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We Can’t Wait More Than a Century for Gender Equality

Gender equality “takes all parts of the equation moving,” says expert Dr. Margo Thomas.

Why We Must Prioritize Women’s Economic Opportunities

Our collective efforts have yet to open fully the doors of opportunity to millions of young women who every day seek the dignity and independence that comes only with a decent and stable job.

Women, Don't Apologize for Being Strong

When I first heard Nafula speak about her work, I was struck by the confidence, conviction, and authority of her words. As someone who feels more comfortable expressing herself with a pen and paper than in front of a crowd, I was in awe of her ability to powerfully advocate for gender equality—connecting emotions with data and linking personal experiences with the everyday reality of millions.

Who Inspires You on International Women's Day?

This year's theme for International Women's Day, "Inspiring Change," prompted me to rethink what truly inspires me about the young change makers I've met over the years. Initially I think of the social...