Lauren Himiak

Lauren Himiak worked as a journalist for a decade, covering stories in public health and travel, and currently works for Women Deliver where she is interested in issues of reproductive health, SGBV, gender equality, and youth empowerment. She has volunteered in Uganda and Haiti, working with local institutions like House of Hope and Let Haiti Live to improve education, health, and resources for children. Lauren is passionate about girls' empowerment and is interested in ways to improve gender equality and equal opportunity in both the developed and developing world. She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The New School and is an active advocate for the rights of women and girls, volunteering time with the National Organization for Women (NOW), Vera House, New York Cares, and local women's health clinics.

  1. Gender Based Violence
    Helping Girls and Women Before a Disaster Strikes

    On July 11th, we recognize World Population Day – a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of…

  2. Books
    When Time Stood Still: A Story of Courage, Survival, and Healing

    Once in a while a book comes around that will have a profound impact on the lives of others. In…

  3. Feminism
    Making Strides to End Child Marriage

    More than 700 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. More than one in three (about 250…

  4. Feminism
    Using Storytelling to Create Social Change

    Violence is the second leading cause of death among adolescent girls globally. Not malnutrition or accidents or cardiovascular disease or…