When Mariama Kandeh was a young girl, she never questioned her parents or culture. But when she began to think more about female genital mutilation, she made up her mind: It was time to speak out against harmful traditional practices.
"I hope that someday, the family—so highly esteemed in our social structures—will protect women and young girls, and stop apologizing for men when they have wronged women." —Lilian Lindani Mwaita Cirambadare
Following the release of No Ceiling’s report on the global gender gap, World Pulse called out to its online network of tens of thousands of grassroots women leaders from 190 countries to give voice to the data.
Working to help young women access higher education in Cambodia gave American social entrepreneur Alan Lightman insight to some of the struggles women face around the world, and the role that men can play in bringing change.
A former victim of human trafficking, today Myrna Padilla is using her success in the IT industry to create an online network of support connecting women and girls who might otherwise fall through the cracks.