When the Supreme Court Justice spoke in Stanford, California, The Mercury News was there to capture her words of wisdom (as well as her photo, above). Among her insights: “If you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself…something that makes life a little better for people less fortunate than you.” […]
The Girl Effect is a concept that was initially created to illustrate the extraordinary potential of adolescent girls. Launched with a short film that caught the attention of global leaders at the 2009 World Economic Forum, the Girl Effect has since evolved into a global movement of supporters who believe girls are the most powerful […]
A child of segregation, a success at the bar Sharon Bowen knows what it’s like to be “the only,” the rarity. When she was growing up, Virginia’s schools were just desegregating. Nonetheless, just as she had in her “separate but equal” high school, she excelled when she went to University of Virginia and won a […]
Chime for Change is a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. The campaign focuses on using innovative approaches to raise funds and awareness for projects promoting education, health and justice for girls and women. To date, Chime for Change has rallied support through […]
New York, NY
Since America’s beginnings, women have united to create change—as they did with the famous suffragette parade held in Washington, DC on March 3, 1913, one day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. Led by the legendary Alice Paul and the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 5,000 marchers paraded up Pennsylvania Avenue. Thousands more people watched from the […]
Safe Horizon provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities.
New York, NY
The British actress, who came to fame in the Harry Potter films, has serious feminist credentials. So it makes sense that she started a book club, Our Shared Shelf, devoted to women-focused reads. One of the club’s selections: Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. If you want to get in on the discussion, […]
The presidential candidate tells how, with the help of her friend Melanne Verveer, she wove women’s issues into the larger fabric of American foreign policy. This article, on elle.com, is excerpted from Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.
The Immigrant Women and Children Project, run by the City Bar Justice Center of New York City, offers free legal assistance to immigrant survivors of violent crimes, including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking.
New York City
The Advocates for Human Rights is committed to improving women’s human rights throughout the world. Our Women’s Human Rights Program works tirelessly for sustainable change. We have worked in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Mexico, Haiti, and the United States. At the request of government […]