Twenty-five years ago, the world's nations came together to make sure that half of Earth's population gained the rights, power and status of the other half. It hasn't happened.
By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
McCarthy argued his point with reporters at a news conference Thursday, moments after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to the House floor to object to a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault on her.
By Associated Press
Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California, the measure's sponsor, said there is no deadline for equality.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the world's largest private philanthropic organization, with an endowment of $50 billion. Melinda Gates plays a huge role in shaping its work, and her new book, "The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women…
“The woman becomes more of a breadwinner and it enhances the entire family’s well-being,” including education for their children and more nutritious meals on the table, said Kate Schecter, World Neighbors' president and chief executive officer.
The Violence Against Women Center in Pakistan's Punjab province is a 24-hour, all-female facility that offers medical, legal and counselling support.
A misunderstanding with a stranger on a train -- and the conversation that ensued -- shaped Julie Martin's future business.
By Alison Thoet
A women's march that is expecting more than 100,000 attendees the day after the Jan. 20 inauguration has secured a location for its demonstration. More than a dozen other groups planning protests are still waiting on permits.
By Larisa Epatko
In Yemen, where forces loyal to the government are clashing with Houthi rebels, millions are going hungry. Because food is so scarce, aid groups are finding they have to focus on life-saving measures and set women’s empowerment efforts aside –…
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