Folks, the first-ever Women Startup Challenge just took place, and some important women-led startups really worked hard to raise money for their ventures. My team and I interviewed one of the ventures, Mina's List, about their inspiring work.
It is well known that women are more likely to invest in their communities than men, and that a developing country that invests in women advances quicker and further. What is amazing is to see this phenomena occur in a society, as I did last month in Kenya.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, which will swiftly be followed by the 50th anniversaries of Medicare and Medicaid, and the 80th anniversary of Social Security. Yesterday, I was honored to join hundreds at the White House Conference on Aging to celebrate these key programs and look ahead to the next decade of issues impacting older Americans.
Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.
Understanding the science of the brain just might help conservatives and liberals get along with each other a little bit better.
Too often the initial choice to punish and incarcerate an abused girl sets in motion a vicious cycle of abuse and imprisonment that continues throughout her life. In fact, a girl with a history of sexual abuse is five times more likely to be re-arrested once released.
Love never really held much meaning for me. I wished and yearned for freedom instead. And maybe I just was more bereft of one than the other, but growing up in a big house in India with first and second cousins, taking the toys no one else wanted and the blames no else would, I had embodied love only as freedom.
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.