It's abundantly clear that as essential as legislative victories are, as helpful as more women on boards are and as important as the increased number of women elected are, real change and power is moving at far too slow a pace.
Real progress—a reduction in prevalence of human trafficking—requires that we move upstream to confront the root causes of the problem.
The progress on gender equality that has been lost to the pandemic is a blow. But the path to recovery is a wholesale embrace of gender equality.
Girls in first through sixth grade had been allowed to return to classes, but a lack of guidance for older girls has highlighted ongoing concerns.
Given entrenched cultural norms, the U.S. and the international community should demand that the new Taliban regime uphold the basic rights of Afghan women as defined by the Afghan constitution.
The team, thanks to the combined efforts of multiple groups and individuals, safely left Kabul for Qatar on August 19.
Although it is impossible right now to reliably estimate the possible number of refugees, the U.S. has to be ready to meet a potential moral commitment on a scale similar to the 125,000 Vietnamese refugees granted asylum in the U.S. following that war.
We must continue to stand in solidarity with women in Turkey as they face difficult days ahead.
Boosting financial literacy among women is a tide that raises all boats.
A global treaty to end violence against women and girls will remind the government of Afghanistan, as well as governments around the world, that certain behaviors are unacceptable, and that the world is watching.
Beyond the evident economic benefit or marketing to demographics that buy magazines, fashion and beauty products, there is a huge social benefit in portraying women in their 50s, 60s and 70s in magazines.
The situation at the U.S. border presents an opportunity for the United States to reverse its track record.
As summer approaches, I hope women will cherish their pre and post-pandemic bodies for everything they survived through.
We need to be actively involved in contributing to a peaceful future and that means significantly increasing the refugee quota for Afghanistan, doubling down on diplomatic engagement and committing financial assistance to the Afghan people.
The history of birth control is filled with racism, anti-fat bias and accessibility issues.
President Joe Biden should respect the wishes of Americans and Afghans alike and end U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan by May 1.
While a female-friendly city does not solve male violence, it is an essential element in making cities less prone to opportunistic crimes.
We have a duty to protect mothers around the world.
Pregnant individuals are making the decision to vaccinate without necessary information regarding the safety of the vaccines for themselves or their babies.
An inclusive Gender Policy Council could offer solutions.