A practice that often goes along with child marriage is female genital mutilation — the tradition of cutting a girl's clitoris before she marries. It's estimated that 125 million women and girls have had that done to them. And advocates say you can’t address child marriage without addressing this practice.
Indian American mother Purvi Patel already had become Indiana's first woman convicted of feticide, for what she said was a miscarriage. Now she's been sentenced to 20 years in prison, alarming advocates for immigrants and reproductive rights.
Married off before graduating high school, spending years in an abusive relationship, 34-year-old Berivan Elif Kilic rises to become one of 46 women appointed ''co-mayors'' of communities in Turkey. “I want other women to take over after I’m done,” she says.
Six women programmed ENIAC for the United States Army during World War II, but when the computer was presented to the public, they weren't even thanked or named. Now a lawyer and filmmaker is trying to set the historical record straight and help rediscover all of science's forgotten female pioneers.
How women's activists, angry at what they saw as chauvinism, derailed a conservative group's "Russian Beauty'' contest.
It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, and a trip to see UN officials, but a retired teacher in the small town of Norco, Louisiana persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant. Now her example may help other local activists do the same.
A new biography shows a family cramped into a tight bungalow, pinching pennies, enduring slights and slurs. "It was very disciplined," Michelle Obama recalls. Her big brother says he didn't realize they were poor until he went to college.
Sexual harassment is pervasive in show business, especially in the world of theater. But that doesn't make it OK — and now there's a new effort to get things in check.
A global issue like child marriage takes a global effort to change it, and that ‘s the idea behind Girls Not Brides, an organization founded in 2011 with this mission: end child marriage in one generation. Our host, Madeleine Brand spoke to the chair and founder of Girls Not Brides, Mabel van Oranje, about how she plans to meet her goal.
First lady Michelle Obama promoted girls education in developing countries alongside her Japanese counterpart Akie Abe. But she avoided the elephant in the room — Japan's own struggles with gender inequity.