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NEPAL: Driving with Dignity

In Nepal, female taxi drivers are getting behind the wheel of own lives—and shaking up gender stereotypes in the process. Read More »

“I can proudly say that I am the man of the house.”

Sita Thapa, female taxi driver

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Overseas Filipino Workers, the Philippines Modern Heroes

HELLO SISTERS! I HAVE, AT LAST, CRAFTED THE DRAFT FOR OUR MODULE 4 WRITING ASSIGNMENT - THE FEATURE STORY. IT'S ACTUALLY OVERFLOWING - WAY BEYOND THE 2,500 WORD LIMIT. … Read More»

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A New Economic Paradigm By Women for Women and all Children

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Community Voices

ZIMBABWE: Middle Class Women Have Needs Too

Zimbabwean writer Fungai Machirori makes the case that gender development isn't just for the poor. She challenges new UN Women executive director Michelle Bachelet to support leadership opportunities for women at all income levels. Read More »

"By nurturing positive examples of women in the developing world, we debunk negative stereotypes and give women and girls hope that they too may rise up one day to assume positions of authority."

South Sudan: The Road to Freedom

Women have shouldered the burden of warfare in south Sudan for decades. Now they are voting 'yes' to a new nation and setting the agenda for its peaceful future. Read More »

"For so long, we have expected that there will be bombing again. Now we think this is the end, and we won’t go back to the bush."

Dolly Odwong

Local Action, Global Impact

Past Gathering: Sustainatopia 2011

This annual conference is a unique, seven-day fusion event focusing on sustainability, investing in women, and cooperative solutions. Read More »

Married at Age 10, Reem Al Numery Speaks Out

She was just 10 years old when she was married to a cousin who was three times her age. Now Reem Al Numery is divorced and fighting against child marriage. Read More »

I was a little girl. I was not fit for marriage, but I was poor.

Reem Al-Numery

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

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