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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 change
Women'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
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Jossey-Bass (first published May 16th 2012)
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Lamia Al-Qahtani
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كما قالت روضة الحاج: "وجعي على وجع النساء"
Yasmeen AlShahidy
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب مُحفز ومُلهم لأي نسويّة، زوّدني بالأفكار المبتكرة وامدني بالقوة من خلال عرض قصص نسويّات من مختلف بلاد العالم، عانيّن الكثير من أجل التغيير والمساواة، انتهى الكتاب في خلال أيام قليلة، تجربة ممتعة وملهمة.
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
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
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
A read for college class. Some parts were interesting some dragged on. Discusses influential women and some circumstances they overcome around the world
Powerful stories of amazing women leaders leading major change around the world.
Linda Lindquist-Bishop
Jul 18, 2012 is currently reading it
Shelves: women-s-issues
An important read for those who are interested in the growing global movement of empowering women and girls
Brittany Bennett
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I learned so much about what women are doing for their communities all over the world. Such an inspiration.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it
رغم حماسي في البداية إلا إنه ماكان مثل توقعاتي، جيد عمومًا.
Lulu Lulu
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
هذا الكتاب تحتاجه كل فتاة
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أحببت الكتاب و فكرة الكتاب ككل .. انه يشعرك كامرأة انك تستطيعين فعل أي شيء تريدينه .
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent! Alyse is one of the most influential and important change-makers of our time. She has accomplished much that has positively impacted thousands of women around the world. A must-read for inspiration and good vibes.
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Alyse Nelson is president and chief executive officer of Vital Voices Global Partnership. A cofounder of Vital Voices, Alyse has worked for the organization for 19 years, serving as vice president and senior director of programs before assuming her current role in 2009. Alyse has worked with women leaders to develop training programs and international forums in over 140 countries and has interview ...more
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