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Mother's Day From Near and Far

Maryam Zar | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Maryam Zar

On the approach to Mother's Day, there's the frivolous smell of flowers in the air, the spur of reservations abound and the light giggle of moms antic...

All Women Have a Carmen Within

Amancay Tapia | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Amancay Tapia

Believe there is a "Carmen" lurking inside most of us and getting her out from time to time is particularly important in relationships, where we tend to see things with rose-colored glasses and ignore the red lights telling us to stop and change direction.

This Year on International Women's Day Let Us Resolve to Come Together and Amplify Our Voice

Maryam Zar | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Maryam Zar

When I first started Womenfound, if I ran a Google search for "women's organizations," I wouldn't get much of what I was looking for by way of aid organizations. Today if I type the same search term, Google will deliver pages and pages of relevant results for me.

A Dollar a Day

Ritu Sharma | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

Since I started my Dollar-a-Day trips, women around the world have opened their homes to me. They've offered me a place to sleep. They've allowed me to work alongside them in the fields and sit at their tables and talk with their families over dinner.But most importantly, they've taught me important lessons about generosity, perseverance and community.

Raising Women's Voices

Women Thrive Worldwide | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Women Thrive Worldwide

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgFar too often, global decisions about poverty and developing countries are made without accounting for the needs of women and girls. So what's the solution?

Putting An End To Gender-Based Violence In Haiti

takepart.com | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact

It’s appalling. In some countries, up to 70 percent of women will experience some form of violence in their lifetimes. But earlier this month ...

12 Days Of Giving To Support Women And Girls Globally

Stephenie Foster | Posted 02.24.2012 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

As we begin the Twelve Days of Christmas, and mark the fifth night of Hanukah, here are some organizations I recommend that help create sustainable change for women and girls worldwide.

Do Americans Care About Violence Against Women and Kids?

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

As scary as it is to admit, I don't think Americans care much about violence against women and children.

Take Action on IVAWA Now to End Violence Against Women

Ramona Ripston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ramona Ripston

The ACLU of Southern California is joining hundreds of women's NGOs around the world in calling for the enactment of this bill, known as International Violence Against Women Act.