Meet More Changemakers!
There are many ways to make a difference for women’s rights. Here, we are shining the Spotlight on courageous individuals, creative initiatives and dynamic organizations from around the world whose work for women’s empowerment is not yet widely known but is making a real and immediate difference in women’s lives.
Through her powerful photography, Sharon Attia explores ways in which collaborative culture – and boxing – can empower women and girls in male-dominated spaces.read more
Female plastic surgeons help disadvantaged women suffering from disfiguring conditions caused by domestic violence, war and accidents.read more
In Malawi, a sanitary pad can determine if a girl stays in school, if a woman keeps her job or if she manages to grow enough food to feed herself and her family.read more
People would ask me for my boss when they spoke to me, assuming it was a “he.”read more
Issue 5 (October 2016)
“This is a movement. And my work does not end here. It’s just beginning”, affirms Carmen Perez, one of the four national co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington.read more
La Vacuna highlights a new vaccine to protect women and young girls before they become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes most cervical cancer.read more
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. The AMERICAN Dream shows women tell their stories related to maternal health in the US.read more
In Ghana, only two out of every one hundred people suffering from a mental illness, have access to the support and care that they need.read more
India is currently suffering a mental health crisis. With only 43 government-run mental hospitals serving a population of 1.2 billion, resources are spread thin.read more
Issue 4 (June 2016)
With over 80% of Burundians living on less than $1.45 and 45% of young people unemployed, the organization Kaz’O’zah Art, empowers Burundian women with sustainable livelihoods to support their families.read more
Since the day when the first boat full of refugees landed on the shore in front of the Aphrodite Hotel on the Greek island of Lesvos over a year ago, Aphrodite Vati Mariola and her family have been immersed in the refugee crisis.read more
Refugee crisis by numbers. A selection of data about the current refugee crisis from around the Web.read more
A selection of films and documentaries about the current migration crisis and its impact on women.read more
Helping communities to become active participants in the global effort to reduce poverty and inequality.read more
Award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario features the experiences of three children displaced as a result of three different conflicts.read more
Ruthy Goes to Church portrays Ruth Jones, second-in-command of the Manenberg Church Brigade in Cape Town.read more
Issue 3 (March 2016)
The END Fund and Amani Global Works are implementing a program to control and eradicate neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in the island of Idjwi in Congo.read more
Edwina von Gal, founder of the Perfect Earth Project is raising consciousness about toxins in the environment and creating a demand for chemical-free landscaping.read more
Christiana Figueres, Co-Creator with world governments of one of the most important global environmental agreements of the century.read more
Chedino & Family is part of the project Proud Women of Africa, a collection of short visual stories that portrays the daily lives of remarkable women living or working in Africa.read more
Laura Azpilicueta talks about working as an executive in a male-dominated industry, and how solar energy figures in the future of our global needs.read more
Ginny Graves from Glamour had exclusive access to watch them train at NASA’s facilities in Houston—and talked about their epic adventure.read more
A selection of films and documentaries that showcase the impact of climate change and natural disasters on women.read more
Issue 2 (November 2015)
An all-female unit has been active in arming and training Yazidi women before sending them to the frontline.
“The women I photograph have fought, survived, overcome or simply ignored the obstacles that life has thrown at them.”
Like many teenager girls, they love lipstick and navigate the teenage years with a daily dose of drama. However, thanks to an international program called Favela Street, these girls are able to become fit, tough and talented soccer players.
A worldwide youth video festival and contest is helping to provide a voice to girls and young women whose films act not only as creative expressions of their own realities and the oftentimes critical issues that they face.
Issue 1 (August 2015) Profiles of Valor: Israeli Women Activists tell their Stories
Founder of first Haredi Women’s Party, U’Bezchutan
Bestselling author; Journalist; Speaker on women’s issues
Lawyer for Social Justice; Coordinator of the Israel 1325 Project; Program Director at Itach-Maaki
“The only one of its kind in the world,” boasts the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) that opened its doors last year in Winnipeg, the capital of the western province of Manitoba.
Social Worker; Peace Activist in Wahat al Salam
Educator, Mother, Advocate for Compassion and Peace
Co-Founder of the First Hasidic Feminist Organization; Agent of Social Change
Feminist Spiritual Innovator; Community Leader; First Female Congregational Rabbi in Israel
Former Knesset Member for Yesh Atid; First Ethiopian-Israeli TV Presenter; Lawyer
Advocate Against Sexual Violence; Lawyer; Beauty Queen; Rape Survivor