The good news is that countries can reverse historic trends. Indeed some governments are already exceeding expectations on key health goals. The bad news is that the Sustainable Development Goal target, of 70 deaths per 100,000 is less than half that.
Gloria Steinem has been at the forefront of the women's rights movement for decades, and at age 81, she's still striving to break down the barriers that have blocked full equality for women.
Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.
They walk among us--those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five noteworthy women who are making a positive difference.
Since men do not have direct experience of the damage that female pornography causes, they might have to trust us, to listen to and honor what we are telling them. They may also have to tell themselves the truth about the suffering their behavior causes.
"What do you do?" I dread that question because the answer is complicated. People often ask this question in order to place the subject into a neat bo...
Marriage is complicated. Divorce is more complicated. Divorce in Jewish law is, like most things in Jewish law, detailed and exact. Orthodox Jewish law dictates that a divorce is only valid when the husband gives his wife a "get" (divorce decree).
Traditionally, we have simply considered hunger the lack of food. Our development efforts have reflected that idea by focusing much of our food aid on providing sufficient calories to survive. Just as important, however, is the need for food that provides necessary nutrients for healthy lives.
By understanding how women's health care issues affect the working world, we can begin to address the coverage inequalities that persist. I sat down with my colleague NOW President Terry O'Neill to discuss the challenges facing women today when it comes to healthcare, and the options for doing better in 2016.
Fifty percent of women believe that discrimination has affected their promotions, salary increases and responsibilities. Progress for women is slow and the glass ceiling still exists, even though women have been successful in cracking that ceiling and continue to do so.
Year after year, one important fact we've learned is that in America, fatal domestic abuse is closely linked to the easy availability of firearms. The most common weapon men use to murder women is a gun. As a consequence, a key part of any policy to reduce fatal domestic violence should be ensuring abusers do not have guns.
The masses were on hand on October 12 at Dr. Nina Ansary's talent-packed launch event for her best-selling book, Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran.
What most people don't understand is that there's an invisible weapon involved in nearly every case of domestic violence. This weapon doesn't leave black eyes or bruises. But, it's just as strong as a lock and key in silently holding an individual hostage in a violent relationship.
It's immensely difficult to prioritize what's important when we critique ourselves constantly as a result of the world's harsh judgment.
Indonesia doesn't often get the attention it deserves, but it is a key country with major links to the United States. It's in the G7, and millions of its citizens or former citizens live in the U.uS.
"I never fell in love, it was just there," Dr. Urmilla Khanna said, as she giggled at the silliness of the question about how she fell in love in an arranged marriage.