“Justice will prevail in our lifetime.  Every step, however modest, is worth it.”

Taina Bien- Amie' is the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW).  Taina is a first generation American from Haitian parents who met in the US.  She grew up a feminist, hearing about women's equality issues, violence against women and the importance of girls' education.  Her grandmother was a suffragette.  She learned... Continue Reading →

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“This is what democracy looks like”

The second annual Women's March took place this past Saturday, January 20th, 2018.  Reports indicate there were 200,000 people in NYC, 300,000 in Chicago, 500,000 in LA, 100,000 in San Francisco, 40,000 in Oakland and 10,000 in Washington, D.C.  International Marches also took place in Rome, Frankfurt, Osaka and Kampala.  Marches are being planned for... Continue Reading →

Optimism For Diplomacy

The release of five American prisoners held in Iran was the culmination of a sustained diplomacy between the US and Iran.  By directly engaging with Iran, the US was able to secure a landmark nuclear deal, lift the economic sanctions in Iran and secure a prisoner exchange program. There is hope that in this environment of... Continue Reading →

Courage from the Students

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/missing-nigeria-schoolgirls/schoolgirls-determined-despite-boko-haram-threat-n131276 It has been 2 months since the Nigerian School girls from Chibok were abducted.  Rather than closing down the schools in the area out of fear, this school featured in the video has reopened and resumed classes.  The students are learning, singing and praying. An NGO, called Operation Blessing, is supporting the school providing... Continue Reading →

A World at School

Over 500 young leaders are advocating for global education by joining a global youth ambassadors group recently launched by the United Nations.  Two of these youth ambassadors were shot by the Taliban in Pakistan over a year ago for going to school.  They have inspired others to join them to advocate for the millions of... Continue Reading →

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