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Celebrating and Encouraging Women to be Multifaceted is NOT Slut Shaming

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 03.11.2017 | Women
Angelina Darrisaw

As I heard Leymah Gbowee and her daughters describe, there is undoubtedly more than one way to be a woman. Maybe we can one day unite around our internal beauty and forget the rest. Ultimately, some women feel empowered naked and some feel empowered clothed, but all women have a right to express and celebrate what empowers and inspires them, without being shamed for that either.

How A Million Planning Meetings Taught Me to Humanize: Reflecting on the New England Interfaith Student Summit

Jem Jebbia | Posted 02.23.2017 | Religion
Jem Jebbia

I remember sitting in my friend Karissa's living room, crammed between Sean and Antonia on a vintage couch, typing furiously. Around me, my fellow Interfaith Council members shouted questions to no one in particular:

Visionary Women: Lessons Learned From 20 Female Luminaries

Angella Nazarian | Posted 10.15.2016 | Women
Angella Nazarian

Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"

Why Gloria Steinem, Other Women and I Plan to March to the World's Most Fortified Border

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Christine Ahn

As Gloria Steinem says of the DMZ, "there is no other strip of land more symbolic of long-term division." We hope to cross the DMZ to renew Korean people's hope that the DMZ can and must be crossed to reunify families and to begin to heal the divided peninsula.

Teach Kids About Africa as if Our Lives Depend Upon It -- and Maybe They Do

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Homa Sabet Tavangar

On top of the shear panic unleashed by the spread of the Ebola virus from West Africa, an astonishing amount of ignorance has reared its ugly head. As some have commented, this ignorance may be more dangerous to millions of people than the actual virus.

Why Women Are the Moralist's Favorite Scapegoat

Diane Ducret | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Diane Ducret

Today, in France, whenever I hear certain right-wing moralists denounce the "feminization" of our society, I realize that we are once again going through one of these periods of instability when the female sex becomes an object of political tension.

Focus on Women Leaders: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and Athena Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Forest Whitaker takes her calls. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe so epitomizes the strength of simplicity, the Oscar winning star of Last King of Scotland-- ...

Tips to Rock Yo Mama Self

Wendy Silvers | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

There are no limits to the power of the mama. Mother energy is tender, fierce and unceasing. Think of Mother Nature. Today, we are redefining what Mama Power means.

Rachel Lloyd, Tina Brown and Leymah Gbowee Honored at The New York Women's Foundation Breakfast

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Regina Weinreich

A lot has happened since 2008 when a Sunday night premiere screening and dinner co-hosted by Gloria Steinem honored Leymah Gbowee, a charismatic socia...

Women Leading the Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

Women are leading the way in so many areas, both on a world-wide stage and as community leaders. Here is a short list of list of women who are accomplishing great things.

A Letter to My Daughter: Women Leading Around the World

Maryam Zar | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Maryam Zar

On International Women's Day, my daughter asked me why the world was run by men. I had the answer to my daughter's question in my hands -- anchored in the notion that women empower women in so many modern ways.

If Not Now, When?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.24.2012 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

The statistics, problems and calls to action were the same. Women are vital to corporate success, yet little has changed to meet their needs, honor their strengths or trust them to hold top positions unless there is a crisis.

The Work of Waging Peace

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Self-described as "a warrior without a weapon," Leymah Gbowee was responsible for leading a peace movement where Christian and Muslim women joined together to bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee: "Sex Strikes Help Good Men"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Who said sex and politics don't mix? Led by Leymah Gbowee, a young mother, Liberian women went on a sex strike to end the country's brutal civil war. They were successful: in 2003 warlords agreed to end the violence.

The Power of a Woman's Voice

Tabby Biddle | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

All of this is very understandable. There are many reasons, particularly as women, that we want to hide. We have -- in a way -- been trained this way. It keeps us safe.

If Only Wars Could Be Stopped This Way...

Franca Sozzani | Posted 07.07.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

In 2003, when Leymah Gbowee was awarded, alongside two other African women the Nobel Peace Prize, her name became particularly well-known because she employed a rather unusual method to bring to an end a civil war.

The Secrets of Powerful Women

Monika Mitchell | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

Do you see yourself as forceful, controlling and competitive? Or powerful, capable and driven? Words matter, beliefs matter. Take care what you say; it shapes the way you think.

No Country for Weak Women

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Lori Sokol

'Strength does not come from physical capacity, (but) from an indomitable will." And women have always had that, even when we still considered ourselves a minority.

The Women's Movement: What's Next?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Fourth-wave feminism is not about "fighting for our rights." It is about coming into ourselves as leaders so that we never have to "fight" for anything.

Iron Ladies of Peace

Andrée Simon | Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact
Andrée Simon

History was made in Oslo on Saturday, when the eyes of the world watched as three great women received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. These women -- Pres...

Women in Power: The Iron Lady and The Lady

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Just as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners -- three women -- were announced, this film season features two films that focus on women rulers: one, Margaret Thatcher, a hawk; the other, Aung San Suu Kyi, a dove who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Nobel Laureate Shares What The Peace Prize Meant to Her

The New York Times | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

On Saturday I was in Oslo with two of my sisters from Africa, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of - ...

How Many Women Does it Take to Win a Nobel Peace Prize?

Gauri van Gulik | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Gauri van Gulik

While just three women will ascend to the podium in Oslo today, the victory will be shared by many, many more -- and couldn't have come at a better time.

Global Events Celebrate Success Of Women Nobel Prize Laureates

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women

This Nobel Peace Prize weekend, Oslo's Grand Hotel is filled to the gills with international guests, including an especially robust crowd from Liberia...

Women, War & Peace: Documentary Filmmaking as Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Melding journalistic reportage and visceral narrative, Women, War & Peace stands as an example of the power of film to ensure that under-recognized subjects become part of the permanent record.