During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.
As we celebrate International Women's Day, we have to remember to adhere to the moral commitment of fighting back and holding accountable the perpetrators of this massive crime and blatant violation of human rights.
Hey, big news: For the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend?
My mother's reluctance to raise another Betty Crocker became blatantly obvious when I started kindergarten and she sent me to school with a briefcase instead of a lunchbox. According to her, school was not about what your lunch looked like, it was about progress.
Unfortunately, as the U.S. military presence has begun to recede, anti-women extremists have grown increasingly influential. This is a frightening prospect for the millions of women and girls who have moved forward and begun to make plans for their lives.
Women's History Month provides us with a great opportunity to celebrate women's progress here and abroad, but it is also a time to rededicate ourselves to the goals of women's equality and human rights still under siege in "the land of the free and the brave".
With every 1 percent increase in women's enrollment in secondary school, a country's GDP grows by 0.3 percent.
Ahmad Shah Behzad is a Member of Parliament from Herat province. He was forced to migrate to Iran during the war and stayed there until the fall of th...
What's the biggest myth about street harassment? That men of color comprise the majority of offenders. It's a myth as old as this nation: the idea that Black men are more likely to be sexual predators -- especially of white women.
But the concept of a homonormative society invites all sorts of other, less obvious questions, paramount among them being the logistics of procreation and gender roles.
Yes, I was born into a family that is financially comfortable, but that should not make me more deserving of my constitutional right to have an abortion than a woman who does not have the means and toolkits to do so.
Roya Sadat was one of the first female filmmakers to emerge after the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. She studied law and political scienc...
Of course I think there is a place for men in achieving full equality for girls and women. I've got skin in this game.
The existence of a committed and dynamic civil society gives us reason to be optimistic about the future of human rights in our country.
What does anti-LGBT legislation in Arizona and Kansas have to do with a pair of Supreme Court cases out of Oklahoma and Pennsylvania challenging the Affordable Care Act? Quite a lot.
"My biggest fear is to lose the gains we have made. I am also afraid of going back to civil war. We have made so much progress and I am afraid to lose it: children going to school, young people studying and playing sport, women working. We have fought too hard for our freedoms to lose them again."