#Women & Girls

  • Feature: Global Citizen’s Action Taker of the Week: Sarah Humphreys from Kent, England

    Global Citizen’s Action Taker of the Week: Sarah Humphreys from Kent, England

    By Helen Lock|March 30, 2020

    Global Citizens taking action are at the heart of how we fight extreme poverty and its root causes. Read more

  • Article: Why COVID-19 Response Efforts Need to Consider That Pandemics Hit Women and Girls the Hardest

    Why COVID-19 Response Efforts Need to Consider That Pandemics Hit Women and Girls the Hardest

    By Erica SanchezLeah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|March 25, 2020

    Women and girls are disproportionately at risk of domestic violence, financial insecurity, and more. Read more

  • Article: Men Finally Realized Period Products Should Be Free When They Were Forced to Pay for Toilet Paper

    Men Finally Realized Period Products Should Be Free When They Were Forced to Pay for Toilet Paper

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 9, 2020

    PERIOD installed coin-operated toilet paper dispensers to make a point about period poverty. Read more

  • Article: All Birth Control Could Soon Be Free in Vancouver

    All Birth Control Could Soon Be Free in Vancouver

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 6, 2020

    Birth control pills should be as easily accessible as male contraception, the city council says. Read more

  • Article: Netflix, the UN, and 55 Women in Film Team up for International Women's Day Collection

    Netflix, the UN, and 55 Women in Film Team up for International Women's Day Collection

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 6, 2020

    Women in the film industry selected inspiring films, documentaries, and television shows. Read more

  • Article: Family Laws Are Getting in the Way of Achieving Gender Equality: Report

    Family Laws Are Getting in the Way of Achieving Gender Equality: Report

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 3, 2020

    Governments have a duty to protect women and girls in all spaces, Equality Now says. Read more

  • Article: A Kenyan University Victim Blamed Women Who Were Raped on Campus

    A Kenyan University Victim Blamed Women Who Were Raped on Campus

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 27, 2020

    Over 6,000 people signed a petition and refused to stand for it. Read more

  • Article: Women Entrepreneurs Could Single-Handedly Lower India’s Unemployment Rate

    Women Entrepreneurs Could Single-Handedly Lower India’s Unemployment Rate

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 19, 2020

    They have the potential to provide 170 million jobs by 2030. Read more