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.
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.
"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
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.