Laila Al-Fitori Badda is a PhD student in Zawia, northwestern Libya. She is the Director of the Pulse of Libya Organization, a women-led NGO working to promote children, youth and women’s rights and inclusion. Laila also represents her city in the

For many people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and sex characteristics, acts of resistance, support, and healing are a way of life. A dream held fast, a fist raised in solidarity, a listening ear—these life-preserving acts, seen

Thelma Kaliu is a young feminist and an active member of the Young Feminist Network of Malawi. She is currently the Project Coordinator of the Spotlight Initiative project under Plan International, Malawi. In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, Thelma attended the

Violence against women creates significant barriers for women aspiring for political office, says UN Women. It’s critical to reform and fully implement laws to prevent and stop violence against women in politics. As an indigenous women’s rights activist in southern Mexico, Elisa

Research Specialist at UN Women, Constanza Tabbush, explains why the COVID-19 social protection and job responses must work better for women and how this can be achieved. With over 90 million confirmed cases and 1.9 million deaths globally, and a second wave sweeping

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