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Why I Run

With one step, Lisa Shannon ignited a global movement to end violence in the Congo. Read More »

"I discovered I could use my own body to fight for women whose bodies have become emblems of war."

Lisa Shannon

PHOTO ESSAY: Documenting the Lives of Girls in Haiti

In the 1300 tent cities scattered across post-earthquake Haiti, young girls are coming of age amidst threats of sexual violence, rampant disease, and makeshift living conditions. Photographer Nadia Todres visited the camps of Port-au-Prince to document the precarious lives of girls on the ground. Read More »

Visionary Leaders

Bearing Witness: Girls and Women in Haiti’s Camps

When Didi Bertrand Farmer returned to Haiti, she was unprepared for what she saw in the tent cities: an increase in sexual violence; mothers forced to leave their vulnerable daughters; young girls, pregnant as a result of rape. Read More »

"In Haiti, women are the centerpost—the potomitan—of our families and society."

SPECIAL REPORT: Haiti, Women, and the Elections: Following Africa's Lead

As Haiti gears up for its November 28 elections, World Pulse talked to dozens of women on the ground to find out what’s needed to rebuild the post-earthquake nation. Read More »

“The president needs to be a woman who has a feminist heart.”

Yolette Mengual

Kyrgyzstan: First We Cry Together

In the aftermath of violence in Kyrgyzstan, women are jump starting peace talks across ethnic lines—and taking the security of their country in their own hands. Read More »

"The first time we speak out to take away the anger. The second time we look to the causes of violence. And maybe the third time we have a conversation."

Visionary Leaders

Women in Burma Will Not Be Silenced

With the expectation of elections looming on the horizon, it is a critical moment for Burma. General Than Shwe and the Burmese military have promised the people of Burma that they will head for the polls for the first time in twenty years this fall. Read More »

"It is up to the rest of us to decide how much longer we can ignore these cries."

Visionary Leaders

Ending Violence Against Women

When Dulce Marlene Contreras started her organization with seven of her friends, she had just one thing on her mind: helping the women in her rural corner of Honduras protect themselves from domestic violence. Read More »

"Until women are economically empowered, they will not be able to escape abuse for good.”

Dulce Marlene Contreras

Through His Eyes

Not Alone Anymore

Across India, Satish Singh inspires men to break with brutal traditions and stand behind the women in their lives and villages. Read More »

Through His Eyes

The Uncomfortable Silence

In his quest to end violence against women, former war journalist Jimmie Briggs faces his toughest audience yet. Read More »

"I couldn’t tell my daughter’s class about my struggles as a man in a traditionally woman’s movement, because I barely understand them myself."

The High Stakes of Land

Women are the farmers of the world. Now their right to own land is being recognized as the key for ending global hunger. Read More »

"This whole land movement is in the same place that microfinance was in about 20 years ago."

Radha Friedman, Rural Development Institute

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World Pulse Launches our Inaugural Community Advisory Board!

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