UN Women created the HeForShe campaign to attract one billion men and boys as advocates for equality for women and girls worldwide. Lori Perkovich reports. More…
Category Archives: Justice/Rights
Geena Davis calls for gender equality in media 1
The actress and activist Geena Davis denounced “stereotyped, hypersexualized” images of females in the entertainment media at a recent symposium in New York. Lori Perkovich reports.
Khayelitsha Township Visit Reply
To learn about South Africa’s transformation since the end of apartheid in 1994, a group of graduate students from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs visited Johannesburg and Cape Town in June. Lori Perkovich reports.
Silencing Moscow’s optimistic voice Reply
In Moscow to study U.S.-Russia diplomatic relations, Lori Perkovich sought an internal perspective on the Kremlin’s use of media to influence both Russian citizens and the international community. Her report:
Fighting Sexual Violence in South Africa Reply
South Africa has extremely high rates of rape and other forms of gender-based violence. Hayley Chesnik reports on her travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about efforts to address the issue.
Clinton, Lagarde Headline Women’s Summit Reply
The opening night of the fifth annual Women in the World Summit had an obvious theme: women of action. Leslie Dewees reports.
The Conversation: Bolivia’s Big Opportunity Reply
By renationalizing its oil and gas, Bolivia has lifted its economy, but the country needs to invest in its people and diversify its economy in order to achieve sustainable growth. Brian Seavitt suggests how. More…
Tyranny in Development Reply
“It’s time to recognize the principle that men and women really are created equal,” Professor William Easterly declared at a promotion of his new book Tyranny of Experts. Lauren Corr was there for Tutawaza.
The Conversation: Not repeating the past Reply
Jane McClenahan writes: Here at Tutawaza we’d like to share a project one of our colleagues at NYU SCPS, Zoraya Cristian, has been involved with. ‘Inheriting the Struggle for Truth‘ commemorates the International Day of the Right to Truth.
Stopping Sexual Violence in Congo 2
Lori Perkovich reports on a United Nations panel discussion of the conflict-related sexual violence that plagues the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Guatemala: Fighting for the Future Reply
Justice in Guatemala faces a new challenge as a dynamic attorney general is told to step down in May. Barbara Borst reports in the final article of a four-part series.