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Support Sudanese Women to Determine Their Own Future

On January 9, a new country may be added to the world map as southern Sudanese vote on independence from their northern neighbors.

Edwidge Danticat: Return to Haiti

Internationally acclaimed author and memoirist on her homeland, post-disaster. Read More »

"Recovery efforts can learn a lot from the way women have been recovering for years—from droughts, from floods, from hurricanes."

Haiti: Honoring the Ancestors

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: It’s September, nearly nine months after the massive January 12 earthquake that leveled the capital in a 30-second spasm, irrevocably altering Haiti’s present and future. Read More »

"Haitian women carry the burden of the country on their heads."

Michaelle Jean | General Governor of Canada

Visionary Leaders

Why I Run

With one step, Lisa Shannon ignited a global movement to end violence in the Congo. Read More »

"I discovered I could use my own body to fight for women whose bodies have become emblems of war."

Lisa Shannon

Deliver "Dignity and Action" Kits to Haiti's Adolescent Girls

BY ANNE-CHRISTINE D’ADESKY

While the global outpouring of help and funds for Haiti’s earthquake survivors has been historic—one in of five Americans apparently responded—adolescent girls have been overlooked in relief efforts. Read More »

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Bearing Witness: Girls and Women in Haiti’s Camps

When Didi Bertrand Farmer returned to Haiti, she was unprepared for what she saw in the tent cities: an increase in sexual violence; mothers forced to leave their vulnerable daughters; young girls, pregnant as a result of rape. Read More »

"In Haiti, women are the centerpost—the potomitan—of our families and society."

Help Hope Surface Above the Floodwaters in Pakistan

For the estimated 20 million people who have been displaced by flooding in Pakistan, the future is uncertain. Read More »

Past Gathering: Reconstructing Haiti: Women at the Center

Headliners: 
Alice Backer, Taina BienAimé, Nancy Dorsinville

Where are women’s voices in Haiti reconstruction? Concerned activists are sounding an appeal for women’s leadership to drive Haiti earthquake recovery. Read More »

Crude

Marina Aguinda, an elder of Ecuador’s Cofán tribe, opens Crude with a poignant song. “What will become of my people?” she sings. Read More »

Haiti: Help Women's Leadership Rise

Women have not only been disproportionately affected by Haiti's 7.0 magnitude earthquake, but they hold the key to Haiti's future. Read More »

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