A Better Way to Fight the #MeToo Fight

December 21, 2019

There is no doubt that great strides have been made since Tarana Burke started the original “me too” campaign over 10 years ago — a movement that gained momentum after Alyssa Milano’s 2017 tweet using the hashtag went viral. As a result, the number of rapes and sexual assaults reported to...

Sport: Still a Man’s World?

July 07, 2017

Given open competition, women could achieve parity with men in virtually all events, apart from those very few that require the rawest of muscle power. “Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.” Serena Williams was...

Iraq’s Women: From Poster Children to Peacemakers

April 14, 2017

When it comes to peacebuilding, women are often relegated to more traditional gender roles while their untapped capacity to wage peace is left ignored. In discussions of conflict and its associated processes of resolution, women are often defined by their relationships to their male counterparts...

Helping Girls Escape the Sex Industry

February 17, 2017

Civil society steps in to pick up where governments fail to support women and children exploited in the sex industry. Every day, young girls are forced into commercial sexual enterprises all over the world, leaving them physically and emotionally anguished. In the red light district of Kolkata,...