Tag: Social Change

Women Communicating for Social Change is Way of Life

by Brittany Lane and Nükhet Kardam – USA – Entrepreneurship, or the process of starting a business or organization, has long been essential for healthy and growing economies. For the past several years, however, the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship

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#WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media

by Rachel Feldman -USA- As a woman director who has been working in Hollywood for 30 years, banging the drum for gender equity behind the camera, I am delighted by so many voices coming together in unison, protesting the downright

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Ditch Your Plastic This World Ocean’s Day!

June 8 is World Ocean’s Day! Kate Daniels Kurz, Executive Editor of The WIP, recently sat down with Sarah-Mae Nelson, Climate Change Interpretive Specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Nelson has been plastic free for over three years.  Plastics degrade

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Indigenous Interpreters Provide Missing Link for Natividad Medical Center Patients

by Kate Daniels Kurz, The WIP Director Natividad Medical Center, located in Salinas, California – the heart of California’s “Salad Bowl” – is one of the state’s 19 public safety net hospitals. Providing healthcare services to patients regardless of their

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Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Overcoming Rape-Related PTSD

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by Stephanie Koehler USA Stephanie Koehler is a journalist and photographer residing in California. She is also an advocate for the Rape Crisis Center. The goal of “Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence” is to unite women all over the

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For Girls of Gangyap, Basketball Proves Life-Changing

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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 have all accomplished the same seamless record of points, assists, and defensive rebounds that

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Netroots Nation: Organized People Defeating Organized Money

by Katharine Daniels Executive Editor, The WIP I just returned from San Jose, California after covering the eighth annual Netroots Nation. In 2006 I attended the first Netroots Nation, then called the YearlyKos. My progressive partner in crime was my

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In India, Prime-Time Hindi Soap Operas as a Vehicle for Social Change

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by Bhakti Bapat Mathew -India- It is 8 o’clock at night. A family of six – a mother, father, three teenage daughters and a young son – are all avidly watching the same TV show. Surprising? Not in India, and

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One Billion Rising Against Sexual Violence: Will It Be Enough for India?

by Chryselle D’Silva Dias -India- I was a schoolgirl when I first experienced harassment on public buses in Mumbai. I still remember the red double-decker #361, the conductor with the pock-marked face and thick black moustache not moving an inch

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One Woman’s Quest to End Violence and Empower Youth in Chicago’s Roseland

by Diane Latiker -USA- After eight children, 13 grandchildren, and two husbands, I was blessed with a passion that fills my soul. My mom raised me to be independent, married or not. She taught me to always stand for something

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