Get our free emagazine!


Airyn Lentija's picture

for Egypt

She... is standing still inspite of her rusting will under the sun she witnessed the struggling soul of her sons and daughters whos tears blend with the wine; the official drink … Read More»

A New Era Begins at UN Women

Once sidelined, women are now gaining momentum within the UN system. UN Women opened its doors in January—and with it the doors to women's leadership at the global level. Read More »

“When women around the world put their hearts and minds to a common good, we are unstoppable.”

Ritu Sharma

In Egypt the People Are Taking Control

In this interview, Egyptian blogger Noha Atef admires the courage and cohesion of pro-democracy protesters in Egypt and marvels as the popular uprising in her country builds momentum. Read More »

"I feel that change is coming...we will not fear police anymore."

Noha Atef

South Sudan: The Road to Freedom

Women have shouldered the burden of warfare in south Sudan for decades. Now they are voting 'yes' to a new nation and setting the agenda for its peaceful future. Read More »

"For so long, we have expected that there will be bombing again. Now we think this is the end, and we won’t go back to the bush."

Dolly Odwong

Breese's picture

The Body and the State: How the State Controls and Protects the Body

The Body and the State: How the State Controls and Protects the Body February 10,11, and 12, 2011 John Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th Street, NYC … Read More»

Amei's picture

BREAKING NEWS - Member of Judicial Service Commission stabbed in Maldives

This morning around 11am (Maldivian Time) I got the news that Aishath Velezinee was stabbed in 3 places on her back. Violence in Maldives is becoming second nature. … Read More»

Demand the Release of Burmese Political Prisoners

Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement and a symbol of the human rights struggle in her country, was released from her 14-year detention under house arrest on November 13, 2010 to the celebration of supporters around the world.

As Aung San Suu Kyi’s voice reemerges in the public sphere, many of the activists working for change in Burma remain in prison, their voices still silenced by Burma’s repressive regime. Read More »

Community Voices

Because I Was Born a Girl

Speaking out from the Maldives, Amei raises her voice for the women who suffer in silence, and asks President Obama to pass IVAWA. Read More »

"In my small, close-knit island community, people never speak out about abuse and mistreatment. We only hear the whispers of our suffering elders."


Haiti: Honoring the Ancestors

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: It’s September, nearly nine months after the massive January 12 earthquake that leveled the capital in a 30-second spasm, irrevocably altering Haiti’s present and future. Read More »

"Haitian women carry the burden of the country on their heads."

Michaelle Jean | General Governor of Canada

SPECIAL REPORT: Haiti—Why Vote for a Woman?

We interviewed the two women who represent the pink vote in Haiti's presidential election—plus one who didn't make the electoral cut—to ask, "Why should Haitian women vote for you?" Read More »

"A woman truly understands women’s problems."

Josette Bijou

Syndicate content
Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

womenspace's picture

CAMBODIA: Ordinary Women Can Make a Difference

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative