New global gender movement builds collaborations through alliances

While there has been some encouraging global progress to enact laws to protect women, successful implementation has been challenging. Even large advocacy efforts for women and girls have not met the overall needs. Sadly, the media are still replete with horrific stories of women being raped, of young women fighting for the right to be educated, and of HIV being the leading cause of death among childbearing women. Education remains a powerful tool for change, but in many countries it is still prized for men. Few women have become the presidents of their countries or risen to positions of power and authority to address gender disparities