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This is a poem to celebrate the seven students who make up the first graduating class of the Zabuli Education Center -- the first school for girls in a small village on the outskirts of Kabul Province. Here, they've defied all the odds to become one of the most successful schools in the country. Today is their graduation day.
In a system still characterized by entrenched patriarchy, voting for municipal council seats might seem like progress, or simply window dressing.
People don't forget these statements, and some even take them at face value. And why shouldn't they? At that level you would expect them to be accurate. This is not the case. Instead, we are seeing an alarming increase from irresponsible presidential candidates, as well as lawmakers, in hateful rhetoric and smear campaigns against abortion providers and patients over the last few months.
Despite well-meaning political declarations, the achievement of basic human rights is far from reality for too many women around the world.
This Human Rights Day is particularly significant. In Paris, negotiators are trying to come to agreement on a global climate treaty, and a lot is on the line -- especially for women.
I am scared here at home. I have been on the receiving end of hateful glares, shoving on the sidewalks, and hateful phrases yelled at me. The fear I face here at home has made me decide not to ride the metro since the Paris attacks. I find myself using my hostile environment training for Baghdad and Benghazi here at home.
I want women's bodies to be seen as human bodies.
I wonder how Sonita's mother feels about her daughter's bid for freedom. Is she able to support her daughter or does she feel ashamed of her behavior? How does she feel about her daughter finding her voice as a rapper? Does her daughter's strength to speak her truth in public scare her?
Today, December 10, we observe Human Rights Day, marking the 67th anniversary since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the end of the UN's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.
It is time for every man to start doing something to end the scourge of violence against women and girls in their homes and communities.
These are the words of Zainab, a Nigerian woman who suffered years of abuse from her husband, in part because she did not know she had a right to live free from violence.
Absolutely. Sometimes, people think that "sex ed" refers only to talking or teaching about sexual behavior, but that's not true. Sex education is an important way children and teens can learn positive, healthy interpersonal relationship and communication skills.
Words matter, and they can lift us up, or lead us down the rabbit hole to hell. Trump's comments about "the other" speak to how low we can go when we act from our most fearful and angry selves.
There is a great deal of misunderstanding about federal funding and Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood health centers are reimbursed for health services provided, just like all other hospitals and doctors.
Women are disproportionately affected by the impact of climate change. Cleaner cooking resources are kept at arms length for women as male head of households dominate purchase decisions. As if the back-breaking work to collect wood to keep the fire burning was not hard enough, women get sick from the soot emitted from these very fires they light every day.