Today is International Woman's Day. Let's honor Fawzia Koofi, and women all over the world, who revel in possibility and who courageously look forward despite what has -- or hasn't -- been accomplished in the past.
Girls' education is among the most potent anti-poverty vaccines. On International Women's Day, here is a quick look at three reasons why.
As we mark International Women's Day, Educate Lanka looked to its own impact to reflect upon its role in unleashing the potential of the deserving poor, specifically women, through the weapon of education.
As the world marks International Women's Day with pledges to end violence against women and girls, I reflect on the life of 13 year-old Olivia, who was repeatedly raped by an uncle when she was just seven years old.
Let us do what we can to make sure that the future girls of South Sudan will have opportunities their mothers only could dream of. And let us hope that these girls will become the backbone of the new nation.
In its legal complaint, the University claims that it is "unapologetically committed to the moral principles and ethics of the Catholic Church," but the truth is that it has chosen to live out its Catholic mission selectively, and in a way that exacerbates existing equity issues on campus.
For too many centuries, sometimes under the guise of culture and tradition, sometimes with the excuse of blaming foreign cultures, we have allowed the essence of the Vedas and the essence of womanhood to be muddied by society's bullies. How long will we tolerate it?
Engaging men and boys is a must. Changing and challenging the language, the mindset, and the behaviors that have been encouraged for millennium is necessary in order to curb the harmful ideas of manhood that persist in many young men's minds today.
The saying goes that you can't hold up a torch to light another's path without brightening your own. But when that torch is Luci, the reverse also holds true.
As we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, governments around the world should honor girls by giving them the tools they need to grow into the healthy, educated, economically independent women they have the potential to be.
As the heads of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we are firmly committed to advancing gender equality and responding to the unique health needs of women and girls.
Adolescent pregnancy is a universal issue that occurs for many different reasons. But in nine out of 10 cases in developing countries, where complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death, the young mother is already married.
If the debate in the West is why women can't have everything, the debate in the developing world is still why so many women don't have anything.
We can't pick up a magazine, watch television or see a movie without being bombarded with messages at every turn urging us to join the war against aging, no matter what age you are!
Many have grown complacent with the belief that women "have come a long way, baby." Women have made great strides in the past few decades. But the truth is we still have a fight on our hands.
Recently, I had the opportunity to ask her about progress being made to advance women's rights, the hallmarks of successful programs and what the business community can do to grow women's leadership and open more doors to opportunity.