In the wake of the recent murder of Honduran activist and Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Cáceres, World Pulse community member Beverly Bell pays tribute to her friend's social justice legacy.
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.
Nigerians with disabilities face steep challenges to participate in elections. Emmanuella Akinola is working to change that. My fear was not the violence, but the exclusion. The stampeding at polling booths, misuse of…
As the shadow of modern-day slavery darkens across the globe—with perhaps as many as 27 million caught in its grip—more and more survivors are stepping out to design solutions and cast light on the root causes. At 23, I…
When Dulce Marlene Contreras started her organization with seven of her friends, she had just one thing on her mind: helping the women in her rural corner of Honduras protect themselves from domestic violence.
With peace talks beginning between Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, the world is looking for signs of hope in the Middle East. From a ship in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Mairead Maguire stresses the role for nonviolent activism.
When Didi Bertrand Farmer returned to Haiti, she was unprepared for what she saw in the tent cities: an increase in sexual violence; mothers forced to leave their vulnerable daughters; young girls, pregnant as a result of rape.
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.