About Leah Rodriguez

Leah Rodriguez is the Women and Girls and WASH writer at Global Citizen. When Leah isn’t online, she’s finding her way to the closest beach, and volunteering with a sexual health care organization. Before Global Citizen, Leah was New York Magazine’s, The Cut’s web producer and homepage editor.

Stories

  1. Article: A Kenyan University Victim Blamed Women Who Were Raped on Campus

    A Kenyan University Victim Blamed Women Who Were Raped on Campus

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 27, 2020

    Over 6,000 people signed a petition and refused to stand for it. Read more

  2. Article: Scotland Just Passed a Bill to Provide Free Period Products

    Scotland Just Passed a Bill to Provide Free Period Products

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 26, 2020

    Parliament will review the proposal before it becomes law. Read more

  3. Article: This Female Rapper in Saudi Arabia Was Arrested for Lyrics About Women’s Empowerment

    This Female Rapper in Saudi Arabia Was Arrested for Lyrics About Women’s Empowerment

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 25, 2020

    Ayasel Slay’s music video for the song “Bint Mecca” has been removed from YouTube. Read more

  4. Article: Harvey Weinstein Verdict Is #MeToo Milestone But Changes Little for World's Sexual Assault Survivors

    Harvey Weinstein Verdict Is #MeToo Milestone But Changes Little for World's Sexual Assault Survivors

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|Feb. 24, 2020

    Many women still face retaliation for reporting abuse. Read more

  5. Article: A New Sexist Bill Threatens Maternity Leave in Indonesia

    A New Sexist Bill Threatens Maternity Leave in Indonesia

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 21, 2020

    The family resilience bill also orders women to take care of all household responsibilities. Read more

  6. Article: Indonesian Minister Suggests Rich Should Marry Poor to Reduce Poverty

    Indonesian Minister Suggests Rich Should Marry Poor to Reduce Poverty

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 21, 2020

    Muhadjir Effendy introduced a controversial fatwa to limit the number of new low-income families. Read more

  7. Article: Women Entrepreneurs Could Single-Handedly Lower India’s Unemployment Rate

    Women Entrepreneurs Could Single-Handedly Lower India’s Unemployment Rate

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 19, 2020

    They have the potential to provide 170 million jobs by 2030. Read more

  8. Article: Teachers in Ghana Exposed in ‘Sex for Grades’ Documentary Finally Suspended

    Teachers in Ghana Exposed in ‘Sex for Grades’ Documentary Finally Suspended

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 19, 2020

    The film exposed teachers that were sexually harassing students. Read more

  9. Article: Mexicans Demand an End to Femicide Following Death of 7-Year-Old Girl

    Mexicans Demand an End to Femicide Following Death of 7-Year-Old Girl

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 19, 2020

    Fátima Cecilia Aldrighett Antón disappeared after school in Mexico City. Read more

  10. Article: 68 Indian Students Were Forced to Strip to Prove They Weren’t on Their Periods

    68 Indian Students Were Forced to Strip to Prove They Weren’t on Their Periods

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 18, 2020

    The hostel where students board maintains strict rules for women when they are on their period. Read more