Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women in China — by BLH

The obstacles standing against women’s equal access to economic resources are numerous.  As nations all over the world embrace the spirt of the Beijing Conference; examining new methods that increase equal opportunities for women. I feel that in light of this positive progress.  I wish to explore how China, the conference’s host nation, has improved … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women in China — by BLH

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Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Leadership Positions — by NCM

Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities in leadership positions Since the creation of the Beijing platform women have gained recognition in the economical and political sphere, and have more actively contributed in leadership positions. This progress, although positive, has come slowly. In 1995, when the conference was held, women represented 10.3 percent … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Leadership Positions — by NCM

Leading to Beijing +20: Child Marriage Part 2 — by LAE

Growing up, I was never one of those girls who dreamed about her fairy tale wedding. Of course, I made sure that Barbie and my MC Hammer dolls were married once a week, but I never really gave any thought to MY own wedding day. It was not until I got much older that I … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Child Marriage Part 2 — by LAE

Homeland Cutting: FGM/C in the US

What is FGM/C? Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, or FGM/C for short, is a traditional practice that involves the cutting and partial or total removal of the female genitalia. It is an appalling practice that an estimated 140 million women and girls worldwide suffer from (1). This act is typically performed on young girls before the age … Continue reading Homeland Cutting: FGM/C in the US

The Drug Trade: A link between Sex Trafficking and National Security

When people ask me what I want to do after I graduate, I tell them that I want to work in national security and anti-human trafficking. Then, I will usually get the question of how these two relate to each other. It definitely differs according to the region, but a common connection between the two … Continue reading The Drug Trade: A link between Sex Trafficking and National Security