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The New Economic Visionaries

Leading thinkers unroll their blueprints for a new economy. Read More »

"Today, the value of women’s unpaid work is estimated at $11 trillion per year."

Pakistan: Women and Fiction Today

With three acclaimed novels behind her, writer Uzma Aslam Khan undoes formulaic assumptions of her homeland. Read More »

"We felt suffocated by the nervousness about our appearing in public, but also by the cruel irony that some of the nervousness was justified."

My Country of Horror and Possibility

Widely speculated to be a future heir to the Bhutto political dynasty, Fatima Bhutto, 27-year-old niece of the late Benazir Bhutto, has captured public imagination across Pakistan. A poet and writer, she openly denounces birthright politics and uses her pen to advocate for a truly democratic nation. Read More »

"This is a country where women have to push for what they want. If you push—if you’re loud enough—you make waves."

Girl Revolution

The world is waking up to the fact that the greatest force for global change is growing up before our very eyes. Read More »

"When you begin to undo whatever negativity was instilled, you see they become a totally different species."

Betty Makoni | Founder, Girl Child Network, Zimbabwe

Ushering In Cambodia’s Peace

As Cambodia tries members of the Khmer Rouge for genocide and crimes against humanity, renowned lawyer, activist, and survivor of the killing fields Theary Seng pursues a long-awaited healing for her people. Read More »

"At 9 years old, I found myself without my mother and father, displaced in a cold, violent, anarchic, incomprehensible world, without shelter or the security of a home. The Khmer Rouge had shredded my heart."

My Life, My Kashmir

Fatima Sultan Syed pierces the shroud obscuring one of the world’s most enduring conflicts—a brutal 60-year dispute between India and Pakistan over her homeland of Kashmir. Some, including US President Obama, say that resolving this conflict may be the key to peace for a region plagued by violence. Read More »

"Soldiers huddled in bunkers that were pushed shoulder-to-shoulder against unlucky houses at the end of the lanes. This was not a hidden conflict anymore; it was a battle fought in the streets."

10 Ways to Give to Women and Girls

There are many ways to donate to the cause. But exactly how can you use your checkbook as a transformative tool for women worldwide? Read More »

“This is the first time in history that women are funding women in a major way.”

Helen LaKelly Hunt

The Power of Prophecy

13 indigenous grandmothers gather to fulfill an ancient prophecy for the world. Read More »

“When the Grandmothers from the four directions speak, a new time is coming.”

Coffee Groundswell

For generations, women coffee workers have been treated like second-class citizens. Today, they are taking on leadership roles in every sector of the industry. It’s not only creating better coffee—it’s also dramatically improving growers’ lives. Read More »

“Coffee is an industry that is both massive—it’s the second largest traded commodity after oil—and historically male-dominated.”

Conduit for a Continent

Ory Okolloh is turning heads in cyberspace. A young Kenyan lawyer and activist whose family struggled to send her to school and whose father died of AIDS, she is bent on communicating that Africa is no sob story. Okolloh is devoting her life to letting the world know that the continent is loaded with the power of the people and their solutions. Read More »

“As Africans we need to start challenging our leaders. We need to start taking responsibility for our continent.”

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