Global progress of gender equality – are we catching up?
At the end of 2022, UN Women released a report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to gender equality. The findings were that the current rate of progress would take […]
Lessons in leadership from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Jacinda Ardern, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, is one of the most internationally loved leaders. She resigned the way she lead, with integrity, self-awareness, and strength. There are many lessons to be learned […]
Human Rights Day, Are We Doing Enough?
International Human Rights Day is observed on December 10, and marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by The United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
Making Chiang Khong an Inclusive City for All
About UN-Habitat The Center for Girls Foundation has recently had the opportunity to work in collaboration with UN-Habitat in their initial research phase of possibly implementing the Her City project in Chiang Khong. UN-Habitat is a sector […]
6 Changemakers Working To End Period Poverty
Women and girls have the right to manage their menstruation without shame or stigma. Sadly, this is not always the case. Period poverty is a very real issue, found in countries across the world. But […]
A Woman’s Choice: Wearing What We Want
On September 16, 2022, an Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested for violating Iran’s veiling laws. These laws came into place after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and instructed that all […]
October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women
International Day of Rural Women is observed each year on October 15. The day was established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, and “recognizes the contribution of rural […]
Women in Leadership: Where Are We?
Women’s place in leadership has come a long way. Launched in 1995 and endorsed by 189 states, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action provided a framework for governments to create policies with the aim […]
Period Poverty: Who Does It Affect?
At the present time, approximately 500 million people find themselves in period poverty. Defined as the lack of accessibility to menstrual products, period poverty may come in the form of expensive sanitary supplies and unhygienic […]
LGBTQIA+ Rights and its Progress in Asia
On June 5, 2022, Silom’s streets were lined with banners and people donning rainbow colors, marking Thailand’s first Pride Parade since 2006. The massive presence of and support for the LGBTQIA+ community signifies a shift […]