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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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Your Voices

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New Visions

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  2. Africa, China, and Women >>

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  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  6. COMMUNITY VOICE: Discover Women's Economic Influence >>

    See Jane Do, United States
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  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  9. Creating a Caring Economy >>

    Riane Eisler, United States
    10/14/2009 | 9350 views |
  10. Digital Livelihoods For the World's Women >>

    Leila Chirayath Janah | Lisa Uvarova
    5/3/2010 | 7156 views |
  11. Freedom Leads to Empowerment >>

    Mahnaz Afkhami, Iran
    10/14/2009 | 6046 views |
  12. Gender Budgeting and the U.S. >>

    Jane Midgley
    10/14/2009 | 13763 views |
  13. How Much Is Enough? >>

    Lynne Twist, United States
    10/14/2009 | 6338 views |
  14. Human Rights and the New Economy >>

    Mary Robinson, Ireland
    10/14/2009 | 5710 views |
  15. MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy? >>

    World Affairs Council
    10/14/2009 | 6637 views |
  16. Si Se Puede: We Can Do It! >>

    10/14/2009 | 8686 views |
  17. The Beijing Platform for Women, 15 Years Later >>

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  18. The Politics of Economics >>

    S. Charusheela
    3/30/2010 | 3366 views |
  19. Why I Fired my Financial Planner >>

    Kathy LeMay, United States
    6/10/2010 | 6914 views |
  20. Women Mean Business >>

    Irene Natividad, Philippines, the
    10/14/2009 | 8863 views |
  21. Women Need Macro Solutions, Too >>

    Zainab Salbi, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 8016 views |

Basic Rights

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Diane Bush, United States
    12/2/2009 | 4287 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Ludmilla's Story >>

    Arianna Sanesi, Italy
    7/24/2010 | 5353 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Requiem for Freedom >>

    Masud Alam Liton, Bangladesh
    11/24/2009 | 4443 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Stone Women >>

    Khaled Hasan, Bangladesh
    5/27/2010 | 5976 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Work to Live >>

    Elena Fava Emerson, United States
    2/9/2010 | 4264 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Human Trafficking >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    10/14/2009 | 5616 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The New Slavery >>

    Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau
    | 5232 views |
  8. Economics and Public Health >>

    Indira Chakravarty, India
    10/14/2009 | 9068 views |
  9. Governments Must Step Up So Women Don't Have to Step In >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8552 views |
  10. Headed For Collapse >>

    Lester Brown
    10/14/2009 | 4554 views |
  11. We Can End the Food Crisis >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 4236 views |
  12. What Does Gender Have to Do with Hunger? >>

    10/14/2009 | 6904 views |

Family and Fertility

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Dearest Maids >>

    Dorothea Diba, Indonesia
    10/14/2009 | 5801 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    America's Family Values? >>

    Karenna Gore Schiff, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8266 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Parenthood >>

    Humaira Abid, Pakistan
    10/14/2009 | 7074 views |
  4. INTERVIEW: Population Control for Whom? >>

    10/14/2009 | 6018 views |
  5. MULTIMEDIA: Costly Dream >>

    Nisha Varia | Human Rights Watch
    10/14/2009 | 8115 views |
  6. Poverty, Gender Inequities and HIV/AIDS >>

    Suneeta Krishnan | Megan S. Dunbar | Alexandra M. Minnis | Nancy S. Padian
    10/14/2009 | 9961 views |
  7. The Body Economic >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 7577 views |
  8. The New Breadwinners >>

    Heather Boushey
    12/21/2009 | 13076 views |
  9. The Women of Guanyun County >>

    M. Scott Brauer
    7/13/2010 | 4050 views |

Business Leadership

  1. Africa's New Entrepreneurs >>

    Camfed USA, United States
    1/25/2010 | 6776 views |
  2. Can "Nice Girls" Negotiate? >>

    Whitney Johnson
    12/22/2009 | 5586 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Go Women >>

    Tammy Mike Laufer, Israel
    4/13/2010 | 3487 views |
  4. Planting Seeds in Afghanistan >>

    Suzanne Thompson | Global Partnership for Afghanistan
    1/5/2010 | 7863 views |
  5. Women of Wall Street >>

    Museum of American Finance
    10/14/2009 | 7679 views |
  6. Women's Empowerment, Arab Style >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 17190 views |

Microenterprise

  1. A Critique of Microcredit >>

    Susan F. Feiner | Drucilla K. Barker
    10/14/2009 | 17604 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Small Steps >>

    Katherine Zavala, Peru
    10/14/2009 | 4631 views |
  3. How Microfinance Changed One Woman’s Life >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    9/21/2010 | 7874 views |
  4. Is Microcredit the Answer for Latin America? >>

    Michael Glenwick
    10/14/2009 | 6215 views |
  5. Kashf Foundation:
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    Kashf Foundation | Acumen Fund
    1/5/2010 | 4253 views |
  6. More Than Microfinance >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 9872 views |
  7. Pro Mujer: A Holistic Approach >>

    Lynne Patterson
    10/14/2009 | 7944 views |

Giving

  1. Giving to Women Means Getting More >>

    Women's Funding Network
    10/14/2009 | 5516 views |
  2. When Women Flex Their Philanthropic Power >>

    Helen LaKelly Hunt
    10/14/2009 | 8346 views |
  3. Why Invest in Women? >>

    Emilienne de León | Semillas
    10/14/2009 | 10919 views |
  4. Women's Funds Redefine the "Pie" >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 7319 views |

Marriage and Money

  1. A Brief History of Marriage >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 57845 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE: The Epidemic of Widowhood >>

    Heather Ibrahim-Leathers
    12/9/2009 | 7222 views |
  3. Iraqi Widows Organization: Rebuilding and Hope >>

    Rajaa H. Dhaher Al-Khuzai, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 8159 views |
  4. Money of Her Own >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8954 views |
  5. The Economic Security
    of Unmarried Women >>

    Liz Weiss | Page Gardner
    3/23/2010 | 6086 views |

Property and Wealth

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Barcode >>

    Carol Ng-He, United States
    4/15/2010 | 3903 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bear and Bull >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    1/20/2010 | 4360 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Destinations (Bijlmer Project) >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    3/17/2010 | 4399 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    If I Worked for 493 Years >>

    Lisa Link, United States
    4/15/2010 | 6199 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Migration Series >>

    Mariana Castro De Ali, United States
    11/17/2009 | 6052 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Other Half of the Sky >>

    Lili Almog
    2/1/2010 | 9750 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Wok the Dog >>

    Charlie Grosso, United States
    2/11/2010 | 3123 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bounty >>

    Katrina Bello, Philippines, the
    3/23/2010 | 4196 views |
  9. Declare Yourself Worthy >>

    Amanda Steinberg | MP Dunleavey | dailyworth.com
    2/15/2010 | 4483 views |
  10. Hope in Homeownership >>

    Jane Duong
    10/14/2009 | 4038 views |
  11. Lending Lessons >>

    National Council of Negro Women | National Community Reinvestment Coalition
    10/14/2009 | 4676 views |
  12. Ms. Foundation: Recovery for Who? >>

    Susan Wefald | Ms. Foundation
    9/20/2010 | 5287 views |
  13. Not an Equal Opportunity Disaster >>

    Ginna Green | Center for Responsible Lending
    10/20/2009 | 3743 views |
  14. Shanghai Candid: Women in Motion >>

    Liang Yue | San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
    6/15/2010 | 2924 views |
  15. Shut Out of Wealth >>

    Seth Wessler and Dominique Apollon | Applied Research Center
    10/8/2009 | 5646 views |
  16. The Gender Gap >>

    Randy Albelda
    6/25/2010 | 2576 views |
  17. The Male Breadwinner Model >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 14183 views |
  18. The Reality of Living on $1 a Day >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    11/23/2009 | 7470 views |
  19. The True American Dream >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8999 views |
  20. Women and the Subprime Crunch >>

    Anita F. Hill
    10/14/2009 | 5051 views |

Grassroots Solutions

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Suma Veritas >>

    Graciela De Oto, Argentina
    12/2/2010 | 4099 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Harvest >>

    Cheryl Braganza, Canada
    12/19/2009 | 5508 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE: Small Farmers, Big Solutions >>

    International Center for Research on Women
    6/25/2010 | 3746 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE: Women Who Light the Dark >>

    Paola Gianturco, United States
    1/28/2010 | 7457 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    A Little Hope >>

    joyshri, India
    10/14/2009 | 7310 views |
  6. Connecting Local and Global >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 5273 views |
  7. From the Ground Up >>

    Joyce Mungherera, Uganda
    10/14/2009 | 4239 views |
  8. Mujeres Constructoras >>

    10/14/2009 | 8398 views |
  9. MUSEUM PICK
    The Barefoot Approach >>

    Sumithra Prasanna, Singapore
    11/17/2009 | 14424 views |
  10. Women Empowered to Fight Global Poverty >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 7577 views |
  11. Women of Ilocos Sur >>

    Teena Saulo, Australia
    3/10/2010 | 2951 views |
  12. Women's Empowerment Collection >>

    ITVS Community Classroom, United States
    2/24/2010 | 6232 views |

Other

  1. A Conversation with Nicholas Kristof >>

    12/31/2009 | 5883 views |
  2. An Economy That Works for Everyone >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/15/2009 | 15569 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    All In a Day's Work >>

    Namita Kulkarni, India
    12/9/2009 | 4367 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Every Penny Counts >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    12/13/2009 | 4833 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Haitian Women >>

    Renée Bergan, United States
    10/14/2009 | 4258 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Tanzania Unlimited, Ltd. >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    12/15/2009 | 6553 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Las Americas >>

    Irene Marx, Germany
    10/14/2009 | 2802 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Generations of Bhutanese Weavers >>

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer, China
    10/14/2009 | 3909 views |
  9. Do Women Have Equal Opportunities in the Workplace? >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    11/20/2009 | 21586 views |
  10. Mothers Only Two >>

    Monica Mayer
    11/22/2010 | 4762 views |
  11. Picturing Power & Potential:
    A Project of Economica >>

    IMOW Team, United States
    5/14/2010 | 4325 views |
  12. Public Notary s/n° >>

    Gabriela Leon, Mexico
    11/22/2010 | 5207 views |
  13. Voices of Women in the Workplace >>

    Wiley, Women in US, United States
    5/27/2010 | 1953 views |


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