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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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  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Marco Simola, Peru
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New Visions

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  2. Africa, China, and Women >>

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  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Genevieve Vaughan, United States
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  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    María María Acha Rodríguez, Spain
    8/3/2010 | 5141 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE: Discover Women's Economic Influence >>

    See Jane Do, United States
    6/7/2010 | 3576 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Mira Michelle, United States
    2/8/2010 | 7390 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Tammy Mike Laufer, Israel
    3/19/2010 | 6023 views |
  9. Creating a Caring Economy >>

    Riane Eisler, United States
    10/14/2009 | 12412 views |
  10. Digital Livelihoods For the World's Women >>

    Leila Chirayath Janah | Lisa Uvarova
    5/3/2010 | 8161 views |
  11. Freedom Leads to Empowerment >>

    Mahnaz Afkhami, Iran
    10/14/2009 | 6834 views |
  12. Gender Budgeting and the U.S. >>

    Jane Midgley
    10/14/2009 | 14776 views |
  13. How Much Is Enough? >>

    Lynne Twist, United States
    10/14/2009 | 7025 views |
  14. Human Rights and the New Economy >>

    Mary Robinson, Ireland
    10/14/2009 | 6455 views |
  15. MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy? >>

    World Affairs Council
    10/14/2009 | 7240 views |
  16. Si Se Puede: We Can Do It! >>

    10/14/2009 | 9593 views |
  17. The Beijing Platform for Women, 15 Years Later >>

    Patricia Licuanan, Philippines, the
    10/15/2009 | 6296 views |
  18. The Politics of Economics >>

    S. Charusheela
    3/30/2010 | 3894 views |
  19. Why I Fired my Financial Planner >>

    Kathy LeMay, United States
    6/10/2010 | 8115 views |
  20. Women Mean Business >>

    Irene Natividad, Philippines, the
    10/14/2009 | 9584 views |
  21. Women Need Macro Solutions, Too >>

    Zainab Salbi, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 8953 views |

Basic Rights

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Skin >>

    Diane Bush, United States
    12/2/2009 | 4728 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Ludmilla's Story >>

    Arianna Sanesi, Italy
    7/24/2010 | 6217 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Requiem for Freedom >>

    Masud Alam Liton, Bangladesh
    11/24/2009 | 4964 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Stone Women >>

    Khaled Hasan, Bangladesh
    5/27/2010 | 6575 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Work to Live >>

    Elena Fava Emerson, United States
    2/9/2010 | 4755 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Human Trafficking >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    10/14/2009 | 6161 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The New Slavery >>

    Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau
    | 6476 views |
  8. Economics and Public Health >>

    Indira Chakravarty, India
    10/14/2009 | 9988 views |
  9. Governments Must Step Up So Women Don't Have to Step In >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 9371 views |
  10. Headed For Collapse >>

    Lester Brown
    10/14/2009 | 5035 views |
  11. We Can End the Food Crisis >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 4770 views |
  12. What Does Gender Have to Do with Hunger? >>

    10/14/2009 | 7730 views |

Family and Fertility

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Dearest Maids >>

    Dorothea Diba, Indonesia
    10/14/2009 | 6379 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    America's Family Values? >>

    Karenna Gore Schiff, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10035 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Parenthood >>

    Humaira Abid, Pakistan
    10/14/2009 | 7783 views |
  4. INTERVIEW: Population Control for Whom? >>

    10/14/2009 | 6581 views |
  5. MULTIMEDIA: Costly Dream >>

    Nisha Varia | Human Rights Watch
    10/14/2009 | 8892 views |
  6. Poverty, Gender Inequities and HIV/AIDS >>

    Suneeta Krishnan | Megan S. Dunbar | Alexandra M. Minnis | Nancy S. Padian
    10/14/2009 | 12017 views |
  7. The Body Economic >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8265 views |
  8. The New Breadwinners >>

    Heather Boushey
    12/21/2009 | 14620 views |
  9. The Women of Guanyun County >>

    M. Scott Brauer
    7/13/2010 | 4615 views |

Business Leadership

  1. Africa's New Entrepreneurs >>

    Camfed USA, United States
    1/25/2010 | 8810 views |
  2. Can "Nice Girls" Negotiate? >>

    Whitney Johnson
    12/22/2009 | 6109 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Go Women >>

    Tammy Mike Laufer, Israel
    4/13/2010 | 4056 views |
  4. Planting Seeds in Afghanistan >>

    Suzanne Thompson | Global Partnership for Afghanistan
    1/5/2010 | 9987 views |
  5. Women of Wall Street >>

    Museum of American Finance
    10/14/2009 | 8502 views |
  6. Women's Empowerment, Arab Style >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 19009 views |

Microenterprise

  1. A Critique of Microcredit >>

    Susan F. Feiner | Drucilla K. Barker
    10/14/2009 | 19963 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Small Steps >>

    Katherine Zavala, Peru
    10/14/2009 | 5167 views |
  3. How Microfinance Changed One Woman’s Life >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    9/21/2010 | 8737 views |
  4. Is Microcredit the Answer for Latin America? >>

    Michael Glenwick
    10/14/2009 | 6999 views |
  5. Kashf Foundation:
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    Kashf Foundation | Acumen Fund
    1/5/2010 | 4684 views |
  6. More Than Microfinance >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 11773 views |
  7. Pro Mujer: A Holistic Approach >>

    Lynne Patterson
    10/14/2009 | 8841 views |

Giving

  1. Giving to Women Means Getting More >>

    Women's Funding Network
    10/14/2009 | 6083 views |
  2. When Women Flex Their Philanthropic Power >>

    Helen LaKelly Hunt
    10/14/2009 | 9385 views |
  3. Why Invest in Women? >>

    Emilienne de León | Semillas
    10/14/2009 | 12215 views |
  4. Women's Funds Redefine the "Pie" >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8304 views |

Marriage and Money

  1. A Brief History of Marriage >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 67150 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE: The Epidemic of Widowhood >>

    Heather Ibrahim-Leathers
    12/9/2009 | 8054 views |
  3. Iraqi Widows Organization: Rebuilding and Hope >>

    Rajaa H. Dhaher Al-Khuzai, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 9470 views |
  4. Money of Her Own >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10622 views |
  5. The Economic Security
    of Unmarried Women >>

    Liz Weiss | Page Gardner
    3/23/2010 | 6779 views |

Property and Wealth

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Barcode >>

    Carol Ng-He, United States
    4/15/2010 | 4482 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bear and Bull >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    1/20/2010 | 4816 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Destinations (Bijlmer Project) >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    3/17/2010 | 5207 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    If I Worked for 493 Years >>

    Lisa Link, United States
    4/15/2010 | 7004 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Migration Series >>

    Mariana Castro De Ali, United States
    11/17/2009 | 6635 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Other Half of the Sky >>

    Lili Almog
    2/1/2010 | 11062 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Wok the Dog >>

    Charlie Grosso, United States
    2/11/2010 | 3483 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bounty >>

    Katrina Bello, Philippines, the
    3/23/2010 | 4777 views |
  9. Declare Yourself Worthy >>

    Amanda Steinberg | MP Dunleavey | dailyworth.com
    2/15/2010 | 4895 views |
  10. Hope in Homeownership >>

    Jane Duong
    10/14/2009 | 4564 views |
  11. Lending Lessons >>

    National Council of Negro Women | National Community Reinvestment Coalition
    10/14/2009 | 5480 views |
  12. Ms. Foundation: Recovery for Who? >>

    Susan Wefald | Ms. Foundation
    9/20/2010 | 6014 views |
  13. Not an Equal Opportunity Disaster >>

    Ginna Green | Center for Responsible Lending
    10/20/2009 | 4265 views |
  14. Shanghai Candid: Women in Motion >>

    Liang Yue | San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
    6/15/2010 | 3302 views |
  15. Shut Out of Wealth >>

    Seth Wessler and Dominique Apollon | Applied Research Center
    10/8/2009 | 6418 views |
  16. The Gender Gap >>

    Randy Albelda
    6/25/2010 | 3079 views |
  17. The Male Breadwinner Model >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 16712 views |
  18. The Reality of Living on $1 a Day >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    11/23/2009 | 31881 views |
  19. The True American Dream >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10474 views |
  20. Women and the Subprime Crunch >>

    Anita F. Hill
    10/14/2009 | 5659 views |

Grassroots Solutions

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Suma Veritas >>

    Graciela De Oto, Argentina
    12/2/2010 | 4846 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Harvest >>

    Cheryl Braganza, Canada
    12/19/2009 | 6496 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE: Small Farmers, Big Solutions >>

    International Center for Research on Women
    6/25/2010 | 4352 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE: Women Who Light the Dark >>

    Paola Gianturco, United States
    1/28/2010 | 8262 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    A Little Hope >>

    joyshri, India
    10/14/2009 | 9918 views |
  6. Connecting Local and Global >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 5947 views |
  7. From the Ground Up >>

    Joyce Mungherera, Uganda
    10/14/2009 | 4773 views |
  8. Mujeres Constructoras >>

    10/14/2009 | 10513 views |
  9. MUSEUM PICK
    The Barefoot Approach >>

    Sumithra Prasanna, Singapore
    11/17/2009 | 17206 views |
  10. Women Empowered to Fight Global Poverty >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 8343 views |
  11. Women of Ilocos Sur >>

    Teena Saulo, Australia
    3/10/2010 | 3504 views |
  12. Women's Empowerment Collection >>

    ITVS Community Classroom, United States
    2/24/2010 | 6838 views |

Other

  1. A Conversation with Nicholas Kristof >>

    12/31/2009 | 6363 views |
  2. An Economy That Works for Everyone >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/15/2009 | 18985 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    All In a Day's Work >>

    Namita Kulkarni, India
    12/9/2009 | 4776 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Every Penny Counts >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    12/13/2009 | 5284 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Haitian Women >>

    Renée Bergan, United States
    10/14/2009 | 4593 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Tanzania Unlimited, Ltd. >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    12/15/2009 | 7175 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Las Americas >>

    Irene Marx, Germany
    10/14/2009 | 3121 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Generations of Bhutanese Weavers >>

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer, China
    10/14/2009 | 4552 views |
  9. Do Women Have Equal Opportunities in the Workplace? >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    11/20/2009 | 24513 views |
  10. Mothers Only Two >>

    Monica Mayer
    11/22/2010 | 5422 views |
  11. Picturing Power & Potential:
    A Project of Economica >>

    IMOW Team, United States
    5/14/2010 | 4717 views |
  12. Public Notary s/n° >>

    Gabriela Leon, Mexico
    11/22/2010 | 6047 views |
  13. Voices of Women in the Workplace >>

    Wiley, Women in US, United States
    5/27/2010 | 2142 views |


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