#women

  • Article: New York City Is Making 'Hair Discrimination' Illegal
    Citizenship

    New York City Is Making 'Hair Discrimination' Illegal

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 18, 2019

    Black women are twice as likely to feel pressured to straighten their hair than white women. Read more

  • Article: Violence, Fraud, and Sexism Block Nigerian Women From Voting
    Girls & Women

    Violence, Fraud, and Sexism Block Nigerian Women From Voting

    Feb. 15, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Women were attacked and forced to forfeit their spots in line to men at the polls last year. Read more

  • Article: After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage
    Girls & Women

    After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage

    Feb. 13, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Nearly 10,500 girls in Jordan were married before reaching their 18th birthdays in 2017. Read more

  • Article: Cultures Clash Over FGM as the UN Seeks to Eradicate the Practice
    Girls & Women

    Cultures Clash Over FGM as the UN Seeks to Eradicate the Practice

    Feb. 7, 2019|Voice of America

    The cultural practice can have serious medical consequences. Read more

  • Article: Activists Are Using This Surprising Item to Fight Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl
    Girls & Women

    Activists Are Using This Surprising Item to Fight Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl

    Feb. 1, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Big sporting events regularly trigger an influx of sex workers and human trafficking Read more

  • Article: Global Health Is Good for World Peace, Melinda Gates Says
    Health

    Global Health Is Good for World Peace, Melinda Gates Says

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Jerica Deck|Jan. 31, 2019

    Every $1 invested in the global health funds creates $20 in social and economic benefits. Read more

  • Article: Climate Shocks Could Cause HIV Rates to Rise in Africa
    Health

    Climate Shocks Could Cause HIV Rates to Rise in Africa

    Jan. 31, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Teenage girls who grow up in areas hit by harsh drought are more likely to contract HIV. Read more

  • Article: Why the Fight for Women's Rights Must Include Women of Color
    OpinionGirls & Women

    Why the Fight for Women's Rights Must Include Women of Color

    By Jerica Deck|Jan. 25, 2019

    Diversity helps ensure that every woman gets a seat at the table. Read more