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.
A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.
Surely every American knows that women have the same decision-making capacity as men, and that our right to participate in elections was long overdue. Don't they?
I share this story today as a tribute to Jennifer and as a shout-out to those individuals and organizations supporting the new guidelines for mammography, which propose conducting screening mammography later in life and with less frequency.
Regardless of whether a domestic abuser is a boyfriend, spouse, ex-spouse, or father of his victim's child, that person should obviously lose the privilege of gun ownership. We must address the very real dangers of guns in dating violence and domestic abuse by closing the "boyfriend loophole."
Being the Warrior Woman that I am, I break down every barrier placed in front of my goals, even my own limiting beliefs. A woman can do anything she puts her mind to. And she is more than a secretary, sex object, and maid.
Teaching women to embrace and use their power will change our lives today. Teaching girls about power will change their present, and our future. Together we will create a shared reality of truly empowered girls who will change our society and our world, for the better.
For a long time, I did not consider myself a feminist. In fact, for most of my life, I did not consider myself a feminist. This is embarrassing to admit, knowing what I know now. How could I have not been a feminist?
More than 12 million women and men in the United States experience domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking by intimate partners every year - that's an estimated 24 people per minute. And while the physical and emotional harm survivors suffer is severe and grievous, the damage does not stop there.
The courage and resourcefulness of these girls and women help me put things in perspective. They remind me why I set out on my own entrepreneurial (ad)venture. They humble yet embolden me: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."
When I walked back into the bathroom of my recently purged and lonesome Brooklyn apartment and saw my intuition confirmed with the word "pregnant" in the window of the digital test, I didn't cry or panic. I sat down and called my mom and then my soon-to-be ex-husband to calmly tell them both that I would be scheduling an abortion for the next week.
Around the world, women in 155 countries face legal restrictions on the economic opportunities available to them, according to the recent World Bank Group's report Women, Business and the Law 2016, which highlights the challenges women face in the global economy and underscores the need for legal reform.
I pretended not to even notice the fact that my shirt was literally falling off my body in front of a group of people. I could feel my anxiety level skyrocket. Oh my god. There's a legitimate chance that my naked breast will be exposed to everyone in this room if I don't stop playing right now.
After the film's abrupt ending, audiences may wonder why Pankhurst or suffrage martyrs such as Emily Wilding Davison were not the subject of this well-intentioned and well-crafted production.
When I was a child, the idea of beating someone or hitting them out of love was a concept that weighed heavily in my home. I witnessed my father beat my mother with heartbreaking regularity, and I saw this behavior in other African-American families as well.