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Eclectic Pathways: Urmi Chanda’s Journey from Journalism to Peacebuilding

Urmi's Journey in Journalism Becoming a Culturalist Finding a Balance Message of Peace I’m primarily a writer-researcher and have been straddling the worlds of journalism and academics for over a decade. As a culture writer, I have been deeply committed to the arts and literature, and keep finding a way to engage with them. However, …

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How South Asian Nation Created a Platform for Empowering Brown Women | Divya Soneji

Building South Asian Nation The Importance of Diversity and Empowerment Message to Youth What was your vision for the south Asian nation and how has it changed? My vision for the South Asian Nation was to bridge the gap between diaspora and the homeland, places where our roots and ancestors are from. Before launching the …

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Shattering Unrealistic Beauty Standards: Shuchi & Sachreet

Envisioning an Equitable World Beginning of a Close Friendship Launching Power to Her Walking Toward the Path Ahead “You only get to live life once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” We were both born in India and felt the effect of patriarchal issues from an early age. It's very hard to …

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How Contemporary Young Women Are Defying Societal Age-Normative Timelines

Age-Normative Pressures Surrounding Women Redefining Adulthood Milestones A New Approach to Having It All From the time they were little girls, society has been reminding women that time moves differently for them, and that they should make hay while the sun shines because, apparently, they depreciate with age. Growing up, girls are constantly reminded of …

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The Sky of Dreams: Story of Our Very First Woman Skydiver: Rachel Thomas

Love for the Sky Becoming the Change Life as an Adventure Her Advice to Everyone From standing on the ground and feeling something deep inside me every time I thought about the sky, to becoming India’s first female skydiver, I could understand the restlessness I felt as a kid. Skydiving was in my blood since …

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It’s Manly to Be a Feminist

What Being a Feminist Actually Means Feminism Is Not Just Women’s Work Gender Equality Improves Men’s Lives, Too How Men Can Make a Difference as Feminists The word feminist can send many men into a cold sweat. Often, feminism is maligned in the media as radical, angry women making noise or claiming they don’t need …

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Rising From Pain to Providing Support | Priya Gupta’s Journey With Sarvpriye Foundation

My Childhood Awakening The Beginning of Sarvpriye Foundation My Inspiration to Continue Challenges Along the Way My Life Mantra Message to the Youth I was bullied during my primary schooling, lacked friendship bonds with my classmates, and, unfortunately, didn’t get any support from the teachers. It took some time, but I realized that I had …

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Boosting STEM Training for African Women

Boosting STEM Training for African Women: Why Tech-Related Skills Are Key to the Continent’s Progress

Around the globe, young women are discovering new opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through community training programs. However, the skills gap between men and women is still wide. As the world becomes more reliant on a digital tech economy, African women’s lack of technical skills is undermining their capacity to achieve their economic …

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The Life Journey of Natasha Josefowitz

Life as an Outlier Arrival at the United States The Beginning of My Life’s Work Being the Only Female Faculty at UNH Writing and Working for Women 95 Years of Achievements and Counting I was born in Paris, France in 1926. My parents were refugees from Russia having fled the revolution. Our home was a …

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