women’s empowerment

These women pull no punches

Yasmian Al-Sharshani, Carla Bustamante, Caroline Maher and Batoul Arnaout are working to change the face of sports in their countries.

Help rural women, help feed the world

Greater prosperity and more food can come from simple things. Better seeds, a little credit and a road to market will empower rural women of the world.

Can you read this? Consider yourself lucky.

One of every five people in the world cannot read or write, unable to accomplish daily tasks like completing a job application. What can you do to help?

Why do more women than men live in poverty?

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, sets an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of concern....

What is a woman of courage?

“One of the highlights of my year,” said Michelle Obama.  “You only have to look around the room today to see how strong women...

Shot for wanting an education, Malala now inspires a university curriculum

"Who is Malala?" the gunman demanded of bus passengers in Pakistan's Swat Valley before firing his weapon, injuring his target and two of her...