women and girls

    March 9, 2015  

    Twenty years since the UN announced a major effort to reduce global gender inequality, women and girls today are far from getting equal treatment and participation in society, while violence against females is commonplace. Lakshmi Puri of UN Women joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings of a pair of reports looking at the status of women and girls, plus opportunity for further progress. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2011  

    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