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Aida

We can solve our own problems

How can young people in Kazakhstan speak up for themselves and create change? Watch my video and let me know what you think. Today in my region, young people face a lot of problems and challenges, ...

MADRE, MADRE

Clean water for Gaza: Maryam’s story

Like many Palestinian women living in the Gaza Strip, 40-year-old Maryam struggles to provide safe drinking water for her family. Israel has restricted the movement of people and goods into G...

Lisa, George Washington University

Ecofeminism and the right to water

While the right to water and the right of water may seem to be the same thing to many people, the two are extremely different.  I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference on the right t...

Jonathan, Anderson School of Management at UCLA

A gender crisis, a global opportunity

You may be woman, but I can’t hear you roar. In fact, I can’t hear you at all. Maybe it is because you don’t really have time.  No one can blame you. But maybe if you, and the hundreds of mi...

John, Water Advocates

A forgotten glass ceiling: a safe drink of water

There is a photograph that travelers inevitably take when they go to a developing country -- a picture of a woman carrying a large container of water on her head. The woman's posture is ramrod strai...

Sonam, Global Voices

Is organized religion an impediment to fulfilling MDGs?

If only governments would take a second look at religion and see how it stands in the way of improving the lives of its marginalized populations, it has the potential to hasten the process to achievi...

kabukabu

Developing countries must reform domestic violence laws to meet the MDGs

What is the purpose of government, if not to safeguard the rights of its citizens? Many people working with victims of domestic violence in developing countries will agree that the law often does not ...

Sonam, Global Voices

Bhutan signs the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thilney, signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN on September 21st, 2010, on the occasion of the 2010 UN Treaty E...

Maya

Girls, love yourselves and win the role-play game called Life

Imagine that life is a role-play game where the plot develops as a result of the decisions you have made and the puzzles you have solved. So how could you win this game? What happens if someone st...

Guillaume, Tostan

Tostan and the Jokko Initiative: mobile technology amplifying social change

Jokko (or Jokoo) means “communication” or “dialogue” in Wolof, a national language in Senegal, West Africa. Since 1991, Tostan has brought its holistic, human rights-based, 30-month non-f...

Shulamith, PDHRE

Chain of humanity for dignity, equality and life without discrimination

Fighting for basic human rights is the key to solving all of humanity's problems. It's a hard struggle, but one that affects us all. Our future is beyond our vision but not beyond our control - Se...

Mary, Co-Founder, All Our Lives

It affects us all: Maternal healthcare

Though many politicians in the U.S. believe that maternal healthcare is unnecessary, maternal healthcare should be universal and guaranteed for every woman. Last year, the US debate over health ref...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Democratic Republic of Congo: Video call for action

The ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still an issue that demands our attention. Children recruited as soldiers are particularly vulnerable in the DRC. In these videos, citizens of...

IPS News, IPS

Media: The untold stories of violence against women

By Miren Gutierrez and Oriana Boselli Robert Dijksterhuis, Jac SM Kee, Monia Azzalini,Paula Fray, Thenjiwe Mtintso and Laila Al-Shaik. Credit:Miren Gutierrez/IPS Violence aga...

Micah

Rape as a war crime in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo still tolerates violent sexual assault. Despite recent free and fair elections, the war continues to use rape as a weapon of war. Goma, North Kivu, DRC – Coming f...

Shambhu, CSDS (www.csds.in)

Violence against women in India

Violence against women in India isn't just a current issue, but rather has deep seated traditional roots in the culture. In order to combat the problem, we must understand its causes. In India, t...

Tanya, Halton Public Health

La Femme: The key to development and progress

Many international non-governmental organizations focus on the empowerment and progress of women. Here are some of the most relevant ones. On this past International Day for the Elimination of Viol...

Radha, UNFPA

Best practices in preventing trafficking

‘Conversation starters’ answered the questions: “What are some of the best practices in preventing trafficking?” and “How do we protect victims from further abuse and violence?” Below is a...

Radha, UNFPA

Help stop trafficking now

It's shocking: Between 500,000 to 2 million people, mostly women and children, are trafficked every year according to a UN study on violence against women. There is an urgent need to eradicat...

Imran Ahmed, MFA, Pakistan

Domestic violence: My conclusions

I have dealt with this and other female issues in my country. There are various trends that perpetuate domestic violence. I have listed some of my conclusions. Domestic violence is one of th...

Elisa, Designmatters atArtCenter

3 art videos that make you think

Art and policy joined forces as the Art Center College of Design launched a campaign  to spread awareness. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPR82Vvgve8[/youtube] As a community of visual...

Eddie, Global Voices Online

Brave woman relocates 120 families in Papua New Guinea

Activist Ursula Rakova has been leading the way to raise funds to help relocate the residents from the Cataret Islands in Papua New Guinea, where it is estimated that by the year 2015 all of the islan...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Videos on how maternal mortality affects communities

When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community. These videos, by different human rights organiz...

Amy

What I learned from teenage mothers in Brazil

How do we avoid imposing our Western imperialist talk about “rights” on young women whose core beliefs diverge from ours? Photo by Julia Kurc: Distributing cameras to the girls. Earlier t...

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