Education is the only solution, she said.

Education is the only solution, she said.

For my 16th birthday I recall going bowling with a few friends and we had a fun, carefree evening. When Malala turned 16, she addressed the UN Youth Council about the importance of educating girls. She is the epitome of courageous. The Taliban wanted her dead, “they thought the bullets would silence us. But they […]

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Nidhi on Violence Against Women

Nidhi on Violence Against Women

The first and greatest violence is the systematic exclusion of people – a great number of people – by society. From this violence other violence directly and indirectly flows. Where you exclude, you must establish instruments to control those who are excluded so that they don’t invade the peace of those who have access to opportunities and wealth.” -Father Bruno Sechi, co-founder of the National Movement of Street Boys and […]

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But aren’t we all to blame?

But aren’t we all to blame?

This past month I have gone through varying degrees of shame, outrage, anger & helplessness. I fail to understand how a human being can be so inhumane. How can you treat another person with so much brutality? Jyoti Singh Pandey was raped 5 times, beaten up with an iron rod, stripped, thrown on the road […]

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What I learned about women’s rights working in Asia

What I learned about women’s rights working in Asia

I recently returned from Thailand after working on an innovative social enterprise along the Thai-Burma border, and doing communications for Asia Pacific’s leading women’s rights network. From refugee women from Burma, to Mongolian sustainable development experts, to advocates in Papua New Guinea fighting violence against women, I came across diverse groups of women determined to […]

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