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International Women's Day

Hillary Clinton and John Kerry

Continuing Former Secretary of State Clinton’s Efforts to Elevate the Global Status of Women and Girls Is a Must

Taking the baton from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Kerry must ensure that women’s issues remain center stage in world affairs.

Infographic: Where Are U.S. Women in 2013?

Despite making up a majority of the population, women are still missing where it can matter most: positions of power and leadership in elected office and the private sector.

The United States Needs to Guarantee Paid Maternity Leave

Giving our nation’s female workers the right to paid maternity leave will not only benefit our mothers but will also benefit the nation as a whole.

U.S. citizen naturalization

10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrant Women (2013 Update)

On International Women's Day, we have reason to celebrate the important contributions of immigrant women to our society and our economy.

President Barack Obama clean energy

True Sustainability Requires Gender Equality

Women are key to the growth, viability, and sustainability of a clean energy economy.

Mother and newborn

Family Planning Is Key to Healthier Mothers, Babies, and Societies

Faith-based efforts to provide reproductive health services and family planning have dramatically improved the lives of mothers and their children worldwide.


Rethinking How to Address the Growing Female Prison Population

Climbing U.S. incarceration rates for women continue to devastate families and communities with few societal benefits.

Ursula Burns

Why Global Economies Need to Invest in Women of Color

Businesses owned by women of color are a substantial economic force, and as women of color are one of the fastest-growing segments in entrepreneurialism, investing in women of color is simply smart economics.


We Can’t Afford to Ignore the Benefits of Breastfeeding

We must institute policies in America that support and assist new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies but can’t afford to take time off or who need counseling through the process.

The Faces of Indian Women

play_alt icon Video This video highlights the struggles and the resilience of Indian women in a male-dominated society. Until women feel safe, until they are free to leave their homes without having to seek permission from members of their household, and until they are given respect in and out of the workplace, women cannot realize their economic potential.

Service, Not Subservience: The U.S. Military’s Sexual-Violence Problem

With women now serving in combat roles, it’s high time the military does more to ensure they don’t live in fear of sexual abuse.

How the US Denies Justice to Victims of Sexual Violence Worldwide

Jessica Arons discusses how the United States fails to provide justice to global victims of sexual violence.

Pushing for Peace: Why Congo’s Women Need a Seat at the Table

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day this year, women in one of the most conflict-plagued corners of the world continue to push for stability and peace on behalf of their families, their communities, and their region.

The Top 13 Women of Color to Watch in 2013

These 13 women of color are leaving their mark on everything from politics to entertainment to health.

Faustine Janjira

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Eradicating extreme poverty globally, as outlined in the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, is achievable only if inequality and discrimination against women and girls is eradicated first.