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Lessons from my Mother: African Women and Feminism

Growing up in Nigeria, the idea that improving the lives of women was a cause worth fighting for didn’t just come from organizations, or brochures, or formal programming; I had strong women around me who constantly put this into practice in the every day, including my own mother.

For Women’s History Month: Writing Our Way Back into History

In order to address the dearth of women’s histories — our stories, and voices being undocumented, under-valued, and falsely represented without reprimand — women must begin telling their own stories. We must essentially write our way back into history.

International Women’s Day Screening of Africa’s “Waiting for Superman” — “To Educate a Girl”

Framed by the United Nations global initiative to provide equal access to education for girls by 2015, the documentary film, To Educate a Girl, takes a ground-up and visually stunning view of that effort through the eyes of girls in Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty. Catch a screening with UNICEF and the Filmmakers on March 8th in New York, or watch the full feature for free online!

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