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An Interview with Activist, World Traveler, and Women for Women International President Laurie Adams

November 6, 2017 in Women For Women

 

The United Nations has committed to achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls everywhere by 2030. Some specific targets include ending all forms of discrimination against all women, eliminating all forms of violence against all women, ensuring women’s full and effective participation in public, economic, and political life, and ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health resources and reproductive rights. Considering that over 60 million girls were out of school in 2013, one in three women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, and women hold on 20% of positions in government worldwide, these are challenging targets that will involve the efforts not only of international governments, but grassroots organizations as well.

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When women are isolated, they are vulnerable. Join the global sisterhood, urges Dame Helen Mirren

July 15, 2017 in Women For Women

 

I have a sister: her name is Vestine, she is 23 years old, a mother of one and she lives in Rwanda, a country that is gradually rewriting its 20-year legacy of genocide and violence. We share no other relatives, we have never met, and we’ve only communicated by letter. Before we became sisters, Vestine was living hand-to-mouth: her daily income was less than 17 pence and she struggled to keep herself and her baby daughter healthy.

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