In goggles and flipflops, they dive to harvest seaweed. It's risky work. They'll earn $3 to $6 a day. Now climate change and environmental rules make it harder to pursue the traditional profession.
The former president’s desire to further human rights began in early life and continued through his time in the White House and beyond. But he hit his stride as a 21st-century advocate for women.
Women gathering to talk is big business. The TEDWomen conference is a yearly event that celebrates and embraces the power of women to be both creators and change makers. It's been in New York and on the West Coast, but will now call Atlanta, Ga., home.
On top of schoolwork and chores, these four Girl Up "teen advisers" sometimes give up their favorite hobbies to try and "save the world." They talk about their activism — and their role models.
Some nonprofit groups have welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court decision. But many global reproductive and women's rights groups condemned the ruling.
The documentary follows a Buddhist and a Muslim — who don't always get along — as they provide health care to Muslim women and children despite growing political and religious tensions in Myanmar.
In a social media post Tuesday night, Peng Shuai described her assault years earlier at the hands of Zhang Gaoli. It's the first public accusation of sexual assault against a senior Party officer.
From the moment Saleema Rehman was born, her father believed she was destined to be a doctor. Now she is the winner of a top U.N. award for her work helping displaced women in Pakistan.
When we interviewed her in September 2020, she was hoping the pandemic would end soon so tourists could return to Thailand. But the COVID crisis has only worsened in the country.
They come from countries where the idea of a girl on a bicycle is often taboo. Now a group called Bikeygees is teaching them to master the pedals. For the new riders, it's a lifelong dream come true.
A woman's account of her alleged rape by her manager at the Chinese tech company has gone viral, spurring conversations across the country about sexual abuse in the workplace.
Four attendees of the Girl Up Leadership Summit share how they balance their passion for social justice issues with self-care: tuning out the news, going for a walk and binging Harry Potter.
These are women who have lost a spouse — often the sole breadwinner of the family — during the pandemic. Now they are faced with hospitals bills and daily living expenses. Who will help them?
A new study finds that girl-centric programs may not be the only effective way to boost girls' school performance in low-income countries.
Amid India's COVID surge, regular folks are channeling their time, talents and resources to support their neighbors — and strangers, too. Public health experts say it's making a real impact.