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Visionary Leaders

Women in Burma Will Not Be Silenced

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."

Visionary Leaders

Ending Violence Against Women

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.”

Dulce Marlene Contreras

Founder's Pulse

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."

Through His Eyes

Not Alone Anymore

Across India, Satish Singh inspires men to break with brutal traditions and stand behind the women in their lives and villages. Read More »

Through His Eyes

The Uncomfortable Silence

In his quest to end violence against women, former war journalist Jimmie Briggs faces his toughest audience yet. Read More »

"I couldn’t tell my daughter’s class about my struggles as a man in a traditionally woman’s movement, because I barely understand them myself."

Visionary Leaders

The Next Green Frontier

For Women for Women International founder and CEO Zainab Salbi the green revolution starts with women. Read More »

"The time has come to make agricultural and environmental policy reflective of those most impacted by it."

Zainab Salbi

Voices of Our Future

My Community: A Wealth of Gender Discrimination

Discouragement from her family couldn’t stop her, and neither could restrictive cultural mores. Voices of Our Future correspondent Sunita Basnet continues to fight for a Nepal where women and girls can dream big. Read More »

"We want to fly in the sky like birds, but we don’t need wings because we don’t want to fly away from our country."

Voices of Our Future

If I Still Had You…

In an open love letter, Voices of Our Future correspondent Jacqueline Patiño honors her late grandmother for lighting the way for women. Read More »

"This is the big secret, sisters of the world: we cannot ask any man to give us a place in the world, because it is already ours."

Voices of Our Future

Evicting Demons: Who Will Exorcise My Land?

Voices of Our Future correspondent Nusrat Ara challenges Kashmir's leaders to find solutions to the demons that haunt her homeland. Read More »

"I wonder if my land can ever be exorcised of these injustices, killings, and demeaning humiliations."

Voices of Our Future

Sexual Rights for Sexual Minorities

Voices of Our Future correspondent Gertrude F. Pswarayi exposes Zimbabwe's attacks on sexual minorities and imagines a more just future for the gay and lesbian citizens of her homeland. Read More »

"Zimbabweans need to stand up to President Mugabe and call for the decriminalization of sex work and the recognition of the rights of gays and lesbians."

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