Securing the rights of girls and young women is increasingly recognized as one of the critical social justice issues of our time. Presidents and business leaders alike are starting to talk about the need to deal with injustices that were

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY Elisabetta Tagliati, Programme Officer at the Secretariat of Rotterdam Convention based at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls My work brings me in touch with the daily lives of women and girls living across low-income communities in Pakistan.  Parveen Baji is one such dynamic female entrepreneur I met

This past month, outrage flooded social media after a video of Alaa Chebbi, TV host of the popular Tunisian show titled, "Andi Mankolek" (Arabic: عندي ما نقلك) which translates to "I've Got Something to Tell You" had suggested his young

From Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2016 Oscar acceptance speech on climate change, to Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution Charter, to Will.i.am’s partnership with Coca-Cola to promoting recycling to a younger audience, sustainability has become a global buzzword. But what does it mean? Wu

The disproportionate number of male judges in the United Kingdom is highlighted nowhere more so than in Northern Ireland. The Lord Chief Justice is a man, as are the three Lord Justices of Appeal. Out of the ten high court

A study at Northwestern University sought to address how early our culture affects our understanding of the world. They found that at age 2, children from China and the United States view scenes differently. Children from the U.S. are interested

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth piece in a series in collaboration with the SDSN-Y exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here.  Many have come to believe that gender equality is a feminist issue, as if to say

Note from the Editor: This featured post is a collaboration with Silvia di Paolo, SUPERNATURE. The slogan “You’ve come a long way, baby” aimed at young professional women to entice them to smoke, was probably one of the most meretricious of

I first heard Alja’s name last year when we were looking for an inspiring speaker to come to our conference on digital skills. She is a geek, tech blogger, start-up mentor, co-founder of Europe Code Week, coding workshops organizer, and

It is becoming increasingly common to hear the word “gender” in our daily lives. Whether on TV, in the newspapers or on social media platforms, everyone at some point is confronted with it. But what does gender actually mean? What does

Partnership for Development in the 21st Century PART TWO: The Future of South-South Cooperation In Part One of this article, we looked at successful South-South Cooperation spurred by China and Brazil but many more countries provide notable examples of SSC, suggesting that the

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