Poverty Is Sexist

Poverty is sexist.The evidence is clear: extreme poverty disproportionately affects girls and women, from their health to income to personal safety. The poorest women are often barred from owning and inheriting land and other property, opening a bank account, or accessing education....more

I Want to See a World Free of Violence Against Women and Girls

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words…...more
Absolutely powerful, my dear. I may not know you personally, but know that I am proud to know ...more

“Before Beijing, no one really talked about the differences between being a girl and being a woman”

Christina is a 17-year-old girl living in New York City who is about to graduate from high school. She has been a Girl Advocate for The Working Group on Girls NGO for the past three years and works on the Girls Participation Task Force and Steering Committee. ...more

Clinton Clarion Call: Global Data On Women & Girls Shows "Grim" Portrait

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech today to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the first International Conference on Population and Development. That gathering included a total of thousands of delegates from 179 countries....more

What a great set of astute observations - I agree with them all.

I think you are right ...more