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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

Editor’s Note: Remember when the Stirring the Fire team was in Liberia documenting Foundation for Women‘s “All Liberian Women’s Summit“?  Phil Borges, STF founder, recaps the project for us and has the film they created with the young women leaders to share! This past August I traveled to Liberia to document a women’s leadership summit. Foundation […]






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The Girls’ Empowerment Workshop that took place at Eastside Domestic Violence Program on Sunday September 25th was pure inspiration.  Betty Makoni and Kathleen Milliken began by leading us through a thought-provoking self-reflection.  We were challenged to think of ourselves only in the positive – a difficult task for most people I know – and list […]






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Girl Child Network Worldwide is a grassroots NGO that originated in Zimbabwe in 1999 and now has chapters in several different countries.  Founder and Director, Betty Makoni, has dedicated her life to girls’ empowerment, specifically giving a voice to the voiceless: girls between 1-16 years old.  Starting out as a teacher, she recognized the need […]






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Interested in integrating women’s studies into your study abroad experience? Want to be a part of a cultural immersion program that involves environmental and social service volunteering, home stays, outdoor adventure, experiential learning and an opportunity for free travel? All the while, exploring cultural paradoxes and the differences in female culture of their home country […]






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One Heart Worldwide has established an effective, replicable and sustainable model to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth among remote rural indigenous populations. They work with local communities and local health providers to develop a “Network of Safety” around mothers and infants, by raising awareness, teaching good practices, and distributing essential medical supplies. They work […]






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