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Series on Women Changing the World: Mercy Annapoorni, India

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 5:42 PM

When we last spoke with our laureate, Mercy Annapoorni, she was busy empowering 6,000 rural women from the Virudhunagar and Sivakasi regions of Tamil Nadu to seek alternative economic opportunities other than those in the dangerous sex and match industry. As a result of organizing awareness programs, action oriented workshops...

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Series on Women Changing the World: Mercy Kiyapyap, Kenya

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 5:42 PM

The West Pokot District is one of the driest and poorest areas of Kenya, where 90 percent of the population is illiterate. As a result of the traditional use of land for grazing and collection of firewood, land degradation is severe in this area. Even further, the increasing occurrence of...

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Series on Women Changing the World: Leila Hakim-Ali, Afghanistan

(2) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 6:11 PM

Afghanistan has one of the lowest consumption rates of electricity per person worldwide. To the outsider, this statistic may represent nothing more than the inevitable result of stalled reconstruction efforts or the mismanagement of funds. Yet to the people of rural Afghanistan, the lack of such a necessity manifests in...

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Series on Women Changing the World: Betty Makoni, Zimbabwe

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 6:03 PM

Gender-based violence represents a global problem, especially for the girl child. Girls in many parts of the world are denied safety and their fundamental rights are often ignored. "Girls are discriminated against all over the world for two reasons: because they are children and because they are girls. This means...

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Series on Women Changing the World: Domitila Barrios, Bolivia

(3) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 4:53 PM

"By honoring a woman, we honor a whole nation." With this in mind, the series on Women Changing the World commemorates women from around the world for their commitment to effect change in their local and global community.

For more than 18 years, the Women's World Summit...

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World Conference on Women 2012: Great News for Women of the World!

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 3:23 PM

Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) is thrilled about the UN Announcement on this year's International Women's Day, proposing the convening of a Fifth World Conference on Women in 2015, twenty years after the Beijing 4th International Conference which committed to the advancement of women's human rights.

Given...

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Giving Credit Where It's Due Is Part of Empowering Rural Women

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 5:19 PM

The Women's World Summit Foundation WWSF launched in 1994 the "PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life." which has to-date awarded 375 creative and courageous rural women leaders and organizations in over 100 countries with a cash award of US$ 1000 per laureate.

In spite of all the negative stories...

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