Razia Jan shares photos and stories with the 9th Grade class.
During the Taliban's reign, virtually no girls could enter Afghan classrooms. But that is changing. While five years ago around 2 million girls attended school, today there are close to 8 million.
Folorunsho Alakija
Is Nigeria’s wealthiest woman self-made, or part of a corrupt system?
Ally Matthan and Anju Maudgal Kadam vowed to wear saris 100 times over the course of a year — their challenge was quickly taken up by other Indian women.
Two friends from India have pledged to give up wearing their western clothes twice a week and instead wear saris, the traditional dress. The pact between the two has caught on and now other young girls and women are wearing them. They've been posting photos of themselves on social media using the hashtag #100SAREEPACT.
It's easy to condemn sex trafficking in Thailand — it's much harder to condemn actual people and their livelihoods.
President Barack Obama participates in a Town Hall with BlogHer and SheKnows Online communities at the Spangler Library at ImaginOn in Charlotte, NC, April 15, 2015.
President Barack Obama spent more than an hour talking about the gender pay gap during a town hall recently, but he didn’t mention the group that faces some of the worst workplace discrimination: transgender people.
Thae Chaung IDP camp
Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim population is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They can’t vote. They have no rights. And they aren’t recognized as citizens in their own country. Their desperate situation has attracted the attention of human traffickers, who prey on the vulnerability of people like “Abdul” whose 14-year-old daughter is now being held captive.
The salaries of female bosses are 35 percent lower than their male colleagues.
When women climb the management ladder, their wage gap with men grows even wider.
Wachovia employees listen to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf
President Barack Obama is set to address gender pay inequality at a town hall, but a leading expert on the issue says the problem starts at home, and it’s time for men to do more.
The US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules named "Fat Albert," assigned to the US Navy “Blue Angels” flight demonstration team, uses Jet Assisted Take Off bottles during the 2005 Blue Angel Homecoming show.
When the elite aerial team called the Blue Angels formed in 1946, all of its pilots were men. In 2014, the same thing was true. Now history has been made with the addition of Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to serve with the Navy's world-famous demonstration squadron.
Students pose with placards as they join a march to mark the one-year anniversary of the mass kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from a secondary school in Chibok by Boko Haram militants, in Abuja April 14, 2015.
It's been a year since Boko Haram captured more than 200 school girls in Nigeria — and the news isn't good. The new president of Nigeria says it's doubtful any of the girls will ever return.