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Kenyan Women Embrace Table Banking to Break Out of Poverty

by Moraa Obiria –Kenya– A proverb of the Kisii community in Western Kenya says Bakungu bange bana, which means ‘women are like children’. The elders in […]

Business & Economy, Development, Feature Articles, Kenya, Poverty, Women's Empowerment

Cautious Optimism Fills India’s Women

By Aditi Bhaduri – India – On the 15th of August, India celebrated 67 years of independence from British colonial rule. A new wave of optimism […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Laws & Legislation, Politics & Democracy, Women's Empowerment

Mobilizing Religious Leaders to Combat Violence against Women in Turkey

by Meltem Ağduk and Nükhet Kardam – Turkey – Violence against Women (VAW) is a violation of human rights rooted in inequality between women and men. […]

Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Islam, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, The World, Turkey, Violence Against Women, Women's Empowerment

Islamic Versus Societal Culture in Pakistan

by Nidaa Shahid – Pakistan – The general perception worldwide about women in Islam is that they are oppressed and without rights. It is widely believed […]

Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Islam, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Women's Empowerment

Remembering Our Mother: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence

by Kimberly Amador, The WIP’s Associate Editor Saturday June 14th, 2014 was a beautiful, sunny day in my hometown in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada […]

Domestic Violence, Family, Feature Articles, Human Rights, The WIP Editorial, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Empowerment

Water, Dignity and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Kenya

by Gemma Bulos –USA– “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Kenya, Natural Resources, Poverty, Technology, The World, Water, Women's Empowerment

For Girls of Gangyap, Basketball Proves Life-Changing

by Chin Cabrido -Nepal- The young players’ hands are engraved with the names of celebrated Women’s National Basketball players. Though each displays a different champion, they […]

Feature Articles, India, Social Change, Sports, Teaching & Learning, The World, Women's Empowerment

Women Influence Surfing Culture: More Camaraderie and Fun

by Madison Salvati The WIP Summer Intern With the rise of women’s surfing in recent years, women no longer are shadowed by the male athletes who […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, Gender Equality, Sexism, Sports, Women's Empowerment

Agastya Science Center: Education and Hope from a Fountain of Knowledge

by Urmila Chanam –India– An outstanding organization neither stands on concrete pillars nor on the vision of its founder alone. Most often it stands on the […]

Feature Articles, India, NGO's, Science & Technology, Teaching & Learning, Women's Empowerment

India Discovers the Vagina

by Charukesi Ramadurai –India– First they promised to lighten and then they promised to tighten. Corporate India has suddenly discovered the vagina and cannot seem to […]

Feature Articles, India, Media, Science & Technology, Sexism, Sexuality, Women's Empowerment

The Courage to Create Social Change

by Katharine Daniels, Executive Editor One light amongst the darkness of the tragedy that befell Newtown, Connecticut and this nation last week is the collective outrage […]

Feature Articles, Gun Violence, Media, Social Change, The WIP, The WIP Editorial, Women's Empowerment

Zubeida Mustafa: Visionary, Pioneer, and Trailblazer for Women in Leadership

by Katharine Daniels, Executive Editor Post last week’s gains for women in the United States Senate and record numbers of women running for seats in Congress […]

Feature Articles, Media, Pakistan, Social Change, The WIP Editorial, The World, Women in Leadership, Women's Empowerment