LitWorld focuses two-thirds of its work on empowering women and girls with transformational literacy because two-thirds of the world's illiterate people are women and girls. And illiteracy equals profound vulnerability. Literacy is humankind's greatest and most sustainable innovation: a lifelong protection against vulnerability. Show More Summary
Mark International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women by learning about Safecity, an online platform that encourages anonymous reporting of sexual violence, both to collect data, and to give women a space to be heard.
Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which annually kicks-off 16 Days of Activism
Around the world, one in three women experience violence in their life. I spoke with Cindy Dyer, VP of Vital Voices, about working with men and women around the globe to bring the change that is needed.
For the next 16 days, activists across the world will be joining UN Women in global efforts to end violence against women and girls, starting on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, leading up...Show More Summary
It's hump day, Thanksgiving Eve (aka Drinksgiving), and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing Ormonde Jayne Frangipani. Reminder: this Friday, 11/27, we are giving thanks...
Happy International Men’s Day! Every fucking day is International Men’s Day in the world I live in (you probably live here too!), so let us welcome another great example of why we don’t need a day specifically designated to upholding the patriarchy. Jimmy Iovine, a legendary producer and co-founder of Interscope Records, partnered with Dr. […]
Apparently Thursday marks National Cat Day. I have the same complaint about National Cat Day that I have about International Women’s Day: We should discuss cats and women freely on ALL days, not cordon them off on a single measly Thursday. However, in their honor, here is a quick critique of cat-based idioms. The cat’s meow: As […]
The National Women’s Soccer League rang in its offseason on Monday with four significant trades, finalizing the previously reported Alex Morgan deal while seeing other U.S. internationals land in Seattle and Orlando. Along with announce the upcoming expansion draft’s protected/unprotected lists, it will likely be the busiest day of the […]
Last week I had the privilege of watching Sir Fazle Hasan Abed receive the 2015 World Food Prize award in Des Moines, which appropriately coincided with the International Day for Rural Women.
Every girl has a vision for her future and the world she lives in. In honor of International Day of the Girl, ONE Girls and Women launched "31 Girls in 31 Days" to share these hopes and dreams.
October is a month full of months... and days. There's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Non-GMO Month, with National Kale Day, World Food Day, the International Day of Rural Women and, of course, National Cat Day, sprinkled throughout. Show More Summary
One of the greatest blessings of my new role with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has been getting to know, working with, and learning from Renée Joslyn, the Director of Girls and Women Integration at CGI. I thought it would be fitting...Show More Summary
Sunday, 11th October 2015 marked the International Day of the Girl Child. Perhaps the saddest aspect of this day is the fact that it’s still needed. When the United Nations General Assembly first designated the Day in December, 2011, the plan was to recognise the rights of girls around the world, and the unique challenges that […]
Editor’s Note: In observance of International Day of the Girl, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided this information. You can earn more about CDC efforts to fight HIV among young women and girls around the world here. Every year, an astonishing 380,000 adolescent girls and young women [PDF 2,597 KB] are infected with HIV....
This Sunday, October 11, is the International Day of the Girl Child. As we celebrate the beloved women and girls in our lives, let us also remember the 200 million girls worldwide who have been the victims of sex-selective abortion — girls like “ZhenZhen,” who was almost aborted, but whose life was saved by our […]
In Sudan, women do the heavy lifting of daily life. By helping the women of this culture, or any place there is poverty, the whole society is lifted. That is why I am participating in Circle of Health International’s (COHI) "In Her Shoes" awareness campaign.
The thesis of Versace’s Spring 2016 line, shown in Milan this week, was explicit before the lights even turned on. “This song is dedicated to women everywhere, regardless of color, religion, sexuality or what sex they were born with,” intoned a voice over the soundsystem. “Make it happen.” Read more...
Today the world marks the International Day for Peace, a moment that calls on everyone to take action for the end of war and violence.
Save for International Women’s Day, it's rare to hear or read anything about the ways in which Latinas have impacted women’s lives both in the U.S. and worldwide. Why is that? Was it decided somewhere along the way that women of color...Show More Summary