Security & Stability
Tuesday, February 05 2013
What is one thing you can do to empower more than 3.3 billion women and girls in the world? Here are great suggestions from leading women of the Nike Foundation; Harvard University; The Coca-Cola Company; Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State; the U.S. Agency for International Development; and the nonprofit, Heart of Africa.
Written by Megan Blevins Tuesday, February 05 2013
Did you know that one billion women – one in three women on the planet – will be beaten or raped during her lifetime? On Feb. 14, 2013, activists around the world will “strike, dance and rise” for V-Day One Billion Rising, the global invite for one billion women and men to rise up, dance and demand an end to violence against women.
Written by Edit Schlaffer and Laura Kropiunigg Tuesday, December 11 2012
Last week, amidst the latest violence, Edit Schlaffer, founder of Women Without Borders, traveled from Vienna to the West Bank to talk to mothers in Ramallah, Hebron and Jericho. Here Schlaffer shares details of the trip, which included time with Maysoun Qawasmi, the fearless architect of the first wholly female list of candidates for the upcoming local elections in the deeply conservative city of Hebron.
Written by Jan Turner Tuesday, July 24 2012
More than one in three Native American women have experienced rape or attempted rape, according to the Department of Justice. Once revered and protected, Indian women now live in a world where rape is normalized, and they carry a shame that is intergenerational. The unwillingness of the victims to talk about their experiences has resulted in daughters who are afraid and don’t know why.
Written by Edit Schlaffer Monday, July 23 2012
Edit Schlaffer, founder of Women Without Borders, is just home from Pakistan where she spoke privately with women who shared stories of manipulation and misery and of their lost men – their husbands and sons who failed to escape terrorist networks and are now missing.