Last week, I was in New York at the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Joined by other advocates and representatives from the world’s governments, I advocated for gender equality and the full realization of women’s human rights and women’s empowerment, universal access to sexual...Read more
“I don’t want to have sex, but my friends say I have to or the relationship isn’t real.” “Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays for the movie?” “Where do I go if I get an sexually transmitted infection? I don’t know what to do.” “Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex...Read more
“I don’t want to have sex, but my friends say I have to or the relationship isn’t real.” “Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays for the movie?” “Where do I go if I get an sexually transmitted infection? I don’t know what to do.” “Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex...Read more
With nearly half of the world’s population under the age of 25, it is critical that the new global agenda on development places young people’s voices and needs at its center. The Millennium Development Goals, despite their many clear benefits for development, rendered further invisible the needs of...Read more
With nearly half of the world’s population under the age of 25, it is critical that the new global agenda on development places young people’s voices and needs at its center. The Millennium Development Goals, despite their many clear benefits for development, rendered further invisible the needs of...Read more
The seven billion people sharing the planet face a number of global challenges that span economic, social, and environmental development. These include climate change, environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, state fragility, economic crises, poverty, and growing inequality. These...Read more
The seven billion people sharing the planet face a number of global challenges that span economic, social, and environmental development. These include climate change, environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, state fragility, economic crises, poverty, and growing inequality. These...Read more
In 2014, we are at a crucial point. We must design a new global development agenda that will support the creation of a sustainable world without social inequalities that our grandchildren will be able to enjoy. Securing the sexual and reproductive health and rights is central to achieving this...Read more
In 2014, we are at a crucial point. We must design a new global development agenda that will support the creation of a sustainable world without social inequalities that our grandchildren will be able to enjoy. Securing the sexual and reproductive health and rights is central to achieving this...Read more
I used to assume that violence against women was something others did: a stranger, a family member, the State. While violence feeds on social structures and power imbalances between men and women, gender-based violence is an act that begins when a person decides to be violent. Statistically, those...Read more