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[9 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
My sisters, my daughters, my friends, find your voice

Amie Williams
Culver City, CA, USA

“Armed with a few small grants, a lot of heart, and a creative posse of power-women and girls, we have expanded from our first graduating class of 20 girls in Soweto, South Africa  to over 90 trained girl reporters in Los Angeles, Chicago, South Africa, and Morocco.”
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“To girls and women everywhere, I issue a simple invitation. My sisters, my daughters, my friends, find your voice.” -Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
I love that the co-winners of last years’ Nobel Prize were all women, all from the non-Western …

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[7 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Three Little Words: I’m Like You

Cary Umhau
Washington, DC USA
“Women commit a form of violence against themselves by making assumptions instead of asking questions and by remaining silent at times when solidarity is needed to address challenges women face as a collective.”
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The only weapons we should use in a quest for peace are three small words: “I’m like you.” Women commit a form of violence against themselves by making assumptions instead of asking questions and by remaining silent when solidarity is needed to address challenges women face as a collective. Conversely, we women bring peace to …

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[7 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Women: You have an idea. Yes, and…?

Jenna Paone
Boston, MA USA
“From that point forward, we were all hooked! We were hooked on working together as a collective of women who are powerful and active world citizens. We looked around, impressed by our achievement and asked ourselves, ‘Yes, and what’s next?!’”
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There’s a basic theater principle that every actor who steps into an improvisation class learns: the rule of “yes, and?” What it means, essentially, is that in order to be a good “improv”-er, you’ve got to support your scene partners. So, for instance, if you step on stage …

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[3 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Take Action – Sign a Petition for Women!

Take action from your computer – sign a petition, and stand up for women around the world!

Support the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Why? To help women and families affected by violence and abuse to maintain access to vital resources.

Help Moms Fight Malaria. Why? Because Malaria is responsible for the death of 1 child every 45 seconds, and providing women support through microloans and education can help reduce this appalling statistic.

Stand Up For Women and Girls Around the World. Why? To show solidarity and spread awareness about the challenges women …

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