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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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“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” -Chimamanda Adichie Whenever I am asked the question, “why women’s stories?” Chimamanda Adichie’s TED […]






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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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How can YouTube Artists and Fans collectively work together to make the world a better place? Music for Pixels is a new campaign that was recently launched on April 1st 2012 by the Pixel Project,  and is the first social media-based music campaign to have YouTube artistes raise awareness about Violence Against Women through music […]






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Editor’s Note:  Guest Contributor, Eve Aronson is a freelance journalist and analyst. As a correspondent for IHA (Ihlas) News Agency, Eve covers the intimate and true story of a woman who was able to overcome and escape the world of sex trafficking.  Today’s blog will conclude a two-part post.  Feature interviews will include the President of Free the Slaves, and […]






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Editor’s Note: Jeremy Fokkens is a self-taught photographer from Calgary, Canada in both mediums of film and digital photography.  Jeremy travels extensively capturing images while fulfilling his appetite for adventure, cultures, and his love for portraying people around the world.  He hopes to inspire others through his imagery and story telling from around the world.  […]






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Location : Nepal Women LEAD Nepal is a growing organization, much like the population of young women they focus to empower. Founded by a few Georgetown students Claire Naylor and Claire Charamnac in January of 2010, this organization is grounded in their beliefs that by empowering women sustainable peace and development are possible.  Their vision is […]






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The Pixel Project is a global nonprofit organization utilizing social media and various virtual channels to fight Violence against Women.  Founder and President Regina Yau hatched The Pixel Project in early 2009 in response to an outcry for funding by the Malaysia Women’s Aid Organization.  Partnered with a wide range of organizations including Stirring the […]






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JAN Trust :  London Imagine being a woman relocated or forced to move in order to survive, suddenly finding yourself in a completely different environment and culture.  The barriers one faces in this type of situation include the inability to access employment opportunities, lack of social and economical status, poverty, depression, discrimination, and often violence […]






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