Meet Edna

Meet Edna

Search for: Meet Edna Edna Adan could have enjoyed the comfortable life of a retired World Health Organization official. But when she returned to her native Somaliland after a high-powered career, she found the newly independent country in disarray, its health care...
Meet Lila Igram

Meet Lila Igram

Search for: Meet Lila Igram Women and girls around the world face formidable challenges. They suffer disproportionately from poverty, conflict, and oppression. I wanted to do something to help. At the time, I was devouring articles in Fast Company magazine that...
Meet Rifkatu

Meet Rifkatu

Search for: Meet Rifkatu Rifkatu is a mother of six living in Plateau State in Nigeria. The region her family lives in is unstable and conflict-ridden, but the peace Rifkatu most urgently needed when we met her was in her home. Rifkatu’s husband, Jonah, would hit her...
Meet Laurie Adams

Meet Laurie Adams

Search for: Meet Laurie Adams Renowned writer and activist Alice Walker once said, “Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.” I have always identified with this quote and seen myself as an activist and agent of change. Years ago, when I was a student at...
Meet Ruvimbo

Meet Ruvimbo

Search for: Meet Ruvimbo  WATCH THE VIDEO In early 2016, Ruvimbo Tsopodzi and Loveness Mudzuru, two child brides, appealed to the highest court in Zimbabwe – the Constitutional Court – to amend the Marriage Act. The Act as it stood stated that a child of 16 could...
Meet Lakshmi Sundaram

Meet Lakshmi Sundaram

Search for: Meet Lakshmi Sundaram Each year, 15 million girls are married under the age of 18. Marriage is usually devastating for the well-being of these girls, and it also holds back the development of their societies. Despite this, very few people were talking...

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