Teen motherhood is something that perpetuates poverty and puts girls' health and life at risk, according to a new UN Population Fund report released today.
Senegal's corruption is rampant, but Senegal watchers think the country's new Prime Minister Aminata Touré will make a difference.
Unlike many countries where national statistics agencies make household surveys public, Venezuelan researchers find even the most basic data is restricted.
The '7 billionth baby' was officially born today, the United Nations estimates. Key to stabilizing that rapid population growth – and creating a sustainable future – is closing the gender gap and empowering women.
A frequently touted claim that 85 percent of Afghans have access to health care is misleading and stands in the way of improvements, say health care professionals there.
As voting ended today in Sudan's election, voters in the south complained about being unable to find their names on the voter rolls. Jimmy Carter says the election is a major stepping stone in the peace process.
A new UN report says that women are the key to helping countries prepare for climate change and mitigating the damage.
In Guatemala, drug trafficking, gang violence, and a climate of impunity lead to widespread rape of women. At least 10,000 women were victims of sexual violence last year.