Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Great Impact of Nepal's Devastation


On 16 May, (left-right) Nita Tamang, 12, Salina Shrestha, 10, and Kusum Shrestha, 12, stand outside their school, Rajkuleshwor Lower Secondary School, in Bhimeshwar Municipality, Dolakha District, the epicentre of the 12 May earthquake. Photo credit: UNICEF
Yearly, more than 20,000 women and girls in Nepal are being trafficked to be sold into the sex trade and domestic servitude. Reports state that globally women comprise 49% of trafficked persons while girls make up 21%. Yet it is not uncommon to locate girls as young as seven being prostituted and sold. [read]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Interview with Global Women's Rights Activist and Artist Zainab Khan

Photo courtesy of Zainab Khan

Global change begins with local impact, and I became involved with national and international organizations all working in various dimensions and arenas, but aimed towards a common, shared goal: reducing gender disparity and eliminating violence against women. [read]

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Interview with Kiley Lane Parker, Director of Raising Ms. President

Courtesy of Kiley Lane Parker - Raising Ms. President

We’ve had girls and women say they are going to run for office. We've had teachers show the film in their classrooms and put it into their own curriculum, and we've had fathers say they think differently about how they speak to their daughters. [read]


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Interview with Jen Gurecki, CEO of Coalition Snow

Photo courtesy of Coalition Snow

Women are rightfully angered by the pay gap in the U.S., and that’s not going to change until we have more women executives calling the shots. We didn't start Coalition to only make a better ski – we started Coalition to move the needle. [read]

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Interview with Pam Erickson, Founder and Executive Director, Coastal Studies For Girls

Photo courtesy of Coastal Studies For Girls

We’re unique because we’re the only semester school in the United States doing this work with girls. We immerse our students in 4 months of intense living. They emerge with a better understanding of themselves. They press “pause” at an absolutely critical time in their lives. [read]

Monday, March 23, 2015

We Have a Problem, Human Trafficking


Potential trafficking victims are the most vulnerable of a particular society. Women, children, the poor or people in need, folks with disabilities and immigrants without legal status, are likely victims. [read]