Madeleine Bwenge has worked all her life to preserve and protect the environment in a country rich in natural resources but mired in conflict. She empowers women to participate in the environmental decisions that affect their lives.
Behind the statistics, girls worldwide are using digital media to speak their minds and bare their souls. The force of their voices are staggering—the reality of their untapped potential for global leadership impossible to ignore.
The strength of Anab Mohamed’s forward thinking female relatives inspired her to make the most of her education. Now she carries that legacy forward through her own outspoken advocacy for girls in her community.
As a child growing up in Northern Ireland, Aoife faced both the pain of living in a conflict zone and the pain of being sexually abused at the hands of her father. She has found solace and healing in the art of meditation.
These women are sharing their stories and calling on the international community to take action. Meet six of these courageous survivors who each bring strong recommendations for moving DRC toward peace.
The day the rebels seized the large town of Goma, threatening to ignite more bloodshed and misery in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, I couldn’t stop pacing and shaking. Although I have no relatives there, my sisters…