gender equality


This Nicaraguan woman answers sexism with spraypaint

Twenty-three-year-old Jairisa Sanchez is bucking the odds for women in Nicaragua, which has some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and violence against women in the Americas. When she’s not working as a graphic designer, Sanchez is a rare graffitera, a female graffiti artist.


Why the deck is stacked against working-class feminists

Brittany Bronson is a feminist and university instructor, but she's also a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. And the pursuit of tips and wages means she — and other working-class women, she believes — often has to tolerate harassment and put aside her feminism to make a living.



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.