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She Speaks of Kashmir

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."

Visionary Leaders

The Other Half

President and CEO of EngenderHealth Dr. Ana Langer on why men matter in the women's health movement. Read More »

"I've seen what can happen when you bring men into the conversation about women’s rights and health—just as I’ve seen what happens when you don’t."


Revolutionary Philanthropy

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.”

Legalizing Homophobia, Setting a Precedent in Africa

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."

Founder's Pulse

Our Oracle

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.

Founder's Pulse

New China Rising

When I close my eyes and think of China, I see images of a country rich in beauty—

I see emerald gorges, the vast prairies of inner Mongolia, the snowcapped mountains of the north, mist rising from the Yangtze river, and the huge ports and chaotic markets of Shanghai.

But there is more— Read More »

"The potential of China's women is enormous and the pace of change is unprecedented."

Founder's Pulse

The Perfect Storm

Nearly a decade ago, I stood under an umbrella in the wet streets of Rangoon, blocks away from Aung San Suu Kyi's home. I held flowers in my hand and had plans to quietly leave them at her gate. Read More »

"We must pay special attention to the gathering force of Burmese women's groups."

Founder's Pulse

Human Trafficking: Stepping Out of the Shadows

As the shadow of modern-day slavery darkens across the globe—with perhaps as many as 27 million caught in its grip—more and more survivors are stepping out to design solutions and cast light on the ro Read More »

"I saw them congregating, reuniting, embracing, talking, and crying, building small communities to heal and care for each other."

Founder's Pulse

The Movement of Water

Water is most alive when it moves. Coursing through our bodies and across the earth, this liquid life force has its own voice and its own path. Yet, when we block, force, and contaminate water it becomes sluggish and deadly. Its death is our death.

There is no greater threat to global public health than unsanitary water conditions, which are responsible for eighty-eight percent of disease, taking more lives than war, terrorism, and HIV/AIDs combined. Read More »

"As the earth's primary water stewards, women are uniquely positioned to lead us toward a new, sustainable water future."

Founder's Pulse

Kenyan Women Come Together to Take Back Their Country

Ever since the news broke for us late on the evening of December 28 with the e-mail headline, "RIOTS" from our new Kenyan correspondent, we have been closely, and painfully, following Kenya's plunge into post-election violence.

The news has been almost unimaginable. Although it has become routine for us to hear of rampant attacks and political chaos in the DRC, Sudan and elsewhere; somehow, we didn't see it coming from Kenya, one of the most stable countries in East Africa. We went from eagerly following a largely peaceful electoral process—with more women running for parliament than ever before—to watching a nation crumble before our eyes. Read More »

"If the constitution cannot be made to serve everybody, the world should become one voice for the sake of humanity.""

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