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CHINA: Spare the Rod in Childrearing

World Pulse correspondent Juan Wu says the traditional mistreatment of children is where the work against domestic violence begins. Read More »

"This kind of culture raises many silent victims."

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DR CONGO: Fighting Evil from Inside Hell

In one of the world’s worst regions to be a woman, radio personality Chouchou Namegabe is inspiring a revolution of strength and healing. She speaks with local World Pulse correspondent BlueSky on what it will take for women to break the silence on Congo's rape epidemic. Read More »

“I remember when we didn’t have a word for rape in Swahili.”

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NIGERIA: Think Outside the Oil

Dependence on oil wealth has led to violence, corruption, and widespread poverty in Nigeria. Simi Lawoyin hopes to shift investment to another of Nigeria's natural resources: its youth. Read More »

"Enterprise must become a weapon with which we fight, a tool with which we rebuild our nation, and a bridge with which we connect with the world."

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BRAZIL: Time to Break the Silence on Abortion

When her father was excommunicated from the Catholic Church for performing a potentially life-saving abortion on a 9-year-old girl, Thais Moraes recognized the need to open up discussion on abortion in Brazil. Read More »

"The archbishop affirmed that rape was a dreadful sin. But abortion, he said, was even worse."

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NIGERIA: Access to the Internet Is Access to Life

Through her own empowerment story, counselor and social entrepreneur Obisakin Christianah Busayo illustrates the impact of women's Internet access in her country. Read More »

"My dream is to provide a safe place for women to access the Internet without fear of attack or being molested."

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AFGHANISTAN: Saffron in the Opium Fields

Opium produced in Afghanistan for international markets has wreaked havoc at home. Marvah Shakib explores how a common kitchen spice could provide one possible solution. Read More »

“[Opium] is the only means of survival for thousands of women-headed households."

Visionary Leaders

Leaping into the Whirlwind

For Sikh-American activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur, healing her divided nation begins with taking divine risks. Read More »

"We have a choice: to continue supporting the status quo, or to follow our moral compass—and leap."

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CAMEROON: Lessons from the Kitchen

The kitchen is all too often a symbol of women's exclusion from public space, but Sharon Ajongakoh Asonganyi believes it can also be a source of strength and innovation for women. Read More »

"The kitchen may just be the right place to develop creative strategies that promote the African woman’s emancipation."

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PAKISTAN: Dangerous Texting

Youth activist Iffat Gill warns that the culture in Pakistan needs to catch up with technological freedoms of the digital age—or young lives will be at risk. Read More »

"There is now a sharp contrast between the empowerment modern technology has granted women, and the rights our male-dominated society allows them to enjoy."

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NIGERIA: What Women Are Worth

In her letter to UN Women executive director Michelle Bachelet, Nigerian women’s rights advocate Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale decries practices that rob girls and women around the world of equal opportunities. Read More »

"My womb can only carry daughters and I would never trade them for any boys."

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