#Women & Girls

  • Article: Harmful Practices Against Girls Will Worsen Without Action: UNFPA

    Harmful Practices Against Girls Will Worsen Without Action: UNFPA

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 30, 2020

    FGM and child marriage are on the rise, according to the organization’s latest report. Read more

  • Article: This Astronaut Is Now the First Woman to Both Walk in Space and Explore Earth's Deepest Point

    This Astronaut Is Now the First Woman to Both Walk in Space and Explore Earth's Deepest Point

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 9, 2020

    Kathy Sullivan reached the Challenger Deep on the Limited Factor. Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Article: Harvey Weinstein Verdict Is #MeToo Milestone But Changes Little for World's Sexual Assault Survivors

    Harvey Weinstein Verdict Is #MeToo Milestone But Changes Little for World's Sexual Assault Survivors

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|March 13, 2020

    Many women still face retaliation for reporting abuse. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone's Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls Is Unlawful, West African States Court Rules

    Sierra Leone's Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls Is Unlawful, West African States Court Rules

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 12, 2019

    Pregnant girls could only receive sub-par education in the country for the past four years. Read more

  • Article: This Woman Is Fighting for Gender Equality at the Forefront of Lebanon's Uprising

    This Woman Is Fighting for Gender Equality at the Forefront of Lebanon's Uprising

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 22, 2019

    Activists want an end to discriminatory laws in the wake of economic turmoil. Read more

  • Article: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Scarlett Curtis Were Just Honored for Fighting Gender Inequality With Their Words

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Scarlett Curtis Were Just Honored for Fighting Gender Inequality With Their Words

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|Nov. 20, 2019

    Equality Now recognized Adichie's and Curtis’ work in feminist spaces with a night of empowerment. Read more