I took a deep breath and said, "Yes, I can see that." It was the second time in 12 months that we had tried to have another
On this International Day of the Girl we celebrate women and girls all over the world and work towards how we as women can set a better example of leadership.
Friday was International Day of the Girl Child, established in 2012 to honor and observe the rights of girls everywhere, who represent the hope and future of their families, communities and nations, yet face countless rights violations such as violence and harassment, female genital mutilation and child marriage, which claims 15 million girls each year in the developing world.
International Day of the Girl is celebrated on 11 October each year. Around the world NGOs, civil society groups, UN agencies
Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.
This year, one billion children around the world will experience a form of violence and around 200 million children will
There's no better time to raise our voices for the rights of women and girls in the United States than now. That is why we are elated to join thousands of other women and girls' advocates at the historic United State of Women Summit on June 14.
Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.
Reforestation is one of the primary weapons we have against climate change and -- crucially -- against ever-expanding desertification, a scourge that affects two thirds of the world's countries and about one billion people.
Unfortunately, Norwu's experience is not unique. Many adolescent girls from Africa and Latin America are profiled as "flight