At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating
Originally posted by Cara Anna for The Associated Press on September 9, 2015— “Human Rights Watch is accusing the Sudanese military of another mass rape in Darfur. Members of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces raped at least 60 women in the country’s troubled western region, after taking over the town of Golo in January, according to … More Sudanese Forces Committed Mass Rape; Women Attacked in Hospitals
Originally posted by Olivia Smith and Teri Whitcraft on July 20, 2015 for ABCNews.com— “”Sarah was 7 years old when her parents took her to visit their family in India. Born in Iowa and raised in California, Sarah remembers taking trips to see relatives abroad frequently. But this time was different. “I wish it didn’t … More UNDERGROUND IN AMERICA: Female Genital Mutilation
As told to Will Bleakley on April 17, 2015 for The New York Times Magazine— “My father died when I was only a year old, and my mom had six children to care for. My husband’s family always came around to help my mom out. When I was a toddler and my husband was 13, … More Crossing to Safety: One Woman’s Story of Life in Laos
By SOMINI SENGUPTA for NYTimes.com on March 9, 2015— “The evidence is ubiquitous. The gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi sets off an unusual burst of national outrage in India. In South Sudan, women are assaulted by both sides in the civil war. In Iraq, jihadists enslave women for sex. And American … More U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women
By Carlo Kweifio-Okai on January 14, 2015 for http://www.theguardian.com— “Decisions made in 2015 will help shape the women’s rights agenda for the next 15 years. In September, world leaders will endorse a new set of development goals at the UN. The proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs), which will replace the millennium development goals (MDGs), feature … More What Will Shape Women’s Rights Over the Next 15 Years?
By BEN ELLERY AND NICK CRAVEN FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY on November 8, 2014— “The women paid 62p an hour in Mauritius making £45 ‘feminist’ T-shirts earn less than the ‘living wage’ set by the government of the Indian Ocean island. After our revelations last week about the ‘sweatshop’ conditions endured by workers producing the … More Women in Mauritius Making ‘Geminist’ T-shirts Earning Less than the ‘Living Wage’ Set by the Government