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...
Fight Genital Mutilation

Fight Genital Mutilation

Search for: Caption: First Lady of Benin Claudine Talon (left), First Lady of Burkina Faso Sika Kabore (center), First Lady of Niger, Lalla Malika (right) These first ladies vow to fight “barbaric” genital mutilation Around the world, there are at least 200 million...
Global Grassroots

Global Grassroots

Search for: GLOBAL GRASSROOTS  WATCH THE VIDEO Women, by nature of their role as the primary caretakers of their families and communities, have the greatest insight into the serious issues facing society at the grassroots level — they intimately understand...
The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water

Search for: The Weight of Water On Women and Girls Throughout many of the regions currently involved in conflict or the process of rebuilding after, a profound lack of access to safe, clean water compounds many of the issues facing women and girls, and their...
Meet Lady Naa

Meet Lady Naa

Search for: Mrs. Naa-Morkor Abrefa Busia was born on April 5th, 1924 in Accra, Ghana… At age 16, she was admitted to the newly established three-year midwifery-training course at Korle-Bu Hospital, and graduated among the first hospital-trained midwives in the...

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