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A lesson from Cameroon in letting go of fear
May 23

Kah Walla, presidential candidate in Cameroon’s 2011 elections, shares her story of being kidnapped before the election and the lesson she drew from it about letting go of your fears.

Nigeria to host African Business Women's Advocacy Forum: Women's Leadership—Why Africa is Rising
May 20

Vital Voices and WIMBIZ will host the Supporting Public Advocacy for Regional Competitiveness (SPARC) Program to highlight businesswomen's advocacy for economic empowerment in Africa.

The Importance Of Women In The Boardroom: Q and A With Baroness Mary Goudie
May 20

Baroness Mary Goudie shares why she's working to increase the number of women in corporate boardrooms and raise awareness for gender equality and women’s rights.

UN Member States appraise Global Action Plan to combat human trafficking
May 13

Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson addressed the UN General Assembly, advocating for the implementation of key anti-human trafficking treaties.

Politics is not for superheroes
May 08

Vital Voices honoree Laura Alonso, an outspoken congresswoman in Argentina representing Buenos Aires, shares her thoughts on leadership.

What are Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez teaming up for?
May 02

Jennifer Lopez will join Beyoncé at ‘The Sound of Change Live’ concert, part of the CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign advocating for women and girls worldwide.

Malala's global voice stronger than ever
Apr 30

Malala's story has raised global awareness of girls' education, and now that she's out of the hospital and back in school, she is determined to keep fighting for equality.

Women in Southeast Asia: From Poverty to Prosperity to Prominence
Apr 29
U.S Embassy announces awardees of this year's Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Programme
Apr 24

Ms. Anne Amuzu of NandiMobile and Ms. Eunice Ogbogu of Eugo Terrano will participate in the 2013 Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Program.

Kay Krill: My Unusual Path to the C-suite
Apr 15

ANN INC. CEO Kay Krill, a product of mentorship herself, writes about the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative and the power of women mentoring other women.

Malala's first grant will educate 40 girls
Apr 08

Malala Yousafzai announced the first grant of the Malala Fund, to educate 40 girls in Pakistan.

Cambodia's women activists are redefining the housewife
Apr 02

Vital Voices honoree Tep Vanny, a self-branded housewife who is leading the charge in Cambodia's battle against forced evictions, is challenging both human rights abuses and societal norms.

A Global Mission to Fight Sexual Violence Against Women
Apr 02

Vital Voices Vice President of Human Rights Cindy Dyer's priority is her lifelong mission: the fight on violence against women and human trafficking. And her field? “Our field is the world."

Male voices speak out to end violence against women
Apr 01

The Kant Brothers, three of our 2013 Global Leadership Awards honorees, are fighting on the frontlines to end violence against women in India. 

The price of land development in Cambodia
Mar 29

Tep Vanny has become a leader in the protest against the displacement and mistreatment of thousands of Cambodian families by land developers.