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: Women
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.
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.
The Conversation: Apology to Korea benefits Japan, too 3
Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’. This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….
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.
Who is Writing Syria’s Future? Reply
Why are women excluded from the peace talks that will shape Syria’s future? Lindsay Cornelio examines the issue.
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.
Reflections on Rwandan genocide 1
2014 is the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in three months. American development and humanitarian worker, Carl Wilkens was there. Leslie Dewees reports.
The Conversation: Snowstorm & No Ceilings 2
Hillary Clinton may no longer be in office but she has no trouble drawing a crowd in New York, as Jane McClenahan reports.
Egypt: Reflections on Revolution Reply
Cairo professor Khaled Fahmy discusses the political and social turmoil in Egypt since the revolution of January 2011 and the army intervention of July 2013. Barbara Borst reports.
School for Afro-Colombians is a refuge from conflict Reply
When Kevin O’Dowd set out to make a documentary film about an unusual education project in Colombia, he didn’t expect to get caught up in the country’s decades-long conflict himself.