Nelson Mandela was a revolutionary and remains an icon of freedom. As the world mourns the death of the man who symbolized peace and spent 27 years in prison, let's not forget the cultural and political climate from which he came.
An emergency contraceptive manufactured in Europe will come with a new label in 2014, warning the pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.
Today, the International Violence Against Women Act will be reintroduced to Congress for the fourth time. The act not only takes legal measure to punish perpetrators and support survivors, but also takes steps to prevent violence against women and girls.
Women and men took to the streets of Bogota in miniskirts chanting, “miniskirts are not an invitation.” The protest was sparked by a popular Bogota restaurant owner, Andres Jaramillo, commenting on the rape of a woman outside his restaurant.
A group of activists has bought almost $15 million of personal debt and is relieving debtors of burdening bills. Laura Hanna, an organizer with Strike Debt's Rolling Jubilee campaign says that 62 percent of all personal bankruptcies have medical debt as a contributing factor.
A new poll surveyed more than 330 gender experts in 21 Arab League states as well as Syria. Egypt is now considered the "worst for women" out of 22 countries in Arab world.