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Thanks to the quota system adopted by 16 Latin American countries, more women are entering national legislatures and this could in time bring a new focus on women's, social, environmental and educational issues
The evidence on the return on investment in girls and women is overwhelming - yet not so obvious to some
Rachel Boynton’s new documentary is a cautionary tale of what happens when a poor African country strikes gold and Wall Street financiers and Texas oilmen rush in. The danger is palpable.
People need to know what happened, say survivors of Suharto's anti-communist purge which is explored in The Act of Killing documentary
After her father — a well-respected prosecutor — was shot on the steps of the justice hall in Puerto Princesa, Gerthie made it her business to extend justice
"Forest heroine" Anne Hallum works to reverse deforestation and poverty
"Forest heroine" Catharine Watson drives tree planting, forest protection
Politicians across the globe, including in Spain and the United States, often pay lip service to promoting gender equality and women’s health—while at the same time taking direct aim at access to basic healthcare services such as abortion and contraception to score political points.
Make no mistake about it: For firms, small and large, attracting and retaining women is not a charitable activity. It makes concrete business sense.
Twenty-seven is the number of hours per day that a woman would need in order to grow in her profession; be a wife and a mother; cook just like her grandmother did and keep in shape.
The U.S. coordinator of extractive transparency coalition, PWYP-US, responds to a Thomson Reuters Foundation article
Chaupadi is the practice of treating women as impure and untouchable when they menstruate. The practice is the same whether it’s March 8 or any other time of the year
On the one hand there is a growing interest in women and girls because it is the ‘right thing to do’, coupled with prevailing trends like investing in women and girls as ‘smart economics’. But an AWID survey shows only 0.3% of women’s organizations received funding from corporate donors directly.
To meet the needs of citizens in crises, we must engage with those causing the problems
Last week, Myanmar kicked MSF out of Rakhine state, gave the green light to controversial new laws and ignored critical reports on the census and treatment of Rohingyas. Is the country’s reform honeymoon over?
Does the extra X chromosome make political leaders less likely to bribe, pilfer and lie?
Domestic violence affects women more because it is rooted in inequalities between men and women
Today, there is still not one country in which women and girls are equal to men in political or economic power. For far too many women and girls, the ability to live a healthy and productive life free from violence remains an aspiration.
Early marriage and motherhood amount to a staircase into chronic health problems and poverty for many African girls despite advances in education.
Is “scoring” lowest a reason to celebrate or is it a wake-up call to shine a light on under-reported violence?