Gifts that make our world better

Gifts that make our world better

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could change a life with each gift that you buy this holiday season? Instead of trying to catch the best sale in town, this season try to support local artisans at holiday markets, small shops and ones helping to empower women around the world. I started curating lists of […]

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An artist became an activist – Interview with Gavin Weston

An artist became an activist – Interview with Gavin Weston

Gavin Weston is author of the novel Harmattan, (Myrmidon Books) – set in Niger, West Africa – which chronicles the early years of Haoua, a child bride growing up in the fictional village of Wadata. Weston was a volunteer with the American NGO Africare in the eighties and, since 2011, has been an ambassador for FORWARD, […]

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International Day of the Girl Event

In celebration of International Day of the Girl, We Talk Women is screening a film called Difret. Inspired by a true story, the film features a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights. When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her […]

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Insights on women and girl refugees: an interview with Skye Wheeler

Insights on women and girl refugees: an interview with Skye Wheeler

Early in July, I went to a panel that discussed the gender dimensions of the refugee crisis. At this event, I met a Human Rights Watch researcher, Skye Wheeler doing work in this subject area. Here’s my interview with her: Before we discuss gender based violence in the context of refugees, please tell us how you […]

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