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For the world's women, a UN Arms Trade Treaty is just the beginning...

For the world's women, a UN Arms Trade Treaty is just the beginning.

Human rights champs Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn travel the globe helping women and girls escape vicious persecution. In their TV special Half the Sky, they take four caring celebs, and all of us, along with them.

Meg Ryan with an amazingly strong young woman, Somana, who was trafficked in Cambodia at age 14 and later had her right eye gouged out by the brothel owner. Meg and Somana will appear in the TV version of Half the Sky.

Egyptian women working with EACPE discuss election monitoring

Political empowerment for women in the Middle East - Global Fund for Women

At the forefront of crisis: Syria and beyond. The IRC's new President and CEO discusses the Syria crisis and the IRC's response in the region - YouTube

At the forefront of crisis: Syria and beyond

9.7 million people worldwide are on life-saving HIV/AIDS medicine, up from just 300,000 in 2002.  Did you know funding for these medications is in danger---> http://www.one.org/us/2013/09/25/big-reduction-on-aids-but-not-enough-funding-to-reach-2015-goals/

Big reduction in AIDS, but not enough funding to reach 2015 goals

New report from Human Rights Watch! "Bangladesh is world famous for programs meant to reduce women’s poverty, yet for decades it has ignored how discriminatory personal laws drive many women into poverty." - Aruna Kashyap, researcher #womensrights #poverty #Bangladesh

New report from Human Rights Watch! "Bangladesh is world famous for programs meant to reduce women’s poverty, yet for decades it has ignored how discriminatory personal laws drive many women into poverty.

Uganda Pride 2016 Postponed After Police Harass and Detain Participants: http://www.boom.lgbt/index.php/equal/128-pride/1002-uganda-pride-2016-postponed-after-police-harass-and-detain-participants

Crowds of gay and transgender Ugandans traveled to the shores of Lake Victoria to walk in the annual gay pride parade, which was held at a secluded botanical garden 30 miles outside the nation’s capital of Kampala. © Katie G.

Happy #WorldWaterDay! Photo of girl in the Philippines by Rebecca Janes.

Happy Photo of girl in the Philippines by Rebecca Janes.

We want African women farmers front and center of debates on agriculture and #foodsecurity, so we embarked on an initiative to support #womensrights, agriculture, and advocacy training in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Uganda.

We want African women farmers front and center of debates on agriculture and so we embarked on an initiative to support agriculture, and advocacy training in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Uganda.

The world's financial and political upheavals have not been kind to women

“Many people say this is a time for transformation and moving forward but we know from our work that it’s also a time of instability and uncertainty”

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