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This story originally appeared on worldpulse.com, an action media network powered by women from 190 countries. World Pulse’s mission is to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Through their growing, web-based platform, women are speaking out and connecting to create solutions from the front lines of today’s most pressing […]






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Moving from the macro topic of gender equality to more of Phil’s individual approach in his work, we offer the rest of the interview. (Questions in italics.) As a photographer you’ve had to learn the art of approaching individuals not only for a photograph but also for interviews. How do you approach women and girls […]






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As a Stirring the Fire volunteer over the last year and a half, I’ve enjoyed several conversations with STF Founder Phil Borges about his work. However, more people than myself need to hear the inspirational and visionary aspects he brings to his work, so we decided to have actual interviews on several topics with him. […]






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Editor’s Note: Our Fellowship Recipient Emily Lohmeyer has another installment to this weeks update from SURE 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya.  Emily has been been at Sure 24 since late December, and has been talking to the women and girls of Sure 24 who are interested in sharing their stories, below is Mama Shiro’s […]






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Editor’s Note: Our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer has been living and volunteering at Sure 24 since Dec. 29th.  Sure 24 is a local orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya taking in children and giving them a safe place to stay, receive education, clothing, food, and the chance for a future.  Read more about Emily’s experiences and the […]






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Nyumbani – Home December 29, 2011 I’ve finally arrived at my long awaited destination: Nakuru, Kenya. I left Sure 24 Children’s home two and a half years ago. With the support of a grant from Stirring the Fire, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to return for the newest addition to Sure 24, a brand […]






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Ethiopia: Selflessness

Editors’ Note: Photographer, Joni Kabana, is reporting back to us from Ethiopia while documenting the work of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital. Addiss talks with each woman, giving swift advice and health care diagnosis as she recognizes issues. One by one, the women come in to the makeshift clinic, exposing their vulnerabilities and asking many questions. Every woman […]






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“If you educate a man, you educate an individual. If you educate a woman, you educate a family.” -African Proverb I had the privilege of working with women and girls in Southern Sudan during the summer of 2010. During that time, I conducted lots of interviews which I later transcribed, wanting to hear more about […]






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My name is Danielle Prince and I volunteered the summer of 2010 with The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation.  How can I sum up all the pieces of my experience in Southern Sudan during my 5 weeks there?   I am forever touched and changed by the women and girls I worked with.  Despite the intense heat, […]






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New Advances to Empower Girls

Recently many organizations announced new campaigns and commitments to empower girls. The Clinton Global Initiative had their annual meeting Sept 21st-23rd.  Empowering girls and women is one of their action areas.  It is so promising to see such an influential group of people gathering and discussing gender issues, including Isobel Colemen, Madeleine K. Albright, Wangari […]






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