About Leah Rodriguez

Leah Rodriguez is the Education 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 heath care organization. Before Global Citizen, Leah was New York Magazine’s, The Cut’s web producer and homepage editor.

Stories

  1. Article: Alicia Keys Believes When Women Are Empowered, Communities Change

    Alicia Keys Believes When Women Are Empowered, Communities Change

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 10, 2019

    The R&B singer has dedicated her career to creating a world where everyone can thrive. Read more

  2. Article: 3,758 Backpacks Were Placed in Front of the UN to Call for the Protection of Children in Conflict

    3,758 Backpacks Were Placed in Front of the UN to Call for the Protection of Children in Conflict

    By Erica SanchezLeah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|Sept. 9, 2019

    UNICEF strategically placed the installation at the UN ahead of the General Assembly. Read more

  3. Article: Uganda Must Tackle Period Poverty to Achieve SDGs, Education Ministry Warns

    Uganda Must Tackle Period Poverty to Achieve SDGs, Education Ministry Warns

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 3, 2019

    Safe menstrual hygiene promotes good health, quality education, and more. Read more

  4. Article: This Woman Is Building a Safe Space for South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia

    This Woman Is Building a Safe Space for South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 3, 2019

    In the Thon Met village, families are given the tools and resources they need to rebuild. Read more

  5. Article: 420 Million Children Living in Crisis Don't Have Basic Sanitation: UNICEF

    420 Million Children Living in Crisis Don't Have Basic Sanitation: UNICEF

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 28, 2019

    And another 210 million lack access to safe drinking water. Read more

  6. Article: Advocacy Group Behind VMAs Protest Doesn't Want Newark's Water Crisis to Be the Next Flint

    Advocacy Group Behind VMAs Protest Doesn't Want Newark's Water Crisis to Be the Next Flint

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 27, 2019

    Newark Water Coalition is demanding full transparency with #CleanWater4Newark. Read more

  7. Article: The Indian Government May Soon Make Period Products More Affordable

    The Indian Government May Soon Make Period Products More Affordable

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 26, 2019

    Sanitary napkins might fall under a list of essential affordable hygiene items. Read more

  8. Article: School Closures Have Tripled in West and Central Africa, UNICEF Says

    School Closures Have Tripled in West and Central Africa, UNICEF Says

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 23, 2019

    Violent attacks are on the rise in the region. Read more

  9. Article: This Beauty Pageant Winner Is Using Her Crown to Fight for Water and Sanitation

    This Beauty Pageant Winner Is Using Her Crown to Fight for Water and Sanitation

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 20, 2019

    Miss Metro Ghana is committed to achieving Global Goal 6. Read more

  10. Article: As Kashmir Reopens Schools, Parents Opt to Keep Children Home

    As Kashmir Reopens Schools, Parents Opt to Keep Children Home

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 19, 2019

    With cellular networks still down, they can’t guarantee their safety. Read more