Global Women's Project | Wed, Jun 24, 2015

How is Technology Interrupting the Business Model of Human Trafficking?

According to the Economist's report on human trafficking, women suffer most severely. The report says, "victims of international trafficking are women forced into some form of prostitution." In Europe and Central and South Asia, women, often previous victims of trafficking, are expected to recruit other women. The BBC reports of USSD technology being applied to camouflage text messages and allow local authorities to locate a phone.

Global Women's Project | Wed, May 28, 2014

GWP Mourns the Loss of Maya Angelou's Powerful Voice of Hope

With courage Maya Angelou led women around the world to examine their lives within a context of hopefulness. Her words, actions, and her performances on the global stage provided opportunities to experience her confidence in the human spirit to soar above oppressions and abuses. The Global Women's Project reflects upon Ms. Angelou's contributions to improving awareness of the need for gender equality. We encourage our friends to take a moment to remember her voice and to read her work at the Poetry Foundation. (photo credit: CC/Flickr/Troy Talbot)

Global Women's Project | Fri, Apr 18, 2014

GWP Looks to Pope Francis's Model of Courage Serving Women and the Poor

“During Holy Week and throughout the Easter season, we are called to remember the life of Jesus, and to contemplate the courage of those who stood in solidarity with him, including his mother Mary. According to Pope Francis, “Whenever we look to Mary, we come to believe once again in the revolutionary nature of love and tenderness.” (APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION EVANGELII GAUDIUM, November 2013) Photo by Tom Gomez/Reuters/Londoy


Global Women's Project | Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Women in India: Cultural Erosion and Violence Among the Santhal Tribe

Today we will examine the West Bengal gang rape case through a cultural lens and shed light on some of the factors involved. Although there are a series of complex cultural and ethnic underpinnings to the West Bengal gang rape case, this has been seldom mentioned in the media. Photo/Sudiptorana//CC 

Global Women's Project | Tue, Feb 18, 2014 Raises Awareness of Violence Against Women with Network of Events

Global Women’s Project Director Deva Fall Kemmis, Ph.D., today praised the tremendous success of the One Billion Rising campaign, which took place across the globe this weekend.  Kemmis said, “I commend everyone who stood up to take down gender-based violence this Valentine’s Day weekend. The image we share with you is from the Cairo event."  

Global Women's Project | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Global Women's Project Affirms Mandela's Commitment to Social Equality

The Global Women's Project mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela and celebrates his incomparable achievements. Mandela's work challenged prejudices of all kinds and inspired people across the world to work against injustice. Women have historically been among those most oppressed, and still bear great injustice and inequality in many regions of the world today. As we look toward Human Rights Day on December 10, the Global Women's Project affirms the timeless message of Nelson Mandela, who wrote in a letter, August 1, 1970: “Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.”  Please join us in commemorating Mandela's legacy by supporting our work!