Women and their male allies continue to fight for gender equality despite the coronavirus interfering with their annual UN gathering.
“We Empower” Is The First Global Business Competition for Women Entrepreneurs
Women entrepreneurs advance the UN’s Global Goals. Five of them pitched their businesses to a panel convened by Diane von Furstenberg.
Habiba Ali Brings Renewable Energy to Nigeria
AWT talked with Habiba Ali, winner of the WE Empower business competition, about bringing renewable energies to Nigeria.
How Parental Leave Policies Can Change the World
The hot topics of parental leave and gender equality in the workforce ignited thoughtful discussions and new solutions at a recent United Nations seminar.
What Will It Take to Get Women on Equal Economic Footing With Men?
If women played an identical role to men in the labor market, they would add 28 trillion dollars to the global economy by 2025. Poverty rates would fall, more children would be healthier and in school, and the world would be more politically stable.
The Invisible Wounds Afflicting Syria’s Children
For six years now, children in Syria have been living with the constant fear of being killed and, according to a report released today by Save The Children, the psychological toll has sparked a growing mental health crisis.
New UN Appointments Signal Big Move Towards Gender Parity
Under new leadership, the United Nations is finally taking measures to redress its long recognized failure to promote women’s leadership of the institution.
New UN Head Antonio Guterres Pledges Gender Equality
To the chagrin of many, the UN’s next leader will be not a woman. However, he—Antonio Guterres, former Portuguese prime minister and head of the UN refugee committee—did campaign on a promise of gender parity.
This Conservationist is Fixing the Global Poaching Problem in a Unique Way
Dr. E.J. Milner-Gulland, a conservationist and professor at Oxford, is working to find a solution to poaching that benefits everyone.
Young Afghan Activist Refuses to Give Up on Her Country
Activist Noorjahan Akbar’s stubborn optimism about the future of her native Afghanistan offers a compelling counternarrative to the bleak picture painted by Western media.
#WorldRefugeeDay at the UN: The Faces of “Refugees”
On June 20, people around the world took note of #WorldRefugeeDay. But for the 60 million people who became refugees this past year, many whom are now languishing in camps in Greece, Turkey, and elsewhere, a day and a hashtag are just points in a line without end.
Sustainable Buzz: The U.N.’s #GlobalGoals
Maybe if the U.N. blueprint for peace and prosperity by 2030 were sexier, people around the world would take notice and support it. So goes the thinking behind #GlobalGoals, an infotainment campaign…
Spoils of War: The International Response to ISIS’ Sexual Violence
The increased vulnerability of women and children to rape is a horrific consequence of war that dates back to antiquity, when women were considered property and therefore spoils of war. Despite the…
The Politics of Compromise
UN Security Council resolution 1325 recognizes that women are vital contributors to conflict resolution and prevention and urges their greater participation “in all United Nations peace and security efforts.” Since it passed in 2000, women’s presence on the Security Council has increased markedly. Yet the body tasked with maintaining international peace and security remains overwhelmingly male-dominated.