Tag Archives: Leadership

IWHC’s Young Visionaries Contest: Empowering Young People to Change the World

Tweet Did you know that there are1.2 billion people between the ages of 10 and 19 in the world today-the largest generation of adolescents ever? As the Feministing community knows, around the world, strong and dynamic youth movements are gaining momentum–and so is the global agenda for human rights, social justice, and feminism. From Nigeria [...]
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Obama Lifts HIV Travel/Immigration Ban

TweetAbout. Damn. Time. Via The Advocate and Akimbo: “The United States is one of a dozen countries that bar people with HIV from entering the country,” Obama said as he announced the lifting of the U.S. policy banning travel and immigration to the U.S. by people who are HIV-positive. “If we want to be the [...]
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“Inventing Fire for the Second Time”: Convergence, Collaboration, and Compromise at CGI 2009

TweetAs you all know, Jos, Vanessa and I have been attending the 5th Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initative this week in Manhattan. We’ve put up several posts already about the event, including coverage of the opening session, photos from the first day, and coverage of Wednesday morning’s Plenary Session on Investing in Women [...]
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CGI in Photos (and a Few Words)

Tweet It’s Day 2 of the 5th Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan, and I’m sitting next to Jos in the press room trying to organize my thoughts on everything that’s been going on. I mean, wow. I’m surrounded by conference participants, which range from diplomats to heads of state to movie [...]
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“The women of Afghanistan are empowered.”

Tweet The Feministing crew is still at the Women & Power retreat at Omega. Kicking off today’s speakers is Sakena Yacoobi, who founded the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) in 1995. After the Taliban closed girls’ schools in the 1990s, AIL opened underground home schools and women’s learning centers. Today AIL is still working to [...]
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