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...
Meet Amy Barasch

Meet Amy Barasch

Search for: Meet Amy Barasch I was raised in New York City, where diversity is the norm, and curiosity, energy and ambition are in the drinking water. I searched for my own passion by working as a journalist in NYC and Paris. I wanted to make change, and when I looked...
Meet Myrna

Meet Myrna

Search for: Meet Myrna  WATCH THE VIDEO Originally from the Philippines, 44-year-old Myrna Niez came to New York in 2010 to marry the love of her life. Myrna’s first husband had died of cancer, leaving her on her own with their four young sons. She was devastated...

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