About Leah Rodriguez

Leah Rodriguez writes about Women and Girls, and Water and Sanitation 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 worked as New York Magazine’s, The Cut’s web producer and homepage editor.

Stories

  1. Article: Lego Is Giving Students in the US Braille Blocks to Help Them Learn During COVID-19

    Lego Is Giving Students in the US Braille Blocks to Help Them Learn During COVID-19

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 7, 2020

    Children with disabilities are at risk of falling behind during the pandemic. Read more

  2. Article: Black Women’s Votes Remain in Jeopardy 55 Years After the Voting Rights Act Passed

    Black Women’s Votes Remain in Jeopardy 55 Years After the Voting Rights Act Passed

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 6, 2020

    Black women championed voting rights in America, but activists say they are still awaiting equality. Read more

  3. Article: 50% of Young Men in the UK Believe Feminism Has ‘Gone Too Far’: Report

    50% of Young Men in the UK Believe Feminism Has ‘Gone Too Far’: Report

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 4, 2020

    HOPE not hate surveyed young men about their attitudes towards gender equality during COVID-19. Read more

  4. Article: Breastfeeding Counseling Could Help Save 820,000 Children Every Year: UN

    Breastfeeding Counseling Could Help Save 820,000 Children Every Year: UN

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 3, 2020

    The WHO and UNICEF are calling for governments to offer more breastfeeding support. Read more

  5. Article: A Turkish Women's Rights Activist Explains the Importance of the 'Challenge Accepted' Campaign to Stop Femicide

    What's the Real Story Behind Those #ChallengeAccepted Photos on Instagram?

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|July 31, 2020

    A Turkish feminist expert explains the origins of the viral trend. Read more

  6. Article: Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad Joins Trevor Noah to Remind the World 2,000 Yazidis Remain in Captivity

    Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad Joins Trevor Noah to Remind the World 2,000 Yazidis Remain in Captivity

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 31, 2020

    On 'The Daily Show,' she urged the international community to help refugees return to Iraq safely. Read more

  7. Article: COVID-19 Poses Major Threat to Voter Registration in the US

    COVID-19 Poses Major Threat to Voter Registration in the US

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 30, 2020

    States across the country have seen dips in registrations during the pandemic. Read more

  8. Feature: Gender Equality Faces New Set of Obstacles Amid COVID-19 Crisis: SDG Report 2020

    Gender Equality Faces New Set of Obstacles Amid COVID-19 Crisis: SDG Report 2020

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 29, 2020

    Despite progress in ending FGM and child marriage, COVID-19 to put girls and women at risk. Read more

  9. Article: An All-Women Crew Will Continue Sailing Around the World to Study Ocean Pollution Next Year

    An All-Women Crew Will Continue Sailing Around the World to Study Ocean Pollution Next Year

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 23, 2020

    eXXpedition Round the World will explore the Earth’s five ocean gyres. Read more

  10. Article: Femicide Is Rising in Mexico as Government Denies Risks of Gender-Based Violence

    Femicide Is Rising in Mexico as Government Denies Risks of Gender-Based Violence

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|July 22, 2020

    Femicide rates increased by 7.7% compared to the same timeframe last year. Read more