women’s rights

0 Chelsea Clinton champions youth engagement and women’s rights

Chelsea Clinton leads a plenary discussion at CGI 2013.CGI (New York) – Chelsea Clinton recognizes that being the daughter of a former US President and former Secretary State pushes her onto the American political stage. It is an opportunity rather than a burden for Clinton. In a conversation with a…

0 Beyond rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is by many measures one of the world’s most difficult places to live. Government instability, rebel attacks in the east, terrible health services and more contribute to an environment that some have gone as far as to call “hell on earth.” Congolese activist…

1 Reaffirming the Fight for Women’s Rights in Malaysia

Humanosphere correspondent Jessica Mack was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week for the third annual Women Deliver conference, which is really the only global big-name conference on women’s rights of its kind, she says. Melinda Gates and numerous heads of state were in attendance. So on this week’s podcast, Tom…

0 Kuala Lumpur develops a positive WMD: Women in Malaysia Deliver

The third Women Deliver conference is a gigantic convening that scoops together young people, clinicians, heads of state, donors, and women’s rights activists from all across the world with its giant conference-y arms. The meeting opens Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur and runs for three days. It is organized by a group of the same name, a global maternal health advocacy organization based in New York.

2 Rwanda is empowering girls, with a little help from Seattle

It has become a mantra in aid and development circles today to say that empowering girls is the single most effective means of fighting poverty, inequity and any number of ills in poor countries. This is one of the international community’s top priorities, for good reason. But saying and doing…

0 The Nobel Peace Prize: Women are the key to peace & prosperity

The Nobel Peace Prize this year went to three women’s rights advocates “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” They are Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, fellow Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. Here’s…