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Education -- A Bridge to the Future

Daraja Academy | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Daraja Academy

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWithout a secondary school education, even the most modest dreams of improving one's station in life become just that: a dream.

Spreading Hope for a Better Future Through Education

Maeve Dunne | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Maeve Dunne

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn India, education is not a civil right but rather a privilege that young children dream and wish to be a part of.

Why It Takes So Long to Open a Safe House

Amirah | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe idea of creating safe homes in the U.S. that provide whole-person restorative care for adult trafficking survivors is surprisingly new, so there's no proven blueprint for how to do it.

Opening Opportunities to Differently-Abled Women and Girls

Arpita Mitra | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Arpita Mitra

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgDifferently-abled women are a doubly discriminated category in India: for being women and having a physical or mental impairment.

Inspiring Change Through Susan B.

National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgOur Women's Inspiration programs are workshops tailored for small groups of women who are in transition. Whatever their "transition," these women come to us for inspiration, and Susan B. Anthony provides it.

Restore Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking

Made By Survivors | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Made By Survivors

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn our experience, abject poverty is a common factor for victims of human trafficking.

On Her Own Two Feet: Providing Girls in India With Hope - and Job Skills - for a Better Future

International Center for Research on Women | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
International Center for Research on Women

By Jennifer Abrahamson Like typical teenagers growing up in a big city, Priya and Talat are on a regular basis exposed to tantalizing possibility and...

A Great Divide: Bridging Gaps Between Maternal and Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact

Maternity care and mental health care are both lacking in our otherwise incredibly developed nation. Combine these two and you have the perfect storm...

Nhi -- Holding Up 'Half the Sky' on Two Little Feet

Stuart Macleod | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Stuart Macleod

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgI know many people who have risen to greatness without suffering, but few of those exhibit the level of selfless altruism that I was exposed to in meeting the women and girls of Half the Sky.

One Goal: Decreasing Newborn and Maternal Mortality

Friends of Edna's Maternity Hospital | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Friends of Edna's Maternity Hospital

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgEdna Adan Ismail has literally committed everything she has to achieve one purpose: decreasing the newborn and maternal mortality rate in Somaliland and the Horn of Africa.

On Mother's Day, Let's Invest in Women

Diane Lane | Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact
Diane Lane

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgNeedless suffering and death can be avoided if women are invested in and valued culturally for more than just their reproductive capacity.

MotherWoman: Not Just for New Mothers

MotherWoman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact

My daughter was three when my son was born and for me, the early years of mothering felt like a kind of suspended animation: I could see the cosmos racing away from me outside my spaceship porthole.

Mothers Speaking the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act

MotherWoman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgI did not feel like a normal mother. I was happy with Liam but I was incredibly lonely. I could share that there had been a baby before Liam, but not in any mother's group or playtime was there the space for me to truly tell my story.

Fight Malnutrition by Empowering Mothers Around the World

Kathy Spahn | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgMalnutrition remains one of the world's most pervasive problems, especially for women and children. While it is our mothers from whom we receive our first nourishment, there are many who are unable to provide this adequately due to their own poor nutrition.

Beyond the Classroom: Girls' Education Is Critical to Ending Child Marriage But It Is Not Enough

International Center for Research on Women | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
International Center for Research on Women

Once again, I recently returned to my home base in Washington, DC after spending several weeks in Ethiopia's deeply poor, yet breathtaking, Amhara region. And once again I was inspired by the sheer enthusiasm and thirst for opportunity among an often forgotten group: child brides.

A Quiet Transformation: Afghan Women's Networking Movement

Afghan Institute of Learning | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Afghan Institute of Learning

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgA quiet revolution is taking place in Afghanistan. It is taking place in Learning Centers for women -- centers that have been requested and are supported by the community.

Why Invest in Women?

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Amy Schoenberger

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWomen in developing countries are finally starting to dream big. At young ages, they can dream of being entrepreneurs, politicians, business owners, community leaders.

Motherhood: Making a Positive Difference in the World

Heshima Kenya | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Heshima Kenya

There are currently over 600,000 refugees in Kenya's refugee camps, many of whom are unaccompanied, orphaned and separated refugee girls and single young women without family members.

Sanitary Pads: An Easy Way to Increase Girls' Access to Education

ZanaAfrica | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWhat would you do if you didn't have pads (or tampons)? Or, what would you choose not to do for fear of embarrassment?

Opportunity, Dignity and Hope for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Joy Bitonio | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Joy Bitonio

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgNo matter where you are on the globe, we are all women. Let's challenge each other to accomplish small victories that lead to real change by taking action now.

Women Rising Up in Congo

International Rescue Committee | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
International Rescue Committee

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe women in Congo have always been the backbone of the country. Yet traditionally they have not been granted a voice. Today, though the process may be slow and sporadic, things are changing.

Survivors of Prostitution Changed the Law in India

Apne Aap | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Apne Aap

In October 2006, a timid young woman in a bright blue sari named Kumkum Chettry, got up before a parliament committee in India, and described being kicked, punched, abused and raped repeatedly.

A "Volunteer Vacation"

Catalyst Foundation | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Catalyst Foundation

Catalyst Foundation has had amazing volunteers since July 1999. We have enlisted the help of hundreds of people from around the globe -- ones that found us during a random Internet searches, families that have adopted from Vietnam, young Vietnamese American college and high school students, war veterans, teachers and friends.

Sports and Fitness: A Source of Empowerment for At-Risk Girls

Girls With Sole | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Girls With Sole

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgBeing an athlete teaches you to get up when you fall, and to be resilient in times of pain or adversity. The at-risk communities and kids in the system have very little, if any, access to fitness programs.

The Power of Educating a Girl

Vivian Onano | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Vivian Onano

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgGrowing up in Kisumu, Kenya, life was difficult, but that did not hinder me from pursuing my goal of achieving an education. I knew that I could be of help to my community in Kisumu by working with the many children who yearned for education.