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Women Connect to Boost Resilience of Planet

"The whole world is now mobilizing in search of a new culture—a culture of sustainability."

Marina Silva

Women everywhere are claiming power and linking networks to restore the Earth and address climate change. They are harnessing digital media and in-person convenings to accelerate the movement, operating as an immune system to boost the Earth's resilience. Read More »

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The Global Girl Tipping Point

Behind the statistics, girls worldwide are using digital media to speak their minds and bare their souls. The force of their voices are staggering—the reality of their untapped potential for global leadership impossible to ignore. Read More »

"Girls are living proof of the ripple effect of access to education and technology."

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Defusing the Maternal Health Bomb

"The governments the world over must treat maternal health as they do with a defense force in readiness for war or a nuclear launch." Read More »

"The most potent weapon against the crisis of maternal death includes providing girls and women with access to an education and empowering information."

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The Viral Rage Against Rape

Women are beginning to use the web to curb the epidemic of sexual violence – and to defy simplistic hype. Read More »

"It is time to turn up the volume on the women and men who are speaking solutions."

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"Access to Internet Is Life,” Say Women Around the World

For women globally, the Internet has become a lifeline to information, opportunities, and newfound power. New data in a report called ‘Women and the Web,’ reveals how we can bridge the digital divide for women and unlock a massive wave of human potential. Read More »

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Get Up, Stand Up

It was another one of those days when my social media stream revitalized my confidence that the revolution is undeniably on her way. Read More »

"They are the rising leaders who are turning the tide in every dusty village and urban metropolis imaginable."

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The Unsilent Spring

Growing up my playgrounds were the fields and streams surrounding our old farmhouse in the hills of rural Wisconsin. I learned the rhythms of insects and birds, the song of the frogs lining our creek... Read More »

"Millions of modern-day Rachel Carsons are stepping out from the shadow of mining pits, blasted mountains, and scorched forests to mobilize their communities."

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The New Silk Road

It’s standing room only at Bloomberg in the financially embattled city of New York. I am pressed between rows of hedge fund managers, financial analysts, and investors as the National Council for Research on Women unveils a new report on women in fund management. Read More »

"The hot commodities are are the shared values of caregiving, healthy ecosystems, community, and beauty."

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Butterflies Over the Graves

It is my last day in Cambodia. I am sitting in a crowded courtroom staring through bulletproof glass at the man who presided over the killing and torturing of more than 16,000 people in Tuol Sleng prison. Read More »

"Yet, at every turn, the clear, valiant voices of so many women pierced this layer of sorrow."

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She Speaks of Kashmir

Last month, as we prepared to unearth the wisdom of Pakistan’s women in our new, interactive emagazine, a rare voice came across our desks, stopped us in our tracks, and changed our course. Read More »

"Hers is the story of the women of Chechnya, of Zimbabwe, of Colombia, of Appalachia."

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