Youth Empowerment

10/16/13

Rhoda Chaima's Three Years in Secondary School

“Please Henry don’t talk to me in vernacular, I don’t want to be punished once my colleagues and teachers hear me talking our vernacular while in the campus.”

Rhoda Chaima

10/16/13

Girl Power at Its Best

When I left for Lalwi village, in Bahraich, to meet the girls of Ekta adolescent group, little did I know that I was about to discover a gold mine of inspirational stories.

10/16/13

Change Begins at Home

Thanks to the Join My Village maternal health program in India, women like Seema are learning about prenatal care and safe births in their local villages.

10/15/13

ICRW – Shifting Young Men’s Attitudes About Gender in the Balkans

Experiencing, witnessing and perpetrating violence is an all too common reality for boys growing up in this post-conflict environment, which is still marred by the violent breakup of the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

10/3/13

“Be a Man!”

The Yugoslavian Wars of 1991-2001 were based on national and ethnic tensions that resulted in numerous cases of gender-based violence, including mass rapes of women and sexual abuse against men and boys in prison camps.

10/3/13

Empowering Youth

Jacqueline Ntunzwenimana, 21, is a seamstress who operates her business out of her home in Musaga, Burundi.

10/3/13

Rosie the Riveter Would Be Proud of Maria Ester Landa

First she learned to weld toys. Then jet engines. Then she helped put a country back together.

10/3/13

Marie-Goreth's Mission

Marie-Goreth, 18, has never been to school. She cannot read or write. She wakes in the morning to walk almost one hour to a field where her family grows rice and sweet potatoes.

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