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: Most Countries Are Not Protecting Women Against COVID-19’s Social and Economic Impacts: Report

    Most Countries Are Not Protecting Women Against COVID-19’s Social and Economic Impacts: Report

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 28, 2020

    Only 1 in 8 countries have measures in place to protect women. Read more

  2. Article: How Young Women Are Leading Thailand's Protests Against the Patriarchy

    How Young Women Are Leading Thailand's Protests Against the Patriarchy

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 25, 2020

    Women’s rights are central to the country’s movement for democracy. Read more

  3. Article: Women & Girls in Conflict Face Widening Gaps in Gender Equality as Rest of World Sees Progress

    Women & Girls in Conflict Face Widening Gaps in Gender Equality as Rest of World Sees Progress

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 25, 2020

    Refugee and displaced communities continue to lack access to education, health, and employment. Read more

  4. Article: How a Major New Zealand Retailer Is Tackling Period Poverty

    How a Major New Zealand Retailer Is Tackling Period Poverty

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 22, 2020

    The Warehouse is helping people with periods in need, one donation box at a time. Read more

  5. Article: Malala Wants Girls' Education to Be Prioritized in Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks

    Malala Wants Girls' Education to Be Prioritized in Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 22, 2020

    The Nobel Peace Prize laureate argues peace can’t be established without human rights. Read more

  6. Article: 5 Laws Ruth Bader Ginsburg Championed to Support Gender Equality

    5 Laws Ruth Bader Ginsburg Championed to Support Gender Equality

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 21, 2020

    Plus inspirational quotes from the late Supreme Court Justice. Read more

  7. Article: New Zealand Schools Have Been Advised to Use Students’ Preferred Names, Genders, and Pronouns

    New Zealand Schools Have Been Advised to Use Students’ Preferred Names, Genders, and Pronouns

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 18, 2020

    Inclusion and gender diversity guidelines were updated for the first time in nearly a decade. Read more

  8. Article: 4 Things You Should Know About National Black Voter Day

    4 Things You Should Know About National Black Voter Day

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 18, 2020

    Over 40 civil rights organizations teamed up to promote Black voter participation. Read more

  9. Article: This Is the Latest US State to Make Hair Discrimination Illegal

    This Is the Latest US State to Make Hair Discrimination Illegal

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 17, 2020

    There are still 43 states where employers and schools can discriminate on the basis of hair. Read more

  10. Article: A Women’s Rights Activist Is Using Masks to Fight Gender-Based Violence in Egypt

    A Women’s Rights Activist Is Using Masks to Fight Gender-Based Violence in Egypt

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 17, 2020

    When Hadia Abdel Fattah couldn’t host advocacy workshops, she turned to fashion. Read more