Why Kangana Ranaut Is No Longer the “Empowered” Woman India Needs

September 18, 2019

Beware of who you follow, my mother always said, because not everyone has your best interests in mind. I must have forgotten this advice those couple of years when I considered Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut to be a female empowerment idol in India. Anyone who follows Bollywood is aware of the...

Electoral Violence against Women Hinders Democracy Worldwide

October 31, 2018

Both female voters and politicians have experienced increased harassment, violence and psychological abuse in elections around the world. Despite recent success in Tunisia, which elected the capital’s first female mayor in July, many women around the world continue to experience significant...

Gender Equality Starts With Champions of Change

October 13, 2015

Developing champions of change in factories could have a great impact on reducing gender inequality in India. Even though India is home to many powerful and influential women, there are still those who suffer from gender inequality. The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in 2012...

Implications of Morocco’s Bifurcated Educational System (Part 1/2)

March 14, 2014

One of Morocco’s most pressing national problems is its high illiteracy rate. In Morocco, policymakers have implemented several groundbreaking initiatives aiming to create educational programs to empower rural women. Despite progress in this realm, there are still ongoing tensions within the...