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."
With peace talks beginning between Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, the world is looking for signs of hope in the Middle East. From a ship in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Mairead Maguire stresses the role for nonviolent activism. Read More »
"Just as it brought peace to Northern Ireland, nonviolent resistance will bring peace to this war torn region."
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."
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.”
All Eugenia Itme needs is a rock, or something she can use to hop on her bicycle. Then she’s pedaling three hours up the steep Peruvian Andes to Pueblo Libre to ensure expectant mothers are cared for properly. Read More »
"Women won’t have to fear that the day they give birth could also be the day they meet death, robbing another child of a mother, another community of a leader."
As economists worldwide grapple with the hard reality that 46 million more people will be added to the global poverty count this year, women and men in these affected communities already are doubling their efforts to soften that landing for their families. Read More »
"We have some distance yet before we cross the victory line."