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For street girls, sexual violence is a recurring theme in their lives, perpetrated by adults in the community, those in positions of authority and other street children
It's a wrap! A look back at this year's Women in the World summit
There are certainly reasons to worry about the outlook for women’s rights in Indonesia, but I’ve met many inspiring Indonesian women who give cause for hope
UN Women together with the rest of the UN system remains committed to supporting the new leadership as well as civil society and women’s rights activists to change the game so women can participate on a level playing field.
Former political prisoners start campaign against hate speech engulfing Myanmar society, aimed at the Muslim minority
Jeannette Kagame, first lady of Rwanda, pays tribute to the Rwandan women who suffered in the genocide
Ensuring rural women get access to land isn't just about ownership. A wider approach is required to empower them.
In Uttar Pradesh, India, women rose up and protested. They wanted sole title to the land they worked. And they are using it as a ladder out of poverty.
Broad consensus now holds that no country can pull itself out of poverty without including and empowering women and girls.
Todd Sears: Doing the right thing for LGBT rights is also the smart thing for business
World Vision USA's anti-gay marriage stance is the insidious tip of an iceberg.
A play performed by teenage girls reveals the often overlooked truth about domestic sex-trafficking: it can happen to anyone, anywhere.
it’s not just women who think they should get a bigger piece of the pie
"We need to make sure the trafficker gets the right punishment and we have to look at decriminalizing the victim.”
“We can empower women more and more, but if men remain the same, what’s the point?”
Peace negotiations must break free from the entrenched narrative that war is all about men and that only men can settle it.
“We’re tired of the lip service. We’re tired of ‘youth’ being a buzzword. We want our voice heard.”—Amina Doherty, youth advocate and women’s rights activist, speaking about sexual and reproductive health rights for young women
Is poverty to be the reward for a lifetime of caring for others?
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