As a young photojournalist in Pakistan, Mahrukh Pasha 's ambition isn't curbed by the limitations of her society. Inspired by the women and girls around her, she focuses her lens on images of strength.
Think you know what a leader looks like? Meet nine women and one male ally from World Pulse’s global network who are transforming their communities—and challenging traditional images of leadership along the way.
As Hummingbird witnessed death and destruction in her homeland of Syria, on the other side of the world her friend and mentor Sarah was mourning the loss of her family members. In each other, they have found healing and a way forward.
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.
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…