Monday, January 19, 2015

SLIDESHOW: Women Behind The Civil Rights Movement

It must be said.--”Women were leaders in their own right! They were the adhesive for people gathering and spurred the direction of the 1960’s Civil rights Movement! [View the slideshow!]

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Interview with The Whole Works: Doing Business Differently!

The Whole Works Team-from left to right: Julia Marshall, Sadye Harvey, Janie Rich & Kelly Alford (Photo courtesy of The Whole Works)
Women For Action interviewed one of the founders behind a bright innovation called The Whole Works, a Public Benefit Corporation that plans to do business differently. Their “no business as usual model” will employ women a living wage for handmade designs in the USA. We asked how this would work. Read what Sadye Harvey had to say! [read]

Monday, December 22, 2014

SLIDESHOW: Women Who Made An Impact In 2014!

Here is our compelling list of women for 2014. Each one of them are innovators and courageous in their efforts. They sparked a massive conversation about women each in their own way. Read about these brilliant voices of 2014! [read]

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Interview with Deeyah Khan Award-winning Documentary Film Director and Music Producer

Photo courtesy of Deeyah Khan
‘Honour’ can be the most sought after, protected and prized asset that defines the status and reputation of a family within their community.  This burden weighs most heavily upon women’s behaviour. This collective sense of honour and shame has for centuries confined our movement, freedom of choice and restricted our autonomy. If you grow up in a community defined by these patriarchal concepts of honour and social structures, these are the parameters you are expected to live by. [read]

Monday, December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day: A Highlight & Awareness

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December 1st marks the key awareness day, World Aids Day, a day to highlight the status of  HIV and AIDS around the world. First launched in 1988, to alert the world that 2 out of 3 children who were living with HIV were not getting treatment. Today, thirty five million people are living with the virus. [read]