global issues

One Billion Actions: Empowerment on VDay

By |February 18th, 2016|

When you think of VDay, what comes to mind? For most people it is heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, roses and romance. What if VDay evoked images of strong, fierce, independent young women dancing and speaking out about violence against women?

That’s exactly what happened this Sunday, February 14th, in honor of VDay. We celebrated with millions of activist around the world […]

Urumuri Dadas

By |December 9th, 2015|

Habiba is 16. Her twin sister is already married and has two kids. She’s one of 16 children. Habiba says she isn’t married because she wouldn’t allow it. Her dream is to be a gynecologist to save young women from being cut – she has already saved 6. The look of determination in her eyes is inspiring and I […]

No biggie, it’s just the White House calling.

By |October 14th, 2015|

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Heidrick and Struggles and The First Lady, Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative. 
As part of Let Girls Learn, the First Lady has called upon organizations around the country to support adolescent girls’ education, in order to provide the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school with […]

Our choice

By |September 28th, 2015|

September 28, 2015

It’s the week where many wonderful organizations descend on New York City to celebrate their achievements. And many of them are quite incredible- providing the poorest of the poor with services that they quite possibly would otherwise not have chance to receive.  The world and President Clinton celebrate them and count them as the big wins that will […]