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In the Words of Suaad Allami: The Plight of Iraqi Women Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
UN Women

An award-winning Iraqi lawyer and activist for women's rights from Sadr City in Baghdad, Suaad Allami founded the NGO "Women for Progress" in 2007. She gives us a glimpse at how thousands of Iraqi women and girls are coping...

Women Mobilize to Halt Spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

UN Women | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Volunteers underwent intensive training to learn about the disease and their roles during the campaign. UN Women helped design the trainings, along with UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO.

Liberian Women Adopt New Strategies in Ebola Response

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Radio host Justice Clarke and his guests sit in a semi-circular United Nations radio studio for a live discussion of ...

GlobalGirl Media Network Puts Girls at the Center of the Story

Tabby Biddle | Posted 10.10.2014 | Media
Tabby Biddle

Through their journalism training academies, GlobalGirl Media empowers girls ages 14 - 22 in under-served and marginalized areas around the world to write, edit and produce their own blogs and videos, enabling them to get behind the lens to share their perspective.

Celebrating One Year of #FutureisFemale with Moxie Media

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

On October 8th we celebrated the first anniversary of Moxie Media's blog, Moxie Insider. One year, countless inspiring stories about #futureisfemale f...

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

Nordic Women's Conference-Gains for Women are Going Backward due to Failure of National and International Leadership

Ann Wright | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Ann Wright

As conservative agendas of governments around the world decrease the opportunities for women, it is vitally important that women work in solidarity with those still struggling for basic human rights as well as with those facing a roll-back of gains made.

Dear Hackers: Your Nude Photo Threats Against Emma Watson Only Help The Women's Rights Cause

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

These hackers have shown just how important such a campaign it is -- single-handedly refuting any claims that gender inequality and ugly misogyny are no longer a problem.

Internet Trolls Threaten To Release Nude Photos Of Emma Watson After Feminist Speech

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women

UPDATE: Sept. 24 -- The website EmmaYouAreNext.com, which previously claimed it would leak nude photos of Emma Watson and was believed to have been cr...

CEOs for Women's Empowerment: Why It's Time for Action

Rick Goings | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Rick Goings

In today's global business climate, women continue to strive to breakthrough barriers that keep them from achieving their professional potential -- their male counterparts need to step up to the plate to help them get there.

The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Around the world, honor violence is a far greater issue. The UN estimates that over 5,000 such murders occur annually -- and that number only includes the few honor killings that officials ever find out about.

Empowering Young Women In Upper Egypt: ENID's Work In Qena

UN Women | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Without a proper education, young women become one of the most disadvantaged groups in rural Egypt. They are more likely to continue to work in poorly paid farms, to be married off early and to face greater risks in nutrition, health and overall well-being.

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
UN Women

The goal is to create accessible, inclusive and representative governance structures that will help markets thrive, while strengthening the role and influence of women vendors.

Why Investing In Girls Is The Smartest Move We Can Make

The Huffington Post | Elena Kaufman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

Lack of access to education and health care for girls around the world doesn’t just hurt girls -- it hurts their families, communities and economies...

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

UN Women | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
UN Women

We can and must turn this picture to reality. Right now, every country is working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and to define a new global development plan. We must seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to position gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment firmly at the center of the global agenda.

Emma Watson Laughs Off Turkish Politician's Sexism With Cheeky Photo

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women

The newest U. N. Women Goodwill Ambassador sure isn't wasting any time getting to work. Actress Emma Watson has joined the long list of women outr...

For Nigerian Girls, Education Is The Key That Opens Doors To Progress

UN Women | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
UN Women

For girls in Nigeria and around the world, education can enable economic independence, pave the way for political participation, and empower both men and women with the necessary knowledge to actively and effectively oppose oppressive norms that perpetuate different forms of violence against women.

Emma Watson Wants More Men To Speak Up About Global Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact

After years of fighting evil on-screen, Hermione Granger is becoming a force for good in the muggle world. Emma Watson, who skyrocketed to stardom...

UN: We Need Women Peacekeepers To Obtain Peace

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact

Obtaining stability and security in conflict zones could be as simple as getting more women involved in the peace process, according to the United Nat...

My Mother Always Told Me Inaction Is Not An Option

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

I was born in South Africa, in Durban. My mother was a community health nurse, specializing in family planning. She understood that women's health is vital to the health of the entire society. She was determined to make a difference and express her opinion, and she was my first exposure to activism.

Equality for Women Is Progress for All

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

We are fortified by evidence that equality for women is progress for all.

International Women's Day: The Overlooked and Underemphasized Role of Men in Maternal Health

Dr. Naveen Rao | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Naveen Rao

If we are to make real strides in reducing maternal deaths, we need all hands on deck -- hands of both women and men. The U.N. Women's "He for She" campaign stresses this truth.

CSW58 -- Imagining a Different World for Women

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

The status of the world's women will be discussed in depth during the upcoming CSW58 in New York City. The Commission of the Status of Women is arguably the highest authority on issues of gender equality and the empowerment of women at the global level.

Sing for International Women's Day -- with UN Women

Beth Blatt | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Beth Blatt

"One Woman" has reached people all around the world with its message of women's empowerment. It has already spawned a Chinese version, and an Arabic version is about to be released on International Women's Day.

Modern Day Muses: Women to Watch in 2014

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

In honor of National Women's Day, I'd like to recognize the dynamic women from different corners of the globe who are inspiring me right now.