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: New Jersey Is Now the 1st US State to Require Schools to Teach Climate Change

    New Jersey Is Now the 1st US State to Require Schools to Teach Climate Change

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 5, 2020

    School districts must adopt the new guidelines by September 2021. Read more

  2. Article: New Zealand Just Announced It Will Start Offering Free Period Products in Schools

    New Zealand Just Announced It Will Start Offering Free Period Products in Schools

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 3, 2020

    All schools in the country will have the option to offer free period products by 2021. Read more

  3. Article: 7 Ways You Can Step Up for Racial Justice Right Now

    7 Ways You Can Step Up for Racial Justice Right Now

    By Joe McCarthyJana Sepehr  and  Leah Rodriguez|June 2, 2020

    Activists recommend how you can help stop police brutality and enact real change. Read more

  4. Article: FIFA Teams Up With WHO and European Commission to Stop Domestic Violence During COVID-19

    FIFA Teams Up With WHO and European Commission to Stop Domestic Violence During COVID-19

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 29, 2020

    Fifteen football players are speaking up to protect women and children against abusers. Read more

  5. Article: Health Workers Around the World Are Calling for Period Products to Be Considered Essential PPE

    Health Workers Around the World Are Calling for Period Products to Be Considered Essential PPE

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 29, 2020

    Medical staff in Uganda, Nepal, and the US share how COVID-19 is exacerbating period poverty. Read more

  6. Article: Sustainable Electric Bikes Are Helping Women Find Economic Empowerment in Rural Zimbabwe

    Sustainable Electric Bikes Are Helping Women Find Economic Empowerment in Rural Zimbabwe

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 27, 2020

    The bikes are saving women hours of walking and chores. Read more

  7. Article: COVID-19 Is Increasing Child Marriage Rates in Yemen: UN

    COVID-19 Is Increasing Child Marriage Rates in Yemen: UN

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 26, 2020

    Families experiencing economic hardship are more likely to resort to the harmful practice. Read more

  8. Article: 2 Billion People Are at Risk of COVID-19 Because They Can't Wash Their Hands

    2 Billion People Are at Risk of COVID-19 Because They Can't Wash Their Hands

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 21, 2020

    A new report reveals 50% of people in sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania lack access to water and soap. Read more

  9. Article: DIY Handwashing Stations Across the US Help Homeless Communities Fight COVID-19

    DIY Handwashing Stations Across the US Help Homeless Communities Fight COVID-19

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 21, 2020

    Love Beyond Walls and LavaMaeX have installed 233 sinks across the country. Read more

  10. Article: COVID-19 Puts Girls at Risk of Unplanned Pregnancies, Violence, and Missing Out on School: Report

    COVID-19 Puts Girls at Risk of Unplanned Pregnancies, Violence, and Missing Out on School: Report

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 19, 2020

    Around 743 million girls were out of school and many girls may never return. Read more