I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves. ― Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Recently, the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights addressed students at the American University of Cairo: Women ruled over many

No matter where we live in, gender equality is a fundamental human right and a key element to advance in all areas of our societies. But inequalities faced by girls and women persist everywhere and cause global progress to stagnate. This

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  I was 6 years old when I

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  I always said I needed the day

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