Gender Equality Archives - State of the Planet

Martha Mutisi, co-facilitator for the Peace and Social Change workshops in Nairobi.

Apply Now for the Peace and Social Change Fellowship

The fellowship supports women grassroots activists working to promote peace and security. The deadline for applications is October 23.

by |October 21, 2019
panel of african woman leaders

A Day Without Ghost Towns and Guns: How African Women Leaders Reimagine Peace

At a recent panel, African women leaders shared powerful stories about the peace and security challenges they face, and how they’re carving strategic paths forward.

leymah gbowee and other women at conference

‘What’s the Point of the Revolution if You Can’t Dance?’

Nobel laureates and young feminist visionaries come together at a historic ‘Claiming our Space’ summit in Liberia.

How Christine McCarthy Balances Being Both a Brilliant Scientist and a Mom

A science career can offer unique opportunities and challenges for juggling work and family.

by |May 10, 2019
female peacebuilders

Filmmakers Gather to Preview and Discuss ‘Women, War and Peace II’ Series

The March 12 event, which is open to the public, will focus on four never-before-told stories of women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

by |March 8, 2019
PhD student Lauren Moseley is a board member of Women in Science at Columbia, where she helps to raise the profile of women in STEM fields

How to Support Women in STEM

A discussion on the challenges women scientists often face, and what we can all do to help.

by |March 8, 2019
leymah gbowee

Leymah Gbowee Addresses United Nations General Assembly

At U.N. events in September, the Nobel Peace laureate called for a broader understanding of peace and security, and better inclusion of women in decision-making.

by |October 10, 2018
hike in morocco

Reflections on Environmental Justice in Agadir, Morocco

A program brings young women of color from low-income high schools in the U.S. to Morocco to explore the intersections of race, gender, and environmental justice.

by |August 1, 2018
Young women learn traditional basket weaving

Basket Weaving Program Teaches Business Skills to Rwandan Women

A vocational training program through the Center for Sustainable Development is empowering women to become entrepreneurs and pursue higher education.

by |July 13, 2018

Bringing Women Back to the Table (and to the Power Plant)

Why women need to be included in energy and sustainability discussions—and how we can make that happen.

by |July 3, 2018