Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution

Cross-posted from UN Women ...more

Why Isn't There A Federal Holiday Named After A Woman?

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Swedish Men Don't Take Care of Their Women

Because they don’t have to....more
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Why Power Women Should Stop Writing Memoirs

This article was first published to The Huffington Post on November 20, 2014....more

Have you seen it? F-Bombs for Feminism. What do you think?

Little girls dressed as princesses are dropping f-bombs (yeah, the real f-bombs) to support a good cause: feminism, gender equality. They make some powerful points and, of course, delivered by little girls, it gets our attention.If you want to see the video, watch here.What do you think? Going too far to make the point? Or finally getting pointed enough?I don’t know that I’d be gutsy enough to launch a feminism campaign like this. And, I’m glad they’re are getting people to think....more

International Day of the Girl Child

Tomorrow, October 11, is International Day of the Girl Child, a day the UN has chosen to draw awareness to girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.  This year's theme is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence which ties in with the UN's campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women which aims to raise public awareness and work towards preventing and ending violence against women an girl...more

China’s ‘left-behind girls’ learn self-protection

Cross-posted from UN Women Safe spaces for girls left by migrating parents have been set up and trainings are on-going for children, teachers, community leaders and public authorities to prevent sexual violence, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. ...more

Expert's take: Bringing light to the darkest places

Cross-posted from UN Women Gender and Humanitarian Advisor Blerta Aliko. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown Blerta Aliko leads UN Women’s Humanitarian unit and in this piece reflects on the current unending flurry of humanitarian disasters around the world. She underlines that it is in the face of adversity that we see resilience, determination and the power of people’s will to live in dignity and respect, which is what gives humanitarians the strength they need to bring light to the darkest places. ...more

Conversations with my son: On equality

Image source"Hey, that's the girl on your button." My son says as he looks at a poster, the infamous "Rosie the Riveter". He's referring to a button I've had for years of Rosie with CHICKS KICK ASS proclaimed proudly where it used to be WE CAN DO IT....more

Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box

Cross-posted from UN Women Gloria Calliste, candidate for Councillor, local government, walking in her constituency. Photo: The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Network of NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is training women to be more effective in running for election. They seek to learn the rules, use the rules and change the system. ...more