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Photos by Nancy Barnhart of Barnhart Photography What is Women’s Wellness and Integrated Social Health? WWISH is an organization I founded in 2008 that offers support to women, who are  or have been incarcerated, and who are facing adversity, crisis and transition.  Through workshops and my workbook, I help women understand their own power to […]






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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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Lumana, a non-profit organization based out of Seattle, reduces poverty and increase opportunity for individuals in rural Africa through microfinance, savings services, and business education. Currently focusing on the Volta Region of Ghana, Lumana acts as a partner when facilitating healthy, prosperous and economically resilient communities. Lumana’s fellows program gives volunteers the opportunity to make […]






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Mufindi Orphans, Inc. by Rebecca Kuntz 20 women sit in a circle on the ground. The hot sun shines down on their faces as they laugh and tell stories. Babies cling to their backs, wrapped in colorful cloths, as these women work. Their hands move in an intentional and flowing rhythm as the yellow reed […]






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Pace Center for Girls by Maisy Page   PACE Center for Girls began in 1985 with one Center in Jacksonville, Florida and now includes 17 Centers throughout Florida that serve over 2,000 girls each year. PACE began as a response to a realization in the community that girls involved with the justice system were either being placed […]






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December 10th is Human Rights Day; a day to acknowledge the significant human rights abuses still happening around the planet, but also a day in which to recognize the powerful efforts individuals and organizations around the world are making to address these brutalities. One such organization is the Roj Women’s Association. Founded in 2004 in […]






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Cross Cultural Solutions is one of the premier international volunteer NGOs based out of the United States. Founded in 1995 by Executive Director Steven Rosenthal, CCS has provided volunteer opportunities abroad to thousands of individuals. The programs are diverse not only in geographical location (CCS has local partnerships in 12 countries) but also in focus. […]






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Jolkona is a new tech non-profit based out of Seattle, Washington. The name ‘Jolkona’ means ‘drop’ in Bengali, giving one the image of a drop of water radiating outwards in concentric circles. Its mission aptly reflects this concept of the ripple effect. Jolkona “connect(s) people with global philanthropic opportunities and show the impact of one’s […]






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