Ritu Sharma is the Co-Founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide, a non-profit organization dedicated to shaping U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty.


‘No Wars for the Billionaire Class’: A look at a possible Sanders foreign policy

Sanders’ theme of addressing economic inequality could carry into his foreign policy

Women & Development Aid

Over the past 30 years, study after study by academics, development practitioners, and international agencies has demonstrated the seemingly self-evident fact that women are equal to men, and sometimes surpass men, in contributing to social and economic development.

Treaty for the Rights of Women Deserves Full U.S. Support

As a treaty that establishes a badly needed human rights standard for the treatment of women and girls, CEDAW deserves strong U.S. backing.

Operation Enduring Freedom?

Operation Enduring Freedom

    Foreign Aid, FTAA, Immigration Policy, International Gender Issues, State Department, Trade and Labor, U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), Women's Rights, WTO