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Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World

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How women around the world are leading powerful changeWomen's progress is global progress. Where there is an increase in women's university enrollment rates, women's earnings, and maternal health, and a reduction in violence against women, we see more prosperous communities, better educated, healthier families, and the preservation of equal human rights. Yet globally, wome ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Jossey-Bass (first published May 16th 2012)
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Damaskcat
This is an inspiring collection of first hand experiences from women around the world involved in the fight for human rights. It shows how in the West we take so many things for granted – drinkable running water, the freedom to move around where we want outside our homes and the freedom to dress how we choose.

But this book is not just about what some would still call women’s rights – it is about human rights and specifically about women making a change in their world through their own leadershi
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Sara
Such an inspiration!! Women around the world are making a difference in other women's lives, many of them in human trafficking, probably the most abhorrent sin against women and children, and it's everywhere, even in the US. The fact that women are not valued as equal to men allows this to occur. We consider the US to be relatively equal but as we listen to those in political. religious and economic power, it's very obvious that we are only somewhat more equal than other nations and that there's ...more
Erin
Vital Voices started as a government initiative under the Clinton Administration with the goal of bringing women's issues to the forefront. Now, as a nonprofit, they work with women all over the world to develop leaders and support women's health, safety, education, and empowerment. Women make up half the world (or as a Chinese proverb puts it, holds up half the sky) and the more we invest in women the better our world can be.

What an inspiring read. The book is separated into 5 chapters, each a
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Lolo
I've read, analysed, and translated this book as my senior project so it goes without saying that I've loved it. It really is an inspiration for women everywhere and I was deeply moved by the courage of these women
Lynn
Vital Voices is a reference book full of powerful members in their organization and what the women have done. Created during the Clinton Administration by Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright, the book provides names, the accomplishments and the regions and countries where the women are working. Some are trying to bring Arabs and Israelis closer together through children's education. Another is trying to prevent Filipino women from being trafficked to Japan as "entertainers". Afghani women figh ...more
Jennifer
Powerful stories of amazing women leaders leading major change around the world.
Linda Lindquist-Bishop
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An important read for those who are interested in the growing global movement of empowering women and girls
Brittany Bennett
I learned so much about what women are doing for their communities all over the world. Such an inspiration.
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