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

Rick Goings | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 08.01.2014 | 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.

Top 10 Global Health Moments of 2013

Karl Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Karl Hofmann

Drug-resistant TB, slowing donor funding, new outbreaks of polio and a devastating typhoon showed how easily progress can stall. Amid these challenges emerged a changing global health landscape.

UN Campaign Reveals Shocking, Depressing Gay Google Auto-Complete Function (PHOTOS)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Type the words "women should" and you'll discover that the most common ways to complete the phrase are "stay at home," "be slaves" and "be in the kitchen." Now what happens when you repeat the Google search substituting "gays" for "women"?

Appalling Words the World Is Saying About Our Daughters

Michael Kaufman Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michael Kaufman Ph.D.

An astonishing new UN Women ad campaign is showing what the world is saying about our daughters and the women in our lives.

Getting Back to the Mother of Mother Nature

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.29.2013 | World
Tabby Biddle

Jane Goodall spoke about hope during the opening evening of the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit on September 20 in New York. Photo by ...

The Easy Way Men Can Help End Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

Tweeting could play a key role in putting an end to violence against women, according to the executive head of UN women. While addressing the crowd...

UN Leaders: Are You Thinking Enough About Gender Equality?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
Tabby Biddle

The 68th Session of the UN General Assembly will take place this week in New York. Global leaders will be gathering with good intention to set a new c...

If You Chose Your Lover, You're One of the Lucky Ones: How Gender Inequalities are Affecting Global Progress

Alicia Henry | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Alicia Henry

Robbing a young girl of her adolescence denies her the opportunity to be educated and join the workforce. If she doesn't die of birth complications, she may have no other choice than to sell her body in order to provide for her family.

UN: Increased Violence Causing 'Backlash' Against Equality For Women

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 09.13.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The new head of the U.N. agency promoting women's rights says there is "a definite backlash" against equality for women despite some...

UN Head: We Need To Put Women At Center Of Fight Against Poverty

www.theguardian.com | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has just witnessed blatant sexism on her doorstep. The Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, castigated Lindiwe Zulu, a top South ...