Famine in Africa: The Underreported Facts

By now, many of you have likely heard about the famine that is gripping regions of four countries in the Horn of Africa including Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti. See my post from earlier this month for more background. Recently added to this list is a sliver in South Sudan. To date, approximately 12 million people […]

Weekly Wrap Up: May 16, 2011

Women in the “New Egypt” A well-known Egyptian TV host and activist, Buthayna Kamel, announced her intention to become Egypt’s first female president. Kamel is known for her propensity to discuss taboo topics such as sexual relationships and domestic violence. She is also an outspoken advocate for  democracy and fears that women will be left out […]

Weekly Wrap Up: April 10, 2011

Two Calls for Attention on Congo Say No UNiTE, one of the UN Bodies addressing violence against women, released a video this week of Eve Ensler speaking at a Jewish Community Center in San Francisco about one of her latest projects, City of Joy. The City of Joy is a community in the Democratic Republic […]

“Nothing Remains Hidden”

I am sure that many of you have, by this point, heard the latest news on Eman al-Obeidy. In case you don’t yet know the name, she is the alleged rape victim who burst into a room of foreign reporters in Libya almost two weeks ago to tell her story of gang rape at the […]

Weekly Wrap Up: March 27, 2011

Men Taking Action At a small college in Dallas, Pennsylvania, college men are taking a stand against violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Well, technically they took a walk. Thirty male students of Misericordia University adorned themselves with high heels and participated in a new event called “Walk a Mile in Her […]

My Inspiration: A Powerful Woman

In my last post I asked for you to tell me who inspired you – thanks for your comments and tweets! I also promised to tell the story of a woman who inspires me. The CARE Conference is invigorating on so many levels and hearing the stories of women who have overcome monumental barriers is […]