Making Communities Safe for Women

More than one-third of the world’s girls and women have experienced some form of violence in their lives, leading the World Health Organization to highlight “a global health problem of epidemic proportions.” In this year of unprecedented attention to women’s safety, we are increasingly aware of their vulnerability to sexual violation, trafficking and other forms of abuse. Ending gender-based violence and human trafficking requires ending the culture of complicity and impunity, empowering women, reforming legal systems, and securing more effective responses from the health and social service systems. Will we make those commitments?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2018

Watch and Listen: Health

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not need any chemotherapy. That’s the treatment-transforming finding from just... See more
Illness and death are universal challenges, but not something we anticipate in our 30s. Kate Bowler and Lucy Kalanithi... See more
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Over the past 20 years, almost 200,000 children under age 18 have been shot. Nearly as many attend schools where a... See more
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Racial segregation and uneven access to opportunity are powerful obstacles to upward mobility in the US, contributing... See more