Gender based violence

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 […]