Lots of us want to help make the world a better place.  But how?  The evidence is telling us that the way to change the world for the better – for everyone – is to start with women.

From microloans to education to entrepreneurial assistance, organizations all over the world are finding that the assistance they provide to women results in greater good for their entire communities.

This blog will study and discuss the evidence for women-centric development efforts, as well as ways you can get involved.  So whether you’re a guy or a girl, add us to your weekly reading list and help change the world!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gayle Lemmon  |  February 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this interview. I hope your readers will enjoy it. Please be in touch anytime at http://www.gaylelemmon.com and I appreciate your support for “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.” It is readers and leaders like you who will help this small story make a big difference.

    Warm regards,

  • 2. hughgbyrne  |  December 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Brava on this effort! Here is something Earth Divas is doing in the women-centric development area:

    We are campaigning on this theme for the holidays: Women Change the World. Shop Different. Imagine the impact women can have when they put their consumer power behind fair trade women artisans during the holidays? Check out our fair trade pop-up retail page http://www.earthdivas.com/divas4divas/
    and our launch press release: http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/33390-Women-Change-the-World-Shop-Different-
    Please spread the love!

    Many thanks,

  • 3. editor  |  August 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Hi, Feminist Activist!

    I’m helping to spread the word about a cool Kickstarter project that has a lot to do with feminism and thought you’d be interested in posting about it. Some more info below:

    A young African woman with dreams of becoming a teacher takes reading and writing lessons from a visiting American. But when the male village elders find out, she is sentenced to death for breaking from tradition.

    “Yefon” is a film that continues in the proud tradition of socially conscious, Africa-based cinema like “Hotel Rwanda,” “Beat the Drum” and “Sarafina”—but unlike those movies, its producers will come from the ranks of generous Kickstarter supporters: http://kck.st/QA8sh3

    It has already attracted the attention of Hollywood stars like Jimmy Jean-Louise (“Tears of the Sun” “Heroes”), Adriana Barraza (Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee, “Babel”) and Hakeem Kae-Kazim (“Hotel Rwanda”). The film is being co-produced by Justin Massion, the director of the Kickstarter campaign for “Space Command,” which brought in $75,000 in just three days, and ended with over $200,000.

    “Yefon” is the brainchild of 22-year-old actress and filmmaker Sahndra Fon Dufe, who got her inspiration from too many similar, true stories from Africa. Broken-hearted by this sad reality, she and the production team have pledged to use a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the film, a companion documentary, books and related merchandise to build an all-girls school in Nso, the Cameroon village where “Yefon” is set.

    There are less than 4 weeks left to reach the goal of $50,000, so we would be honored if you would post about it on Helping Women Helps the World. Please let me know your thoughts, thanks for your consideration!

    Zach Taiji


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