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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.
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.
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.
Is “scoring” lowest a reason to celebrate or is it a wake-up call to shine a light on under-reported violence?
Early marriage and motherhood amount to a staircase into chronic health problems and poverty for many African girls despite advances in education.
Empowering women in developing economies is critical, and not just because it is fair and desirable that every human being should be able to seek an opportunity to fulfill their true potential. In many cultures, women also play a key role in ensuring family, and even community, welfare.
We can no longer afford to hold back half the world’s population. The 21st century has to be different for every woman and girl in the world.
Yes, women are making strides towards equality with men, and not only in business. But I wouldn't look at Forbes' list as an indicator of that progress
Giving care can bring great rewards, fulfillment and satisfaction. Yet for millions of women around the world, poverty is their only reward for a lifetime of caregiving.
Violence against women is a male problem, but very few men are prepared to tackle it or create an atmosphere where it is considered unacceptable, a position Jackson Katz is trying to change
A Chinese TV state news report on the sex trade triggers a police crackdown in Dongguan and a debate over whether prostitution should be legalised
Separate cars allow women to let their guard down, but some say men need to learn respect because real life doesn’t separate the sexes and buses shouldn’t either
Efforts are under way to come up with a better framework for responding to migration in a world that's constantly throwing up new crises
Surveys show that the British press is now far less hostile to asylum seekers than it was a decade ago, good news for those seeking safety from persecution abroad
Human Rights Watch’s new report, “‘Here, Rape is Normal,’ documents the ongoing crisis of rape in Mogadishu and explains how the government can tackle Somalia’s epidemic of sexual violence.