grassroots women's organizations
The minute an earthquake (or any emergency) hits, women's organizations are responding. Before the humanitarian machine kicks in, before food aid drops, before reconstruction efforts get started, women's organizations are creating makeshift shelters, finding and preparing food, protecting girls and caring for the sick. They are an essential part of recovery and a huge asset in relief and reconstruction efforts.
While we can all agree that Uber -- let alone the Uber + UN Women partnership -- is far from perfect, let's not lose sight of the bigger picture: The digital economy does have the power to democratize employment opportunities for women.
I was greatly energized to see women's rights being championed on International Women's Day last month. But here's the thing: we need to be champions for women's rights every day. The awful truth is that women across the globe face arrest, persecution, and unspeakable violence for exercising their rights.