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Muslim Activist Reminds Men That The Quran Commands Them To Observe Hijab, Too

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.29.2017 | Women

There are many misconceptions about the hijab. The term commonly refers to a head covering some Muslim women choose to wear. But even that brief descr...

An Alarming Percentage Of Women At UT Austin Reported Being Raped

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.28.2017 | Women

According to a recent survey from the University of Texas at Austin, 15 percent of undergraduate female students say they’ve been raped while attend...

How Powerful Men Take Advantage Of Consensual 'Gray Zones'

Kate Manne | Posted 03.28.2017 | Women
Kate Manne

Please note this piece contains discussions of sexual assault and predation. I wrote it earlier this month in response to a lecture at King’s Colleg...

Donald Trump Again Pretends To Care About Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

This column originally appeared in Emily Peck’s newsletter, a weekly email that looks at the convergence of women, economics, business and politics....

Feminism Needs More Than Women's Marches

Riane Eisler | Posted 03.22.2017 | Women
Riane Eisler

Co-Authored by: Valerie Young, JD, Outreach director for CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign. Valerie’s work appears extensively in social media, @Woman...

What's Holding Arab Women Back From Achieving Equality?

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.11.2017 | Women
The Conversation Global

Lina Abirafeh, Lebanese American University No country in the world has achieved full gender equality, but the Arab region ― a diverse grouping of 2...

21 Beautiful Reasons Women Joined 'A Day Without A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.22.2017 | Women

NEW YORK ― Women across the country joined the “Day Without A Woman” on Wednesday, a global strike from paid and unpaid labor that took place in...

Closing The Gender Pay Gap Is Easy -- So Why Is It Taking So Long?

Bonnie St. John | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women
Bonnie St. John

On the eve of Equal Pay Day last year, I sat at a charity dinner in Boston with two Salesforce execs who were both kvelling about the way their compan...

What's Holding Arab Women Back From Achieving Equality?

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women
The Conversation Global

Lina Abirafeh, Lebanese American University No country in the world has achieved full gender equality, but the Arab region – a diverse grouping of...

This Nora Ephron Speech Is For Women Who Think Feminism Doesn't Apply To Them

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women

Nora Ephron, the celebrated author, screenwriter and director, has been gone almost five years ― but her legacy continues to grow along with the val...

Studies Highlight Gender, Racial Inequalities In Medical Profession

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.08.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Women and minorities face more barriers to getting ahead in their medical careers, both early in training and later on, researchers...

Celebrating Girls And Women On International Women's Day

Alexis Glick | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women
Alexis Glick

Empowering Women Starts With Empowering Girls Each year on March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the globe. It’s an important op...

International Women's Day: A Tribute To Inner-City Girls

Jacquelyn Corley | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women
Jacquelyn Corley

We pushed aside the heavy chain lock that hung from the front doors and entered. A friendly security guard greeted us and then proceeded to herd us th...

This International Women's Day, Celebrate Our Resilience

Kim Samuel | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women
Kim Samuel

When it comes to women’s empowerment and equality, the past year has given us plenty to think about. On the one hand, we’ve seen sexism’s persis...

For Societies To Thrive, We Must Ensure Gender Equality

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 03.07.2017 | Impact
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Consider this: gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion annually in lost revenue. In a corporate setting, that extent of losses wou...

Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans and Intersex People Are Left Behind

Jessica Stern | Posted 03.08.2017 | Queer Voices
Jessica Stern

Every year on International Women’s Day we are reminded that we still live in a world where most women are left behind. This is especially true for ...

Well-Behaved and Not So Much: Stories of Girls and Women Who Made History

Brightly | Posted 03.08.2017 | Parents

This article was written by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich for Brightly. Since the first “International Women’s Day” in 1911, the contributions o...

Nike Gets Inclusive With ‘Pro Hijab’ For Female Muslim Athletes

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.08.2017 | Sports

Nike has created an athletic product specifically for Muslim women. The company revealed that the “Nike Pro Hijab,” a performance head cover, will...

Gender Equality Is The Missing Link For India’s Progress

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.22.2017 | Women
Siddharth Chatterjee

Consider this. Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, is the daughter of Sikh immigrants from India. Her parents, father Ajit Singh Randhawa and mother Raj Kaur Rand...

Liberals Are Sexist Too, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.06.2017 | Women

These are highly polarized times, but there are still some things that cut across party lines. Like sexism. We’re seeing evidence of this now, for ...

Feminist Sci-Fi Writers Predict The Future Of Reproductive Health

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.06.2017 | Arts

According to the rhetoric used by Donald Trump during the presidential debates, women can “rip” babies out of their wombs moments before birth. Th...

How Microfinance Reduces Gender Inequality In Developing Countries

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.06.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Quanda Zhang, RMIT University and Alberto Posso, RMIT University An increase in the proportion of women accessing microfinance services by just 15% co...

Bringing Women On Equal Footing With Men In Kosovo Police

UN Women | Posted 03.06.2017 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN WomenPolice work in Kosovo has been primarily seen as a man’s job. In 2010, only 12.5 per cent of Kosovo Police officers were w...

This May Explain Why So Many People Feel Outraged About Childfree Adults

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.03.2017 | Healthy Living

There was once a time when deciding not to have children automatically made you a social pariah. And even as an increasing number of people are choosi...

10 Things Mayors Can Do for Women’s Equality

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics
Eleanor LeCain

Mayors have enormous impact on the lives of women. They can take action directly regarding city employees, encourage action by business for private se...