This is my BADASS WOMEN ISSUE #1.
This issue was inspired by a friend who was requesting information on how to help refugees. I decided to dedicate this issue, and many more to come, to the women who are taking matters into their own hands, and making significant changes in the world where progress is desperately needed. They are not waiting for someone else to do it, they are stepping up where not many others will. Thank you badass women. THANK YOU.
I know we all know that some really horrible things are going on all over the world and one of the worst is what is happening to the human beings who are trying to escape war – torn villages and cities to find a better life for themselves and their families. Here are some details below to help you figure out what is really going on and ways to help. We can’t survive alone, we must depend and rely on one another.
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I found this series in my research and it truly speaks to me because it’s the kind of media that I want to create, share and support. See for yourself how investing in women can change the world.
Investing in women is smart economics. Research has repeatedly revealed that whenever women are actively involved in their local economies, a positive ripple effect is felt throughout their communities.
But how does this actually work and could it be the solution to the extreme poverty that continues to plague millions of people around the world?
This series seeks to find out by following six women who are doing just that – in Kenya, Brazil, Ghana, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea and Rwanda.
This amazing filmmaker is using her talent and media to advocate for women, by turning the spotlight on men.
She fights for the rights of women by telling stories about heroic men.
“The struggle to end violence against women has always been carried out by women activists,” says Samar Minallah Khan, who makes documentaries about gender-based violence in her native Pakistan.
“Women have worked very hard to bring awareness, but it will never be enough.” That’s why she brings men into the picture. And her approach has won acclaim from both men and women.
This young girl is so badass. Trisha Prabhu is the inventor of ReThink. She saw a massive problem, that is literally killing our youth, and decided to do something about it.
ReThink is a software program that recognizes when users enter phrases often used to cyberbully into a computer—and displays a pop-up window asking the writer to reconsider. The Chicago high school student’s own studies find that a simple prompt (“Are you sure you want to send that message?”) is enough to discourage its teen users from sending nasty missives a whopping 93 percent of the time.
This badass girl is using her talent to make music videos that call out local hypocrisies and injustices in India. Watch and love. She is so super cool!
Can I move to Berlin? Please? Can I be friends with these women? Please? One drunk night leads to a concept and execution that is amazing and SO NEEDED! Thank you, Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski. Thank you!
A documentary just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers, that follows 140 women peacekeepers from on their third deployment to Haiti from June 2013 to July 2014. It also serves to communicate how important it is to have women leading and represented in UN Peacekeepers units.
Women and children in conflict zones are an an extremely vulnerable population — they need to be patrolled and protected and the presence of women can help ensure that. Also, women tend to feel safe when they talk to other women about issues they might be having, particularly if there’s any sort of sexual abuse in their community or from anywhere.
These women are…you guessed it…BADASS
You’re welcome. 🙂
At Project:Women we LOVE Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. They rocked it again at the Emmy’s this year, asking celebrity women real and empowering questions through their #AskHerMore campaign. Funny, real, inspiring and sometimes emotional, it’s so nice for these women to be asked questions about more than just what they are wearing.
I can’t have an issue highlighting BADASS women without including my girl, MALALA!
Featured image (at top): Superman superhero symbol created on a woman’s lips by photographer Jonathan Knowles and makeup artist Celine Nonon.pinterest.com
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