Breaking the Bloody Taboo

Today is May 28—Menstrual Hygiene Day. Some would scoff at the notion that we need a specific day to remember women get their periods once a month. What's the big deal, right? We all know it happens, so why even talk about it? In Kenya, girls can miss between 3-7 days of school each month because of [...]

Ways the United Nations Is Making a Difference

As 2014 wraps up and we start reflecting on the past year, I would like to take a moment to give thought to what the United Nations has done over the past 69 years. Here are five highlights as listed on the UN web page of what the organization has achieved to make the world a better place. [...]

The World Cup of Sex Trafficking

As most of you know, the FIFA World Cup is the biggest soccer event in the world.  Starting June 12th, you will be seeing it all: overfilled sports bars, crazy soccer fanatics, and proud nations. This year's cup is in Brazil and, while most of the country is celebrating for opening day to come, many women and [...]

The Way Forward from a Backward-Looking Practice

Imagine being told that there will be a big party celebrating you as you reach adulthood. Imagine dancing all night and preparing for this long awaited day. Now, imagine it has finally come and you are walking out toward your family and friends to greet them on this joyous day. A woman walks up to [...]