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MUSEUM PICK <br/>The Barefoot Approach

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The Barefoot Approach

Filmmaker Sumithra Prasanna visited a unique institution in India that relies on community members, rather than experts, to help solve local problems.

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Photographer Lili Almog presents an intimate look at women in rural China, and examines how the rapid modernization of society is changing women's economic opportunities and cultural traditions.

Lisa Link presents this striking performance art video project about the impact of U.S. economic policies of the last ten years on middle and working class women.


Photojournalist Paola Gianturco visited the Barefoot College in India and met women from all over Africa who are being trained to become solar engineers.

Kathy LeMay, president and CEO of Raising Change, a social change fundraising organization, explains what financial security means to her.

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Art

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Creative Writing

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Journalism/Activism

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  13. MUSEUM PICK
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  18. Women Need Macro Solutions, Too >>

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Music/Audio

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau
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  2. MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy? >>

    World Affairs Council
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Photography

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Arianna Sanesi, Italy
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  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Masud Alam Liton, Bangladesh
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  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
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  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Lili Almog
    2/1/2010 | 11517 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    María María Acha Rodríguez, Spain
    8/3/2010 | 5371 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE: Women Who Light the Dark >>

    Paola Gianturco, United States
    1/28/2010 | 8494 views |
  9. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Mimi Kuo-Deemer, China
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  10. Mujeres Constructoras >>

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    Teena Saulo, Australia
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Video / Multimedia

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    1/25/2010 | 9143 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Renée Bergan, United States
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    International Center for Research on Women
    6/25/2010 | 4572 views |
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    Nisha Varia | Human Rights Watch
    10/14/2009 | 9253 views |
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    ITVS Community Classroom, United States
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Other

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    Heather Ibrahim-Leathers
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    CARE, Worldwide
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    IMOW Team, United States
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