Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation, called attention to the issue of the rights of women and girls in an address on Wednesday at the National Press Club
in Washington, DC.
You may have missed it, but 2012 was a very a big year for African women.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Liberian president and first female African head of state, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this morning - only four days before a key presidential election in Liberia. How will the award impact her re-election bid?
Weathering Change is a new film from Population Action International that shows how women's health and welfare in the developing world is disproportionately affected by climate change.
To stop an imminent government takeover of shelters for abused women, Afghan human rights activists are fighting back, in public and behind the scenes, and rallying supporters in Afghanistan and abroad.
On the sidelines of the MDGs summit in September, the Secretary General presided over a meeting called "Every Woman, Every Child" which raised $40 billion in pledges for maternal and child health and women's empowerment. Today, the UN announced a new way to make sure that donors actually follow through on their pledges.
It probably won’t draw the same amount of media attention as predicable rants by various global despots, but one gathering today holds more potential to change the lives of millions of the most vulnerable people around the world than any UN meeting in a long time.