About Leah Rodriguez

Leah Rodriguez is a writer at Global Citizen. When Leah isn’t online she’s finding her way to the closet beach, cooking pescatarian meals and volunteering with an organization that provides sexual health care. She’s obsessed with her mom’s cockapoo, Marco and most other (hypoallergenic) pups. Before Global Citizen, Leah was New York Magazine’s, The Cut’s web producer and homepage editor.

Stories

  1. Article: Saudi Women No Longer Need a Man's Permission to Decide How They'll Give Birth
    Girls & Women

    Saudi Women No Longer Need a Man's Permission to Decide How They'll Give Birth

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 18, 2019

    The country’s health ministry announced they don't need signed consent for childbirth procedures. Read more

  2. Article: 5 Inspiring Young Women Fighting for Education in the Spirit of MLK
    Girls & Women

    5 Inspiring Young Women Fighting for Education in the Spirit of MLK

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 18, 2019

    They’re dedicated to ensuring all children can go to school. Read more

  3. Article: Egyptian Universities Allow Couple Expelled for Hugging to Return
    Education

    Egyptian Universities Allow Couple Expelled for Hugging to Return

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 17, 2019

    But now they’re missing out on exams. Read more

  4. Article: Pakistan's Supreme Court Urges Rule Limiting Families to 2 Children
    Health

    Pakistan's Supreme Court Urges Rule Limiting Families to 2 Children

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 16, 2019

    The government seeks a solution for the country’s overpopulation. Read more

  5. Article: 3 Reasons Why the LA Teachers' Strike Is a Big Deal
    Education

    3 Reasons Why the LA Teachers' Strike Is a Big Deal

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 15, 2019

    Protesters are calling on California to support equal education. Read more

  6. Article: Nepal Officials Reaffirm Goal to Destroy Deadly 'Period Huts'
    Girls & Women

    Nepal Officials Reaffirm Goal to Destroy Deadly 'Period Huts'

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 14, 2019

    Punishment for forcing women to live in poor conditions while menstruating is becoming more severe. Read more

  7. Article: 16-Year-Old Indian Girl Murdered in Alleged 'Honor Killing' After Eloping
    Girls & Women

    16-Year-Old Indian Girl Murdered in Alleged 'Honor Killing' After Eloping

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 11, 2019

    Outraged supporters seek justice after her brutal death. Read more

  8. Article: This Student Helped Raise $64K for Girls' Education in Burkina Faso
    Education

    This Student Helped Raise $64K for Girls' Education in Burkina Faso

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 11, 2019

    High schoolers sold items and partnered with local restaurants to give children a chance to learn. Read more

  9. Article: Meghan Markle Is Helping Unemployed Women Nail Job Interviews
    Girls & Women

    Meghan Markle Is Helping Unemployed Women Nail Job Interviews

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 10, 2019

    She’s encouraging them with the confidence they need to find work. Read more

  10. Article: Female Genital Mutilation Is Now Criminalized in Ohio
    Girls & Women

    Female Genital Mutilation Is Now Criminalized in Ohio

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 10, 2019

    The brutal practice will be punishable by fines and jail time. Read more