By Lydia Solodiuk
Her name was Rabia Balkhi and she wrote her last poem in her own blood as she lay dying. She wanted to express herself, write love poetry, be a poet in medieval Persia, but her brother murdered her to preserve the family honor.
In 2013, "Daughters of Rabia," a Persian book inspired by the famed Afghan poet, flew off ... [Read More]
"In the summer of 2013, #BlackLivesMatter went viral. A movement was born. But the creators of the hashtag that galvanized millions were largely ignored."
Meet Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, the founders of #BlackLivesMatter. In this exclusive video interview with EmergingUS, these three inspiring ... [Read More]
Visual artist Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher is proud to call herself a feminist. In fact, it’s the driving force behind most of her work. In her latest project the artist has partnered with Global Fund for Women, JASS, and MADRE to illustrate 14 “DefendHers” – human rights defenders ... [Read More]
From Where I Stand is a powerful, new editorial series from UN Women that is capturing the unique stories of women and girls around the world.
With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States last September, UN Women is taking a look at how women are ... [Read More]
Today marks the two year anniversary of the kidnapping of more than 270 Nigerian girls from their school by terror group Boko Haram. And while the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls was a viral social media sensation and helped to spread awareness of the atrocity worldwide, the global outrage has done little to get the girls back. ... [Read More]
Earlier this month The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they are creating a team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) for the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
Forty-three athletes are competing for a spot on the ROA team, among them is ... [Read More]
Every child has the right to a happy, healthy and safe childhood. Unfortunately, early, forced and child marriage robs millions of girls of this right every year, forcing them to become wives – and mothers – far too soon.
Meet Arden, a member of the Because I am a Girl Speakers Bureau, ... [Read More]
After moving from Toronto to Winnipeg last September, 16-year-old Fariba found herself at a new school with a whole new group of girlfriends, many of whom are Indigenous. Immersing herself in her new environment, the 11th grader set out to learn more about the Indigenous people of her country and discovered ... [Read More]