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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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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."

Community Voices

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."

Community Voices

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."

Founder's Pulse

"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 »

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.”

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