As Nigeria gets ready for a momentous election, media and political campaigns have failed to capture the lived reality of many women and girls.
The idea that women should be able to control their sexuality and reproduction is still challenged around the world.
Brazil recently approved legislation that imposes harsher penalties for harming or killing women, a crime referred to as “femicide.”
After months of secretive negotiations, UN Commission on Status of Women issues bland political declaration that does not go far enough to achieve gender equality.
While the law banning child marriage is a major milestone, ending the practice requires action on multiple levels.
In his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, President Obama has prioritized adolescent girls in a way we haven’t seen before.
Never before have issues like girls’ education and empowerment gotten so much attention. Yet, this hasn’t necessarily translated into an increase in funding for many of the groups doing this critical work.
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) empowers young people, protects human rights, and addresses gender norms and gender equality. This kind of empowerment approach—which enables girls and other marginalized young people to see themselves as equals …
Every January, we like to take stock of the gains we’ve made to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls around the world. Last year was a difficult. But we also saw reasons for optimism.
The world’s youth still face many of the same obstacles that prevent them from leading healthy lives that they did 20 years ago.