February 2013

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

Women LEAD: Sonu's Story on Street Harassment in Nepal

The picture above is of a flash mob raising awareness on street harassment on January 12 with LEADers, School Leadership participants, and other girls from our partner-schools participating. In honor of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, we asked our staff and participants to share stories about

International Women's Day. Let's Talk!

As I’m sure most of you are aware, there are a TON of days dedicated to celebrating, commemorating, and advocating various causes and/or achievements worldwide. I happen to think this is a wonderful thing. These days give advocates a chance to unite around the world

Sanitation To Education – Inspiring Story of A Girl

Our campaign, which is to spread an promote awareness regarding sanitation, water and its effect on girls’ education has taken us to a school in a nearby urban slum area that is located in Gurgaon, India (New Delhi, National Capital Region). As a part of

Fawzia Koofi: Leading Afghanistan into a New Era

In third grade, my teacher taught our class a song where the lyrics stated all the U.S. Presidents in order, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. To this day, I still know (and occasionally sing) the song, with every election adding the newest incoming male

Women LEAD: Sophiya's Inspiration

We asked our participants to name one woman who inspires them. Sophiya chose to highlight Jhamak Kumari Ghimire, a Nepali writer. For more information about Women LEAD, visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter. The woman that inspires me the most to follow my

Voters of Dependency

“Voting has become an empowering act for women. It gives women the feeling that they are independent to do what they want.” The words came from Smita Gupta, deputy editor at The Hindu, right after the five state elections in India 2012. The five states

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