Spotlights

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.

Issue 5 (October 2016)

India’s Mental Health Crisis

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.

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Issue 4 (June 2016)

A Bright Future for Burundian Artisans

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.

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Mighty Aphrodite

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.

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Issue 3 (March 2016)

Issue 2 (November 2015)

From the Favelas to the Soccer Stadium

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.

Changing the World one Film at a Time

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

Ruth Colian

Founder of first Haredi Women’s Party, U’Bezchutan

Lihi Lapid

Bestselling author; Journalist; Speaker on women’s issues

Anat Thon

Lawyer for Social Justice; Coordinator of the Israel 1325 Project; Program Director at Itach-Maaki

Dream Architecture for a Human Rights Museum

“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.

Racheli Ibenboim

Co-Founder of the First Hasidic Feminist Organization; Agent of Social Change

Rabbi Kinneret Shiryon

Feminist Spiritual Innovator; Community Leader; First Female Congregational Rabbi in Israel

Pnina Tamano

Former Knesset Member for Yesh Atid; First Ethiopian-Israeli TV Presenter; Lawyer

Linor Abargil

Advocate Against Sexual Violence; Lawyer; Beauty Queen; Rape Survivor

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