‘Rise’ For Women’s Equality: A National Minute Of Silence Planned For January 21, 2017

January 6, 2017 by

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, there are women’s marches and rallies planned in all 50 states. To inspire and mobilize in a symbolic action on behalf of the rights of women and girls, BETTY band member Alyson Palmer along with Gloria Steinem and others, have created the new initiative [email protected] At 1:00pm Eastern Time ... [Read More]


Blogs Not Bombs: Afghan Writers Fighting Misogyny With Their Stories

October 3, 2016 by

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]

Meet The Founders Of #BlackLivesMatter… How The Hashtag That Defined A Movement Began

Meet The Founders Of #BlackLivesMatter… How The Hashtag That Defined A Movement Began

September 30, 2016 by

"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]


#DefendHer Campaign: Celebrating Courageous Women Activists Defending Human Rights

September 28, 2016 by

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: Lucy Nduati On Being A Female Police Officer In Kenya

July 26, 2016 by

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]


An Open Letter From Malala Yousafzai To Parents Of The Kidnapped Chibok Girls

April 14, 2016 by

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]


From Syria To Rio: 17-Year-Old Yusra Mardini Vies For Spot On Refugee Olympic Team

March 24, 2016 by

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]


This Canadian Teen Wore A Wedding Dress To School To Raise Awareness Of Forced Child Marriage

February 24, 2016 by

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]