the world will mark the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas -- a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned. The Supreme Court has been asked t...
Combined with important grassroots efforts, no doubt once there are more women in leadership roles, the value of a woman's life will no longer be treated as less than that of a cow. We have seen this first-hand in our work.
Long faded are the voices of the women at Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 fighting for women's rights, and long past are the reiterative pleas of Sojo...
This past December, Harold Henthorn was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife Toni Henthorn. Originally, when Harold Henthorn reported the death of his wife off of a 140-ft cliff in Denver, Colorado, it was considered an accident.
"Luna," was captured by ISIS fighters when they swept through northern Iraq in August 2014. She was sold four times and raped by all her "owners." She was one of hundreds of Yezidi women and girls who had similar experiences.
Across the globe, war and conflict disproportionately impact women, and South Sudan is not an exception. Rape, torture and other types of sexual and gender-based violence are daily occurrences.
NFL Football star of the Dallas Cowboys, Greg Hardy, has been in the news a lot lately. Headlines have featured his arrest for the violent assault of ...
I might be naive, sleep deprived, or just caught up in the buzz of the moment, but it feel as if the tide is turning for girls and women, and as if we are moving girls and women's health, rights, and empowerment from being a non-issue, to being a non-negotiable issue.
You know that sound of a rogue mosquito buzzing in your ear at night as you try to sleep? That's what listening to Sen. Ted Cruz sanctimoniously make his case for the presidency is like during Republican debates.
Women in the United States have strived for, and achieved, equality in many areas, and have some freedoms that are unparalleled in many countries around the world. However, despite the United States' array of legal protections, women continue to face barriers to equality and the full enjoyment of their human rights.
"Progress is not automatic, it depends on what we do every day."