What's the status of women's rights 20 years after Beijing?

Twenty years ago, global leaders gathered in Beijing to discuss the status of women worldwide. Today, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the former vice president of South Africa, now heads the UN agency tasked with tackling gender equality issues. She says, despite some progress, women still have a long way to go in the struggle for equality.


When a country has problems, women are often the answer

Twenty years ago, the Beijing International Conference on Women reviewed the research and declared that raising the status of women was a linchpin for global development. Join PRI's The World as we explore how far we've come and what it means to combat gender inequality in our Across Women's Lives coverage.


'You can't be a sissy to live in Africa'

When Sheryl Ozinsky was attacked at gunpoint in her own home in a rich neighborhood in Cape Town, her whole life changed. Today, she's running a farm and market day to help people come out of their locked homes and build their community.


Who is the most powerful woman in your life?

We've been thinking about all the powerful women who provide an example for all of us. Share with everyone who the powerful women in your lives are — and don't be afraid to branch out beyond your mom. Though it's okay to nominate her, too.