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International Womens Day 2013

The Viral Rage Against Rape

Jensine Larsen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

Let's not debase her as solely a simplistic, sensationalist survivor of rape -- but lift her up as a dynamic change agent and outspoken liberator of our future.

You Know That 'Special Place in Hell?'

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.09.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

Watching my mother pick up the financial pieces of her life over and over again is why I talk about careers and, frankly, why I've worked so hard in my own. My husband is an amazing man and I love him dearly, but if he left me tomorrow, I could stand on my feet. I tripled my salary in eight years so, yes, I'd be fine.

A Promise Is A Promise: Time For Action To End Violence Against Women

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Karin Landgren

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.

Why We Must Listen to Children

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

I had the opportunity to speak with H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands about her work and thoughts on motherhood. As mothers to four young children between us, the reflections and aspirations shared by other moms take on a special meaning.

The Women Behind Obama's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

In honor of International Women's Day, Huff Post acknowledges the powerful women behind President Barack Obama's presidency. In a statement on Frid...

Dr. Nafis Sadik Talks Women's Rights

Leah Griesmann | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Leah Griesmann

Dr. Nafis Sadik, the first female head of a major United Nations program (UN Population Fund 1987-2000), is the subject of a new biography, Champion o...

On International Women's Day, Let's Empower Young People

Latanya Mapp Frett | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Latanya Mapp Frett

As John Kerry takes over as Secretary of State, we have a renewed opportunity to draw attention to the 222 million women worldwide who want to prevent unintended pregnancy but lack access to modern birth control.

Minimum Wage Is a Women's Issue

Latifa Lyles | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Latifa Lyles

We are inspired every day by the strength and dignity of women who work so hard to make lives better for others. Even in the face of enormous adversity, they refuse to give up. And we refuse to give up on them.

Thank A Woman Who Changed YOUR Life

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.08.2013 | Women

We all have those women in our lives -- the ones who shaped us in some major way, whether we realized it at the time or not. You might not have ever t...

How You Can Help Pregnant Women in Kenya

Grace Garey | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Grace Garey

By connecting donors around the world to women in need of care, Watsi has the potential to activate a solution that's completely unprecedented.

Gee, Maybe Audiences Will See An Action Movie That Stars Women

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

This is an article that I wrote on the Huffington Post almost two years ago, on May 5, 2011. Given that today is International Women's Day, I thought ...

Empowering Women Around the World

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Today we celebrate International Women's Day and this year's theme, "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women," is a reminder that too many women still live their lives in fear of violence, abuse, and discrimination.

WATCH: 25 Women From Around The World Sing For International Women's Day

Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts

In honor of International Women's Day, 25 female artists from 20 countries around the world have come together to sing a song of solidarity. "One Woma...

Domestic Violence, Housing, and a Human Rights Win for U.S. Women

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

March 8 is International Women's Day, and it's especially timely for us in the U.S. this year. The recent enactment of legislation reauthorizing and strengthening the Violence Against Women Act is a landmark event for women, and especially low-income women, in the U.S.

Girls' Education: A Potent Anti-Poverty Vaccine

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Girls' education is among the most potent anti-poverty vaccines. On International Women's Day, here is a quick look at three reasons why.

Sarah Costa | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Sarah Costa

We need to be sure women and girls are safe whether they are caught in the first stages of a crisis or in a long-term refugee situation, whether they are living in a refugee camp or in an urban setting.

Unleashing Potential Through Education: Educate Lanka's Impact on Women in Sri Lanka

Manjula Dissanayake | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Manjula Dissanayake

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.

What Is Maternal Health?

Felicia M. Knaul | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Felicia M. Knaul

What should the statistics on the causes of death of women in developing regions say to us? That the world must live up to and build upon its successes to many ways.

International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in Tech

Maurya Couvares | Posted 10.24.2013 | Technology
Maurya Couvares

Currently, only 3 percent of tech startups are led by women, and less than 20 percent of bachelor's degrees in computer science are granted to females. While we work to fix the ratio, these female pioneers are role models.

Working to Help Syrian Refugees in a Male-dominated Environment

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Amid a sea of male construction and site workers in Jordan's sprawling Zaatari desert camp, Oxfam's female engineer, Farah Al-Basha stands out from the crowd.

Delivering America's Promise to Women Who Are Raped in War and Conflict

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A woman's right to dignity and bodily integrity is violated when she is raped in war and torture. Women must have access to services that may restore -- if only slightly -- her health and bodily integrity.

This International Women's Day, Light Up a Woman's Life

Jill Van den Brule | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Jill Van den Brule

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.

In a World of Free Enterprise

Taryn Bird | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Taryn Bird

The sooner more companies, governments, and stakeholders acknowledge the potential that empowered women bring to the marketplace, the sooner free enterprise will more allow women, men and children to reap its benefits.

Women Are Daring, Will You Join Them?

Purnima Mane | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Purnima Mane

It's no newsflash: women are daring to change the world. Nearly every day there are headlines, from Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan to Hillary Clinton in the US, detailing accomplishments from courageous women of all ages and backgrounds.

Calling All Hillarys

Francine LeFrak | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Francine LeFrak

Let's all seek inspiration from the women who act as though every day is International Women's Day. These are the women trailblazers of our time like the Hillarys, the Malalas, and the Sheryl Sandbergs. They are all crafting a roadmap to gender equality, and it is up to us what we do with it.