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February 25, 2015

On March 8th, join us and thousands of women in the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network to celebrate International Women’s Day with our signature event—the  Global Mentoring Walk. Read More

Feb
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February 19, 2015   /  By Caroline Lentupuru, 2014 VV Lead Fellow

My approach to ending gender-based violence is unique in that it is grass roots. The model is based on the development of peer support systems.  Read More

Feb
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February 12, 2015   /  By Kirthi Jayakumar, 2015 VVLead Fellow

When I learned that a close friend had gone through FGM, I decided to dedicate my life to fighting the practice and changing its perception as an acceptable cultural norm. Read More

Feb
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February 05, 2015   /  By Andrea Romero, Project Coordinator, Marcela Loaiza Foundation

Many judges within the South American justice system do not understand that the “perfect victim” does not exist.    Read More

Jan
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January 29, 2015   /  By Zoë Dean-Smith, Senior Director, Global Programs

Mentoring costs nothing, apart from time. It is one of the most powerful gifts that one person can give another.  Read More

Jan
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January 22, 2015   /  By Mariela Ioszpe, Co-founder and COO of Educatina

We sat down with 2014 VV GROW fellow Mariela Ioszpe, Co-founder and COO of Educatina, to talk about what the economic crisis in Argentina means for her business. Read More

Jan
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January 14, 2015   /  By Cindy Dyer, VP of Human Rights

Instead, she described to me the grim situation where this man had confined her to his house, raped her repeatedly and forced her to have sex with other men for two years.  Read More

Jan
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January 13, 2015   /  By Alyse Nelson, President & CEO Vital Voices

What women leaders have taught me about being a great leader.  Read More

Dec
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December 10, 2014   /  By Alvin Allgood, COO Vital Voices

Our recognition of these men is important to me because violence against women is a human rights issue — not a women's issue.  Read More

Dec
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December 09, 2014   /  By Suaad Allami, Founder& Director Women for Progress Center, Sadr City

I felt compelled to help women, and I had the tools to do so, with my expertise in law, women’s issues and civil society development. In 2007, I founded Women for Progress in Sadr City.  Read More

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