The Top 10 Myths About Women
Yesterday and Today
In many places around the world, myths hold back half of society. Myths yank girls out of school. Myths cause hunger. Myths mean women don't get the health care they need. Myths kill. But throughout history, and still today, courageous women - and men - have worked tirelessly to knock giant holes in age-old myths in the pursuit of gender equality.
These are people who have overcome seemingly impossible circumstances to live healthier, safer and more fulfilling lives. They are nothing short of heroes, and each month you can come back here to read their stories.
Looking back, you'll learn how each of these mythbusters have risen above impossible odds and empowered other women to defeat myths that claim women aren't as capable or as important as men.
Looking forward, you'll see how today's mythbusters are carrying the torch and paving the way for girls and women by creating lasting worldwide change today and for many years to come.