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."
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."
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."
During her confirmation hearings, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of prioritizing women and girls, who are at the greatest risk of being poor, and make up nearly 70% of the world’s hungry. Read More »
Clinton must make international assistance a foreign policy priority and ensure that this assistance benefits the world’s women.
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."
Kathy LeMay thought the only way she could make an impact was by donating lots of money to the causes she cared about. But her work as a trusted advisor in the fundraising world has shown her that the most powerful form of philanthropy is available to each and every one of us. Read More »
“If starting today the 1,000 wealthiest people in the world gave away all their money, they still couldn’t create a world that is just.”
In the wake of Uganda’s recent anti-homosexuality legislation, World Pulse correspondent and gay-rights activist Gertrude Pswarayi breaks down Africa's long history of homophobic legislation—and explains what can be done about it. Read More »
"As a Zimbabwean advocate for the rights of sexual minorities, I have witnessed how the Uganda legislative threats have created panic and despondence among sexual minorities."
In the summer of 2002, I had a pivotal dream: In it, I am standing in the center of a circle of women. Together they are a spectrum of colorful clothing: woolen robes; head wraps; animal skins; fat, beaded belts. I hear the soft rustle of fabric as the women lean in and whisper, “Yes. Go. Go!” Read More »
“I heard the prophecy of the strength of womankind connected.”