Inspiration

Photos from the Strong Women, Strong World luncheon

Last Friday, December 5th, Strong Women, Strong World was pleased to host World Vision’s 10th annual luncheon in New York. View all photos from the event.

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Jumping for Joy

Meet Gustavo, jumping for joy in Guatemala. Carrie Caddell, World Vision’s Marketing Program Administrator for World Vision’s relationship with Family Christian stores, just returned from Guatemala. There she met children including Gustavo, sponsored through a Family Christian store in Kirkland, WA. His smile was infectious and he enjoyed jumping with…

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Petals in the Dust

Did you know that… – 50 million girls have been eliminated from India’s population in the last century? – 7000 girls continue to be murdered daily in India? (from UNICEF’s “State of the World’s Children”, 2006) These statistics are disheartening. Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls is an…

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Feminism is not the “F-Word”

Last week I was given an academic award at my university for scholarship in feminist writing. I was incredibly flattered in receiving this award as to me, it was one of the best complements I have received. In my past two years of college I have been passionately spreading the…

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Joy Chose Me

by Marilee Pierce Dunker Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if…

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Gender Inequality-Not Just a Women’s Issue

Gender-based issues are often stereotyped into being a dilemma that should only be addressed by women. As I have written in previous posts, gender inequality is not just a women’s issue but something everyone should be focused on. Even though women are generally more effected by the patterns of gender…

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Anticipating International Women’s Day: Economic Empowerment of women from injera making

Increasingly, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Today we celebrate four groups of women in Ethiopia:…

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Anticipating International Women’s Day: Rhetoric Leads to Action

”The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts for all who care about human rights”- Gloria Steinem Saturday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. This day is intended for both men and women to celebrate and…

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Women’s Rights, Issues I Cannot Ignore

I have spent recent years trying to fully understand and grasp the idea of inequality. Perhaps I hold some humanistic beliefs, but I have never been able to understand how it is that humans allow other humans to suffer. I have become motivated and aware of the movement towards gender…

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Are we feminist?

Recently, I was asked if I would consider the work of Strong Women, Strong World “feminist” work. This question initially puzzled me. I am someone who identifies beliefs as a feminist, but after being asked this question, I started to think about how the work organizations do towards gender equality…

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