There's a lot to celebrate right now in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Mortality rates have been slashed, and for the first time ever, more people are getting treatment than not. But for women and young girls, the news is still grim.
Trafficking is now the third-largest international criminal activity, with $32 billion annually in profit, and millions of people affected. And it's growing. Across Women's Lives tells this story by giving voice to the women themselves in a 12-part, global multimedia series that starts May 18.
Bee has a reputation for calling politicians out for sexism and a lack of commitment to the advancement of women around the world, to say the least. So her alt-WHCD is sure to be heavy on the women's rights.
Purvi Patel is the second pregnant woman in Indiana to be charged under the state's law against "feticide," a law originally passed to protect pregnant women from harm. Patel was sentenced Monday to face up to 20 years in prison, in a case has alarmed advocates for women and immigrants.
How should a woman ask for a raise? She shouldn't, said Microsoft's CEO at recent women's tech conference. But if that sounds shocking, it wasn't for many Indian women who have been told throughout their lives to keep quiet while the men are encouraged to get ahead.
The Mormon Church is well-known for its worldwide proselytizing force. Now large numbers of young women are joining up thanks a change in policy that lowered the minimum age for female missionaries to 19. But gender gaps remain between men and women.
Despite over half of Brazilians claiming African descent, black Brazilians face widespread racism — which often manifests itself in violence. For the women of Miss Black Power Brazil, resistance against racism comes from a natural place — their hair.