Just today I updated my Facebook status with this question: ‘Can we change the world for real?’ I asked this to my 700 or so friends. About 3 of them responded affirmatively almost instantly.
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On the damp floor of a mud hut in rural West Africa, 40 km on a dirt road from the nearest phone, computer or radio tower, an 18 year old illiterate girl named Fatim is giving birth to her fifth child
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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."
Ory Okolloh is turning heads in cyberspace. A young Kenyan lawyer and activist whose family struggled to send her to school and whose father died of AIDS, she is bent on communicating that Africa is no sob story. Okolloh is devoting her life to letting the world know that the continent is loaded with the power of the people and their solutions. Read More »
“As Africans we need to start challenging our leaders. We need to start taking responsibility for our continent.”
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."