Five women’s rights activists have been detained in China for organizing demonstrations for International Women’s Day, celebrated on Mar. 8.
Dirty water and poor sanitation kill more women across the globe than diabetes, HIV or breast cancer, researchers said this week. Continue reading
Organizations, international corporations and celebrities from around the globe marked International Women’s Day on social media. Continue reading
At an International Women’s Day event in Washington, D.C., first lady Michelle Obama emphasized a message she said she hoped all women would hear: “Injustice will not stand. We will not stay silent in the presence of evil. … You are not alone.” Continue reading
In recognition of International Women’s Day this week, Judy Woodruff speaks with former first lady Laura Bush, Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CARE President Helene Gayle about issues facing girls and women around the world, and how programs to address those issues fit into the U.S. foreign aid picture. Continue reading
Women came together on March 8 to express a message of solidarity on International Women’s Day by dancing in Iraq, protesting in Ivory Coast and dressing as men in Lebanon. Continue reading
Guatemala has become an epicenter of violence in Central America, and violence against women in particular has hit record levels. Ray Suarez and the NewsHour’s Global Health Unit have the first of two reports from Guatemala with a look at programs aimed at stopping a long history of domestic violence. Continue reading