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Lis

Japan

  • City, State: Tokuyama, Yamaguchi
  • Geographic Location: Asia
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Catalan, and Japanese
  • Age: 35

About me:

I have spent many years living abroad and traveling.
I love taking photographs, writing and learning new languages.

Exhibit change by:

By demonstrating the faces, the energy and life behind people. Many times we look to leaders and professionals to be the face of change but it is in everyday life that we all participate in change- it is a daily, organic process.

I'm passionate about:

I believe women have the capacity to contribute creative ideas to a changing world, which will help move us forward.
Many of the challenges that we are facing now, are an opportunity for women to step up and take the social and economic power that we are entitled to.


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From Women, Power and Politics:

Two Million Women Leaders and Counting

When Mahatma Gandhi envisioned a truly independent and democratic India, he envisioned gram swaraj-village self-rule. For Gandhi, true village autonomy meant that all adults--women and men--work together to ensure their village's self-reliance in meeting basic needs.

From Women, Power and Politics:

Water Woes

Throughout history, women have played a central role as stewards of water. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), "Women are most often the collectors, users and managers of water in the household as well as farmers of crops. Women and children provide nearly all the water for the household in rural areas."

In urban areas, women are often in charge of accessing clean water and ensuring sanitation for their families. Women hold the knowledge around quality, location, reliability and storage of local water resources. So when water sources are contaminated or unavailable, women and children can be hit the hardest.

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