December 06, 2016
Meet Sadzida Tulić, Bosnia
“You have to take sides—to speak the truth, even if your voice shakes; to stand on the right side of history. The people I worked with have suffered terribly, but they still want to live….READ MORE >
December 05, 2016
Meet Nancy Word, U.S.
“Nobody can tell me I can’t do that!” Nancy Word is retired from a successful 33-year career in information technology as a Vice President for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Since her retirement, she co-founded a…READ MORE >
December 04, 2016
Meet Zariyatu Abubakar, Nigeria
“If women participate more in political activities and decision making at all levels, it will go a long way in bringing about change.” Zariyatu (Zari) is a women’s rights advocate and entrepreneur from Nigeria. Since…READ MORE >
December 03, 2016
Meet Mariamah Achmad, Indonesia
“I hope to make people remember all that the forest has given us, and that it is our responsibility to protect it.” Mariamah “Mayi” Achmad, based in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, is the Palung Foundation’s Coordinator…READ MORE >
December 02, 2016
Meet Martha Sánchez Soler, Mexico
“The caravan is something magical that happens where you have mothers who have only been able to cry over their disappeared child, and now the majority of them are organizers in their communities. They are…READ MORE >
December 01, 2016
Meet Lumba Siyanga, Zambia
“Women For Change doesn’t want to speak for rural women, but to amplify their voice—to teach skills and strength so they’re able to stand up for themselves.” Lumba Siyanga is the executive director of Women…READ MORE >
November 30, 2016
Meet Cora Weiss, U.S
“Look at the children and grandchildren, your own and everyone else’s. They deserve a sane and safe world to live in, and it’s our job to give it to them!” At 82, Cora Weiss has…READ MORE >
November 28, 2016
Nobel Peace Laureates meet with women peacemakers from Middle East
Nobel peace laureates, Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman, are in Jordan this week meeting with women peacemakers and organizations from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen. The laureates are there to support…READ MORE >
November 14, 2016
Iran: Free Narges Mohammadi now!
Tell Iran that defending human rights is not a crime! Iranian authorities recently sentenced Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi to 22 years in prison for her work defending women’s and human rights in…READ MORE >
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