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‘The abuse ends with me’

‘The abuse ends with me’

Pushana gently brushes soft kisses across her daughter’s brown cheek. Her toddler turns and gazes up at her. She reaches out her tiny hand, which her mother covers with another kiss. I first met Pushana four years ago in the Banchara community of India. She was still...
The $10 bill in your wallet can help fight for women’s rights

The $10 bill in your wallet can help fight for women’s rights

I don’t bake much, but when I do it’s usually at Christmas. I follow one of my grandmother’s most cherished recipes: her incredible, red velvet chocolate cake. It’s hard work to get it right, but it’s worth it because of all the memories that come flooding back with...
Caring About Women Should Start With Clean Water

Caring About Women Should Start With Clean Water

The more I learn about unsafe drinking water in the developing world, the more I realize how dissimilar my daily routine is from millions of women. At all times, I am within steps of clean water. Showering in the morning is as simple as twisting a knob. Cooking dinner...

Women, Water, and Hope for Equality

The hills of Rwanda tell a story all their own. It was here, 20 years ago, that a nation’s darkest chapter unfolded in a 100-day massacre that wiped out more than a million innocent victims. Memories of the hate-infused slaughter cast long shadows on Rwanda’s rising...

International Women’s Day: Our Time to Act

Today is International Women’s Day—a day designated to focus our attention on one of the most staggering evils of our time: the global epidemic of violence against women and girls. It has been said that the most dangerous phrase uttered around the world today...
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