Fighting for Girls’ Lives in India
Channel News Asia interviewed GWLN 2008 graduate Sandhya Puchalapalli who talks about her work to rescue abandoned girls and empower young women and girls in India. As the Founder and President of Aarti Homes, Sandhya has transformed the lives of over 10,000 young women and girls through training and education programs.
Stepping Out & Stepping Up: Freeing Women from the Sex Trade
As the founder of Life Bloom in Kenya, GWLN 2009 graduate Catherine Wanjohi is committed to helping women in the commercial sex trade regain their dignity through work in other ways. At a gathering in Palo Alto, she spoke about the new One Stop Center that was launched last year. Catherine has written three books about sex trafficking including a new one called "Stepping Out and Stepping Up".
Women’s INpowerment: The Most Important Tool For Change
On International Women's Day, GWLN 2007 alumni and founder of 4Girls GLocal Leadership, Jin In spoke at the third annual Global Tech Women Voices Conference about Women’s INpowerment. In her presentation, she shares initial findings from a recently launched global survey that explored the voices, values, and vision of today’s young women around the world. If you missed Jin's session, you can watch it now.
Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship and Market Access
At the Morocco Youth to Business Forum 2015, GWLN 2011 graduate Manal Elattir appeared as a featured speaker. As the co-founder and CEO of Anarouz Social Enterprise, Manal works to empower women through entrepreneurship and market access.
Healing Trauma Among Sex Workers and Their Families
GWLN 2009 graduate Catherine Wanjohi gave a workshop at Stanford University on "Community Involvement in Healing Trauma among Sex Workers and their Families". As the founder of Life Bloom in Kenya, Catherine's work is groundbreaking because she works on a taboo subject, not simply from the perspective of how to prevent HIV or STDs, but how to help women get their self-worth and dignity back.