With South Sudan’s peace process floundering, members of the diaspora and their American supporters have come up with a possible solution: give women leadership roles and let them restore peace.
Sudan’s second civil war and U.S. humanitarian efforts elevated the “lost boys” to widespread recognition. But little attention has been paid to the “lost girls” of Sudan. As South Sudan plunges back into violent conflict, the risks girls face are mounting, including sexual and gender-based violence.
From her convent on a sacred mountain, Benedictine nun Teresa Forcades — a feminist medical doctor with a Ph.D. in public health — is a prominent leftist and leading advocate of Catalan independence.
Emma Watson’s powerful speech at the UN on feminism and women’s rights and to launch the #heforshe campaign.
“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu,” Warren told a crowd of approximately 300 donors.
“The best part [of campaigning] for me was meeting little girls,” Warren said. “And so every time I met a little girl, I would always drop down to my knees, down to their level, and I would always say, ‘My name is Elizabeth, and I’m running for the United States Senate, because that’s what girls do.’”
Enforcement of dress code policies play out against broader debate of sexualization of young women in American culture