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Malala Continues to Inspire: Local High School Art Society Auctioning Work to Support Women’s Rights

Posted on 04 February 2013 by

Painting by Christina He of Poolesville High School National Honors Art Society

Painting by Christina He of Poolesville High School National Honors Art Society

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On Generations: Curating Change with IMOW

Posted on 30 November 2012 by

This fall Mahnaz Afkhami curated On Generations for the International Museum of Women’s Curating Change exhibit. This exhibit features the voices of women leaders, filmmakers, and activists who curate their favorite stories from IMOW’s rich global archives.

Writing stories with my granddaughter opened me to her world of endless possibility. My childhood world was one of small wonders and many limits; hers is open-ended. We spend a lot of time opening windows into each of our worlds for one another. We share a desire for change and the willingness to do what it takes.

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Women Drive Change – Call for Women + Tech Photos

Posted on 01 February 2012 by

While I was already thrilled to be representing WLP as a participant in SXSW* this year, after just getting off a planning call with my co-panelists, I am even more energized for our event — only a few weeks away!

WLP Youth Tech Festival participants practice using tech for women's empowerment (2011; Amman, Jordan)

Our SXSW panel, “Women Drive Change: Tech in the Global South,” will discuss how women in the Global South are using technology in new and creative ways to change the world, from leveraging social media for political power, to using mobile technologies to start their own businesses, to breaking gender barriers with the support of tech-based tools.

But…we need your help! In preparing for our presentation, we are collecting photos related to the theme of “women and technology in the Global South” and would love to incorporate your contributions! So, PLEASE SEND YOUR PHOTOS either via twitter, using #SXFemTech or WLP’s Twitter account @WLP1, or via Facebook on our SXSW panel page. If you have trouble sending us a picture via Twitter or Facebook, just leave me a comment below with your email address and I’ll be in touch.

In addition to your photos, please share any articles, thoughts, or experiences related to women and tech in the Global South.

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your beautiful pictures!

For those who can make it to Austin on March 13, come join our conversation 3:30-4:30 pm at the AT&T Conference Hotel, Salon E.

For more information on the panel discussion and my amazing co-panelists, please visit our event page.

*For those of you unfamiliar with SXSW…
What started as a showcase for cutting-edge musicians has since morphed into a massive ten day event that essentially takes over the city of Austin, Texas and includes music, a film festival, and SXSW Interactive, which highlights new developments in the world of technology.

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Media, girls, self-cutting and no TV

Posted on 24 October 2011 by

The Miss Representation film came to our school for a screening and Q&A this week-end.

Much like Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex, Miss Representation warns of the danger and damage done by the media-advertising complex, especially for women and girls.

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WLP International Youth Day Honorable Mention: “Hey Sister” by Akhir & Norrye

Posted on 12 August 2011 by

The following is a music video submitted to WLP’s International Youth Day Contest, which was one of four selected to be in the honorable mention category.

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WLP International Youth Day Honorable Mention: “Майстерність не має статі”

Posted on 12 August 2011 by

The following video, submitted to WLP’s International Youth Day Contest, is one of four entries selected to be in the honorable mention category.

“Майстерність не має статі”
Submitted by GenderCamp, Ukraine

Click here to watch the video

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Can I Love Ballet and Still Be A Feminist?

Posted on 05 August 2010 by

As one of my teachers often teases me, I do love my ballet. I spend a lot of time doing it, or at least watching it, when I’m not flexing my feminist muscles during the workday. And during a moment’s diversion during one such workday, who would have supposed that Alastair Macaulay, the well-known and often reviled dance critic of the New York Times, would remind me of the conflict between these two passions?

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