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: This Artist Wants to Humanize the Refugee Experience Through Comics
    Citizenship

    This Artist Wants to Humanize the Refugee Experience Through Comics

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 16, 2018

    “People talk about numbers and movements in ways that can be really depersonalizing.” Read more

  2. Article: Same-Sex Couples in Costa Rica Can Marry in 2020
    Citizenship

    Same-Sex Couples in Costa Rica Can Marry in 2020

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 16, 2018

    It’s a first for Central America. Read more

  3. Article: Indian Women Are More Likely to Report Crimes to All-Female Police Stations
    Girls & Women

    Indian Women Are More Likely to Report Crimes to All-Female Police Stations

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 15, 2018

    Research shows abduction and domestic violence reports jump when there’s a female police presence. Read more

  4. Article: Tanzania Just Lost $300 Million for Banning Pregnant Girls From School
    Education

    Tanzania Just Lost $300 Million for Banning Pregnant Girls From School

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 14, 2018

    The World Bank pulled a loan to help make quality secondary education more accessible. Read more

  5. Article: 6 Celebrities Pitching in to Help With California Fire Relief
    Environment

    6 Celebrities Pitching in to Help With California Fire Relief

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 14, 2018

    Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, and more are trying to do their part. Read more

  6. Article: Millions of Girls in Pakistan Aren’t Attending School
    Education

    Millions of Girls in Pakistan Aren’t Attending School

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 13, 2018

    In a new report, Human Rights Watch says the country lacks facilities to educate them. Read more

  7. Article: Women in NYC Pay a 'Pink Tax' on Transportation, Study Shows
    Girls & Women

    Women in NYC Pay a 'Pink Tax' on Transportation, Study Shows

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 13, 2018

    On average, they spend an extra $26 to $50 more per month than men. Read more

  8. Article: Hospitals in Yemen Are Struggling to Treat Civil War Casualties
    Citizenship

    Hospitals in Yemen Are Struggling to Treat Civil War Casualties

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 9, 2018

    They’re vulnerable to airstrike attacks and are running out of supplies. Read more

  9. Article: Scotland Is the First Country to Require LGBTQ Issues Be Taught in Schools
    Education

    Scotland Is the First Country to Require LGBTQ Issues Be Taught in Schools

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 9, 2018

    All state schools will be required to honor the policy. Read more

  10. Article: Poor Diets Are a Bigger Threat Than Deadly Viral Infections: UN
    Food & Hunger

    Poor Diets Are a Bigger Threat Than Deadly Viral Infections: UN

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 8, 2018

    The UN urges leaders to tackle malnutrition by reducing food waste in new report. Read more