October 5, 2017

Violence against women hurts Arab economies, U.N. says – Reuters

The United Nations called on Arab nations on Wednesday to calculate the economic cost of violence against women, […]
October 3, 2017

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive – The New York Times

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has […]
September 29, 2017

Violence against girls is corrosive to society – EURACTIV

There may be nothing more corrosive to our societies than allowing this assault to continue. Yet there are […]
September 25, 2017

Education Cannot Wait – investing in our shared humanity – Huffington Post

World leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York this past week. At the 72nd General Assembly, […]
September 20, 2017

40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world – ILO

New research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO)1  and the Walk Free Foundation2 , in partnership with the […]
September 9, 2017

Why you should stand up for girls’ rights – MSNBC

More than 90 percent of countries around the globe have laws that discriminate against women. My homeland, Tanzania, […]
September 9, 2017

Attention Girls: We Have the Power to Change the World – Brit & Co

My name is Cassie Levesque. I’m 18, a Gold Award Girl Scout, and I am working to change […]
August 17, 2017

Women’s Oppression: Across the Globe – Atypical Female

Disclaimer: this post contains information that may be concerning to those sensitive to the topics of genital mutilation. […]
August 8, 2017

Iran Planning to Raise Women’s Legal Age of Marriage – Iran Front Page

Iranian lawmaker Fatemeh Zolqadr said the Iranian Parliament, in coordination with the country’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family […]
August 2, 2017

An Ontario Court has Just Affirmed that Cultural Norms that Excuse Violence have No Place Here: Editorial – The Star

The woman, a recent immigrant from Iran, suffered brutal spousal abuse but didn’t even realize it was against […]
August 2, 2017

What Happens to Foreign Human Trafficking Victims in the United States? – NBC News

At age 19, Indira Karimova became a victim of human trafficking after she was married off to her […]
March 20, 2017

Bad laws underpin global “rape epidemic”, let rapists off the hook: report

From Lebanon where a rapist can escape punishment if he marries his victim to India where rape within […]
March 20, 2017

Canada announces support for sexual and reproductive health and rights

As part of its strong commitment to gender equality and a feminist lens, Canada is taking a leadership […]
March 20, 2017

Let’s Talk About Sex

Last week, at the “She Decides” conference in Brussels, government ministers met with representatives from NGOs, United Nations […]
March 16, 2017

Boris Johnson: The world would be a better place if all girls went to school

I am always dubious about so-called silver bullets that allegedly solve a host of problems. “Life can’t be […]
March 16, 2017

Inside Britain’s sharia councils: hardline and anti-women – or a dignified way to divorce?

On a freezing, rainswept Sunday in a conference room in Birmingham Central mosque, a young woman in a […]
March 16, 2017

Women are suffering globally – we must act now

We, the members of the scientific and technical advisory group and the gender and rights advisory panel of […]
February 20, 2017

Young women who were captives of Boko Haram speak: Nigeria

After conquering Bama, the second-largest town in Nigeria’s Borno state, a small group of fighters from the militant […]
February 2, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks on the Martha MacCallum Show

February 2, 2017

Afghan woman, 23, has ears cut off by jealous husband

A 23-year-old woman named Zarina from the northern province of Balkh in Afghanistan was reportedly in stable condition […]