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When Transforming a Life is as Simple as Playing a Game

Kate Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kate Grant

What if you could do something right now to help heal girls and women with fistula in the developing world? And what if helping was as simple as playing a game?

One Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

On Valentine's Day, we danced in protest of gender-based violence as part of a worldwide movement, One Billion Rising.

Crisis in Goma, Congo

Kate Grant | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Kate Grant

While the UN "peacekeepers" may have kept the peace in Goma by basically getting out of the way of the marauding rebel forces, this did not spare the civilians who have suffered so much already from the carnage and chaos in the besieged region.

The Muslim Mother Teresa

Kate Grant | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Kate Grant

Edna is as tough as General Petraeus, as compassionate as the Pope, as tireless as Michael Phelps, as beautiful at 75 as Tina Turner, and has a 'get-it-done-no-excuses" work ethic to rival Bill Gates.

From 'Enema Of The State' To The State Of Ethiopian Women

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.12.2012 | Arts

We have to admit, we originally stumbled on photographer David Goldman's work due to a slightly overblown obsession with his iconic cover of Blink 182...

Do Something Uncontroversial

Kate Grant | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Kate Grant

At the Fistula Foundation we work every day to help women injured in childbirth in Africa and Asia, get life-transforming surgery to take them from li...

Saving the Girl Child

Elischia Fludd | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Elischia Fludd

Every day, somewhere in the world, a girl child struggles to live. In a world that still prefers the value of a male over a female, the girl child is already a miracle if she exists long enough to be born.

Enabling Anyone, Anywhere to Help Mothers Globally With Samahope

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

This Mother's Day, we are offering cards on our site to fund surgeries for women in need. In honor of mothers all over the world who work hard to take care of their families each day, Samahope enables anyone to give the gift of saving a woman's life.

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Kate Grant | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
Kate Grant

The exhibit challenges you to open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart, and most of all to act to improve the lot of the world's women. The enemy is not men. The enemy is indifference and its evil twin inaction.

Mother Courage: A New Lease on Life Following Fistula Surgery

David Lindsay | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
David Lindsay

There is nothing more devastating for a mother than the loss of her child. In a cruel irony, the last 10 years in the life of the optimistically-named Happiness Josephat Miyawa have been truly miserable.

SOBCon NW: Connecting Those Who Will Make a Difference

John Bergquist | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
John Bergquist

If our motives are pure and our minds clear, we can find others who are just as passionate about a need in the world. SOBCon is proof that entrepreneurs and employees alike can be both profitable and purposeful.

Back to Bangladesh - Day 3

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

It is important to keep in mind that globally, for every single maternal death, there are at least 20 morbidities.

Giving Back on Mother's Day

Rita O’Connor | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Rita O’Connor

Why should a childbirth injury that was eradicated a century ago in the northern hemisphere continue to afflict mothers today? A mother is a being of priceless value, no matter where she is.

Fistula: A Horrifying Condition Affecting Women Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today, on International Women's Day, another woman will join the some 2 million others suffering from obstetric fistula. She will labor, perhaps a...

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

A Tragedy That Doesn't Have to Happen

Agnes Odhiambo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Agnes Odhiambo

If the G-8 countries embrace as a priority providing access to comprehensive reproductive health services and strengthening health system accountability, they could save the lives of millions of women and children.

Helping Women: Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

EngenderHealth focuses on far more than fistula repair and prevention. They are dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of people in the countries where they work.

A Healthy World Starts With Healthy Mothers

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

The launch of the Global Motherhood partnership between Johnson & Johnson and The Huffington Post offers the opportunity to give voice to the power of mothers as champions for the health and survival of their children, their families and, by extension, their communities.