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12
Mar
2014

Bitter Or Better? The Choice Is Ours

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deanne mathewsBy Deanne Mathews

In 2004, I received a call from my brother in Canada telling me that our stepfather was dead. He had stabbed himself twice in the heart. He must have been in such great pain to have taken his life in this way!
 
Twenty-four hours after receiving my brother¹s phone call, I was on a plane flying half-way around the world to do something I would never have believed possible:
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06
Oct
2012

Mumtaz Kazi: Asia’s first woman diesel engine driver

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Mumtaz_KaziBehind every successful man there is a woman, they say. Who is behind a successful woman?

There are thousands and thousands of women who have taken hurdles head-on and excelled in their life, and are now pride of the family, the society and the nation at large. Mumtaz Kazi is one of them.

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01
Sep
2012

Come to People With a Pure Heart

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gayeGaye Adegbalola, one of the three amazing women that comprise Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, was militantly anti-white, until her then-young son and his best friend made her re-think her stance.

She tells the story during this short and heartfelt interview...

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02
May
2012

Kayaker Hoffmeister Conquers The Cape

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freya3Article by Joe Glickman.

No stretch of water on the planet is as feared as the legendary passage around Cape Horn.

Its gale-force winds, rogue waves, icebergs and summertime blizzards have sunk more than 800 ships.

Freya Hoffmeister intended to paddle around it, and was 2,333 miles into her attempt to become the first person to circumnavigate South America by kayak.

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28
Apr
2012

Acid Attack Survivor Katie Piper's Beautiful Face

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katie-piper-2007.jpgSusan notes: Barely concious, unable to speak, and in excruciating pain after having had sulphuric acid thrown in her face, 25-year-old model and TV presenter Katie Piper wrote a two-word note to her mother in 2008. "Kill me," it said.

Two years later, Piper created a foundation to help burn victims, is leading a full and happy life and is an inspiration to all whom she meets. 

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03
Apr
2012

A War Ends. A Woman's Fight Begins.

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Lian peace_agencyBy filmmaker Sue Useem.

Lian Gogali was born in a tiny village in rural Poso, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

She made herself a serious student and managed to leave the island and eventually complete her Master's Degree. During civil conflict in Poso, Lian came to live in the internally displaced camps with women and children. 

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23
Jan
2012

The Goddess Project: Three Women. One Country. Countless Goddesses Awaiting Discovery. Amazing!

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THEGODDESSPROJECTsmallThe Goddess Projectis a feature length documentary that captures the lives of empowered women across America.

Through the lens of three young women in their 20's, this film is an intimate look at the process of finding and harnessing one's own power.

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18
Dec
2011

Israeli Mom Protests For Palestinian Rights

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terry benningaTerry Benninga is an American-born Israeli mother of three who demonstrates for the rights of Palestinians.

She grew up in St.Louis, married when she was a student and settled with her husband in Jerusalem in 1969; it has since become her home.

Her two young adult children, Sarah and Zvi are activists who protest against Israeli laws that permit the occupation of Palestinian homes by Israeli settlers.

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07
Nov
2011

Gretchen Wallace (Changent/Fundraiser)

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Gretchen WallaceIt is 2004.  You’ll find me sitting in a one room metal shack owned by a woman named Zolecka Ntuli in a township outside of Cape Town.

I’d gone to South Africa on a personal journey to learn more about HIV/AIDS.

I spent a month crisscrossing the country, interviewing social workers, health care workers, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, academics, business leaders and individuals.

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30
Oct
2011

Halima Mohamed Abdel Rahman Tells The Story Of Her Brutal Circumcision As A Young Girl

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mutilation.jpgSusan notes: World Pulse, a website dedicated to highlighting global issues through women's eyes, is running a series of stories by women citizen journalists; this is one of them.

I was moved to tears when I read Halima Mohamed Abdel Rahman's personal account of female genital mutiliation.

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23
Oct
2011

7 Lessons From Making Love In The Kitchen

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meghan telpner

Article By Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Five years ago Meghan Telpner was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a condition that is commonly believed to have no cure.

She was given the options of surgery and medication for the rest of her life, still without the potential of a cure. Her doctor told her that diet would have no effect and that she would have to learn to live with it.

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08
Oct
2011

Lauryn Oates (Changent/Teacher)

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Lauryn OatesI basically divide my life by the year 1996.

Many important things happened that year, including the arrest of the unibomber, the discovery that mad cow disease was transmittable to humans, a blizzard that killed 150 people in the US, the start of the fighting in Chechnya, Yasser Arafat was re-elected president of the Palestinian Authority, and…

the Taliban captured Kabul and subsequently become the de facto governors of Afghanistan.

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08
Oct
2011

Women Create Peace in Liberia

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leymah-gboweeSusan notes: Speaking during the "Rape as a Weapon of War" panel at the Women in the World conference on March 12, 2010, activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee presented a novel idea for addressing the problem of rape in the Congo and elsewhere:

Michelle Obama should call a meeting of African first ladies whom Gbowee asserted, would "come running" at her suggestion.

Also see her story below the video.

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29
Sep
2011

Kyla Sews For Kenya

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BestatWorkSmallerArticle by Ella Kirk, Mom and teacher.

As a teacher, I think that it is vitally important to help empower the younger generation to have a positive impact on the world and to be global citizens.

As a parent of a daughter who has encountered extreme personal struggles, I find it is essential that I support her in all of her passions and for Kyla those are becoming a humanitarian and sewing. 

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14
Sep
2011

One Mom's Efforts Honour Her Son

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Sirdeaner L. Walker

Article by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti.

In a telephone interview to The Springfield Republican last March, Sirdeaner L. Walker said that when she had a moment alone with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House, she used the time to tell the president about her son, Carl Walker-Hoover.

Like any proud mother, Walker even showed the president the class picture of her 11-year –old son dressed up in a suit.

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