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: Maisie Williams, Adwoa Aboah & Zoe Sugg Launch Limited Edition Bags to Fight Period Poverty

    Maisie Williams, Adwoa Aboah & Zoe Sugg Launch Limited Edition Bags to Fight Period Poverty

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 22, 2020

    WaterAid teamed up with the stars to raise funds for girls who can’t access water and sanitation. Read more

  2. Article: Iran Allows Women to Run for President in 2021 After 40-Year Policy Reversal

    Iran Allows Women to Run for President in 2021 After 40-Year Policy Reversal

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 21, 2020

    Critics question the government’s intent and foresee the disqualification of women who run. Read more

  3. Article: 8 Million More People in the US Are Now Living in Poverty Due to COVID-19

    8 Million More People in the US Are Now Living in Poverty Due to COVID-19

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 16, 2020

    Without financial government assistance, people are struggling to meet their basic needs. Read more

  4. Article: This Musician Is Using Her Privilege to Support Black Communities in the South

    This Musician Is Using Her Privilege to Support Black Communities in the South

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 15, 2020

    MILCK released "Somebody’s Beloved" to help combat systemic racism in the US. Read more

  5. Article: Spain Will Now Fine Companies That Don’t Reveal Gender Pay Gap Data

    Spain Will Now Fine Companies That Don’t Reveal Gender Pay Gap Data

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 14, 2020

    Ministers say closing the gap is crucial to COVID-19 economic recovery. Read more

  6. Article: Early Voters Are Sticking Out Record-Long Lines for the 2020 Presidential Election

    Early Voters Are Sticking Out Record-Long Lines for the 2020 Presidential Election

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 13, 2020

    Long lines in Georgia, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia are the results of complications and enthusiasm. Read more

  7. Article: When Will Accurate Period Ads Stop Getting Banned?

    When Will Accurate Period Ads Stop Getting Banned?

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 9, 2020

    Australian period underwear company Modibodi is the latest casualty of menstrual stigma. Read more

  8. Article: French President Macron Just Proposed a New Law That Would Ban ‘Virginity Tests’

    French President Macron Just Proposed a New Law That Would Ban ‘Virginity Tests’

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 8, 2020

    The law introduces jail time and a hefty fine — but critics argue it could put Muslim women at risk. Read more

  9. Article: Malala and Michelle Obama Sat Down to Reflect on the Importance of Girls' Education

    Malala and Michelle Obama Sat Down to Reflect on the Importance of Girls' Education

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 7, 2020

    The pair teamed up to honor the UN’s International Day of the Girl. Read more

  10. Article: COVID-19 Prevents Women and Children From Accessing Essential Health Care in Latin America and the Caribbean: Report

    COVID-19 Prevents Women and Children From Accessing Essential Health Care in Latin America and the Caribbean: Report

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 7, 2020

    The region is at risk of not meeting Global Goal 3 as a result. Read more