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AFGHANISTAN: A Letter to My Harasser

Harassed in the streets of Afghanistan, Noorjahan Akbar fights back. Read More »

"Not you, not the Taliban, not this government, not my brother or mother, nor can anybody else convince me that I am less than a man."

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KENYA: A Cruel Cut in the Name of Tradition

Like many young girls in Africa, Gladys Kiranto was circumcised as a child. Today, she leads an organization that is fighting against the practice. Read More »

"I was lucky enough to survive. Many girls bleed to death after being cut."

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IRELAND: Meditation for Healing from Sexual Abuse

As a child growing up in Northern Ireland, Aoife faced both the pain of living in a conflict zone and the pain of being sexually abused at the hands of her father. She has found solace and healing in the art of meditation. Read More »

"The joy I feel now is the same size as the terror I felt as a child. It is vast and deep."

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CAMEROON: Stop Torturing Our Daughters

In Cameroon, women iron the breasts of their daughters in an attempt to delay sexual development. One organization has begun turning the tide against this violent practice. Nakinti reports. Read More »

"I have watched as women wept at their ignorance, never having imagined that the practice was in fact putting them at great risk."

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INDIA: War Against Rape

Following the now infamous New Delhi gang rape, Stella Paul is simultaneously horrified and encouraged by her community's reaction. Read More »

"A hundred reasons for rape and sexual violence have been pointed out, but we have yet to hear someone come out and say the words that could set the ball of change rolling."

Community Voices

AFGHANISTAN: Breaking the Cycle

Once an abuser himself, Ali Shahidy is now an ally for women and an outspoken advocate against gender-based violence in his homeland. Read More »

"Men are blind and need to be healed. Women’s mouths are sealed and those seals must be broken."

Listening to the Voices of Congo’s Women

These women are sharing their stories and calling on the international community to take action. Meet six of these courageous survivors who each bring strong recommendations for moving DRC toward peace. Read More »

Signaling Change in DRC: Survey Shows Women Ready to Lead

We polled 1,000 women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo via text message to learn about the challenges and opportunities for women’s leadership. Here’s what they had to say. Read More »

“We must never violate mothers because we cannot live in peace without mom.”

Anonymous survey participant

The Day Women of the Congo Seized Control of the Internet

The day the rebels seized the large town of Goma, threatening to ignite more bloodshed and misery in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, I couldn’t stop pacing and shaking. Read More »

"The world must wake up and listen to these women who have broken through suffocating radio silence to have discovered not only their voices, but the means of transmission.”

DRC: Local Women Respond to Attempt on Doctor’s Life

Grassroots women leaders speak out against the attempted assassination of their doctor and call on the international community to act. Read More »

"We demand that the Congolese government guarantee the total safety of our dear doctor."

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Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

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Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

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Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

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Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

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Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

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Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative