Mother power makes for a better world

Mother power makes for a better world

Chantal Pierrat – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Boulder, Colorado, UNITED STATES, NORTH AMERICA: I always imagined what it would be like to have a daughter: pretty clothes, soft, fluffy things, pink ballet slippers. I imagined sharing all my womanly secrets with her and creating the most superwoman human being that ever lived. But instead I was graced […]

Who says American white men are better writers?

Who says American white men are better writers?

Kathleen Rooney – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Chicag0, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I’m not a math person, per se, but I can’t stop counting. When I’m doing a supposedly non-numerical act of reading I’m not counting titles read, or chapters completed, or pages left to go. Rather, I am tallying the genders and ethnicities of the authors […]

Preventing human trafficking takes more than just education

Preventing human trafficking takes more than just education

Jes Richardson (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Preventing trafficking and sexual exploitation is more than education; it is building deep friendships with people of all ages within our community and meeting their needs. Part of prevention is education, but the larger part is putting the education into action. Prevention Restoring the community includes […]

Solving the world's problems through the activism of girls

Solving the world's problems through the activism of girls

Lauren Hersh with Katie Cappiello – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It’s dark outside, 20 degrees, and we’ve taken to Super Bowl Boulevard in NYC with a team of teen girls who are passionate about ending modern day slavery.  They’ve traded their usual homework-filled Thursday night for hours of in-the-trenches advocacy. Bundled […]

Declaring women's rights as human rights

Declaring women's rights as human rights

Shiloh McCloud – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I loved everything about New York. The taste of lox and bagels. The Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. The call of the vendors. The conversations of the street sitters. The brash beautiful light shining on everything. The honking of horns and ringing […]

Modern slavery influences your life no matter who you are

Modern slavery influences your life no matter who you are

Cameron Conaway (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: If there can be celebrities of the anti-slavery movement, Ima Matul is certainly one of them. Her brutal story about being trafficked and rising to become a role model for survivors has been featured on CNN, and in 2012 President Barack Obama recognized her as a modern-day […]

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