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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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New Visions

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  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    María María Acha Rodríguez, Spain
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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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    Mira Michelle, United States
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  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Tammy Mike Laufer, Israel
    3/19/2010 | 5806 views |
  9. Creating a Caring Economy >>

    Riane Eisler, United States
    10/14/2009 | 11028 views |
  10. Digital Livelihoods For the World's Women >>

    Leila Chirayath Janah | Lisa Uvarova
    5/3/2010 | 7767 views |
  11. Freedom Leads to Empowerment >>

    Mahnaz Afkhami, Iran
    10/14/2009 | 6564 views |
  12. Gender Budgeting and the U.S. >>

    Jane Midgley
    10/14/2009 | 14404 views |
  13. How Much Is Enough? >>

    Lynne Twist, United States
    10/14/2009 | 6796 views |
  14. Human Rights and the New Economy >>

    Mary Robinson, Ireland
    10/14/2009 | 6125 views |
  15. MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy? >>

    World Affairs Council
    10/14/2009 | 7014 views |
  16. Si Se Puede: We Can Do It! >>

    10/14/2009 | 9314 views |
  17. The Beijing Platform for Women, 15 Years Later >>

    Patricia Licuanan, Philippines, the
    10/15/2009 | 6044 views |
  18. The Politics of Economics >>

    S. Charusheela
    3/30/2010 | 3723 views |
  19. Why I Fired my Financial Planner >>

    Kathy LeMay, United States
    6/10/2010 | 7769 views |
  20. Women Mean Business >>

    Irene Natividad, Philippines, the
    10/14/2009 | 9291 views |
  21. Women Need Macro Solutions, Too >>

    Zainab Salbi, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 8578 views |

Basic Rights

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Diane Bush, United States
    12/2/2009 | 4563 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Ludmilla's Story >>

    Arianna Sanesi, Italy
    7/24/2010 | 5941 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Requiem for Freedom >>

    Masud Alam Liton, Bangladesh
    11/24/2009 | 4766 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Stone Women >>

    Khaled Hasan, Bangladesh
    5/27/2010 | 6391 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Work to Live >>

    Elena Fava Emerson, United States
    2/9/2010 | 4566 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Human Trafficking >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    10/14/2009 | 5960 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The New Slavery >>

    Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau
    | 5887 views |
  8. Economics and Public Health >>

    Indira Chakravarty, India
    10/14/2009 | 9614 views |
  9. Governments Must Step Up So Women Don't Have to Step In >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 9065 views |
  10. Headed For Collapse >>

    Lester Brown
    10/14/2009 | 4858 views |
  11. We Can End the Food Crisis >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 4582 views |
  12. What Does Gender Have to Do with Hunger? >>

    10/14/2009 | 7430 views |

Family and Fertility

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Dearest Maids >>

    Dorothea Diba, Indonesia
    10/14/2009 | 6160 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    America's Family Values? >>

    Karenna Gore Schiff, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8890 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Parenthood >>

    Humaira Abid, Pakistan
    10/14/2009 | 7567 views |
  4. INTERVIEW: Population Control for Whom? >>

    10/14/2009 | 6379 views |
  5. MULTIMEDIA: Costly Dream >>

    Nisha Varia | Human Rights Watch
    10/14/2009 | 8595 views |
  6. Poverty, Gender Inequities and HIV/AIDS >>

    Suneeta Krishnan | Megan S. Dunbar | Alexandra M. Minnis | Nancy S. Padian
    10/14/2009 | 11317 views |
  7. The Body Economic >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8000 views |
  8. The New Breadwinners >>

    Heather Boushey
    12/21/2009 | 14104 views |
  9. The Women of Guanyun County >>

    M. Scott Brauer
    7/13/2010 | 4430 views |

Business Leadership

  1. Africa's New Entrepreneurs >>

    Camfed USA, United States
    1/25/2010 | 8480 views |
  2. Can "Nice Girls" Negotiate? >>

    Whitney Johnson
    12/22/2009 | 5921 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Go Women >>

    Tammy Mike Laufer, Israel
    4/13/2010 | 3876 views |
  4. Planting Seeds in Afghanistan >>

    Suzanne Thompson | Global Partnership for Afghanistan
    1/5/2010 | 9570 views |
  5. Women of Wall Street >>

    Museum of American Finance
    10/14/2009 | 8213 views |
  6. Women's Empowerment, Arab Style >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 18411 views |

Microenterprise

  1. A Critique of Microcredit >>

    Susan F. Feiner | Drucilla K. Barker
    10/14/2009 | 19088 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Small Steps >>

    Katherine Zavala, Peru
    10/14/2009 | 4991 views |
  3. How Microfinance Changed One Woman’s Life >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    9/21/2010 | 8431 views |
  4. Is Microcredit the Answer for Latin America? >>

    Michael Glenwick
    10/14/2009 | 6734 views |
  5. Kashf Foundation:
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    Kashf Foundation | Acumen Fund
    1/5/2010 | 4527 views |
  6. More Than Microfinance >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 11298 views |
  7. Pro Mujer: A Holistic Approach >>

    Lynne Patterson
    10/14/2009 | 8505 views |

Giving

  1. Giving to Women Means Getting More >>

    Women's Funding Network
    10/14/2009 | 5906 views |
  2. When Women Flex Their Philanthropic Power >>

    Helen LaKelly Hunt
    10/14/2009 | 8968 views |
  3. Why Invest in Women? >>

    Emilienne de León | Semillas
    10/14/2009 | 11700 views |
  4. Women's Funds Redefine the "Pie" >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 7921 views |

Marriage and Money

  1. A Brief History of Marriage >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 63002 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE: The Epidemic of Widowhood >>

    Heather Ibrahim-Leathers
    12/9/2009 | 7755 views |
  3. Iraqi Widows Organization: Rebuilding and Hope >>

    Rajaa H. Dhaher Al-Khuzai, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 9002 views |
  4. Money of Her Own >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10266 views |
  5. The Economic Security
    of Unmarried Women >>

    Liz Weiss | Page Gardner
    3/23/2010 | 6592 views |

Property and Wealth

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Barcode >>

    Carol Ng-He, United States
    4/15/2010 | 4302 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bear and Bull >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    1/20/2010 | 4633 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Destinations (Bijlmer Project) >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    3/17/2010 | 4966 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    If I Worked for 493 Years >>

    Lisa Link, United States
    4/15/2010 | 6770 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Migration Series >>

    Mariana Castro De Ali, United States
    11/17/2009 | 6450 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Other Half of the Sky >>

    Lili Almog
    2/1/2010 | 10608 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Wok the Dog >>

    Charlie Grosso, United States
    2/11/2010 | 3353 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bounty >>

    Katrina Bello, Philippines, the
    3/23/2010 | 4577 views |
  9. Declare Yourself Worthy >>

    Amanda Steinberg | MP Dunleavey | dailyworth.com
    2/15/2010 | 4727 views |
  10. Hope in Homeownership >>

    Jane Duong
    10/14/2009 | 4353 views |
  11. Lending Lessons >>

    National Council of Negro Women | National Community Reinvestment Coalition
    10/14/2009 | 5085 views |
  12. Ms. Foundation: Recovery for Who? >>

    Susan Wefald | Ms. Foundation
    9/20/2010 | 5736 views |
  13. Not an Equal Opportunity Disaster >>

    Ginna Green | Center for Responsible Lending
    10/20/2009 | 4096 views |
  14. Shanghai Candid: Women in Motion >>

    Liang Yue | San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
    6/15/2010 | 3126 views |
  15. Shut Out of Wealth >>

    Seth Wessler and Dominique Apollon | Applied Research Center
    10/8/2009 | 6156 views |
  16. The Gender Gap >>

    Randy Albelda
    6/25/2010 | 2942 views |
  17. The Male Breadwinner Model >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 15517 views |
  18. The Reality of Living on $1 a Day >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    11/23/2009 | 14980 views |
  19. The True American Dream >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 9898 views |
  20. Women and the Subprime Crunch >>

    Anita F. Hill
    10/14/2009 | 5409 views |

Grassroots Solutions

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Suma Veritas >>

    Graciela De Oto, Argentina
    12/2/2010 | 4600 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Harvest >>

    Cheryl Braganza, Canada
    12/19/2009 | 6113 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE: Small Farmers, Big Solutions >>

    International Center for Research on Women
    6/25/2010 | 4146 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE: Women Who Light the Dark >>

    Paola Gianturco, United States
    1/28/2010 | 8014 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    A Little Hope >>

    joyshri, India
    10/14/2009 | 8565 views |
  6. Connecting Local and Global >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 5691 views |
  7. From the Ground Up >>

    Joyce Mungherera, Uganda
    10/14/2009 | 4573 views |
  8. Mujeres Constructoras >>

    10/14/2009 | 10160 views |
  9. MUSEUM PICK
    The Barefoot Approach >>

    Sumithra Prasanna, Singapore
    11/17/2009 | 16587 views |
  10. Women Empowered to Fight Global Poverty >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 8071 views |
  11. Women of Ilocos Sur >>

    Teena Saulo, Australia
    3/10/2010 | 3257 views |
  12. Women's Empowerment Collection >>

    ITVS Community Classroom, United States
    2/24/2010 | 6588 views |

Other

  1. A Conversation with Nicholas Kristof >>

    12/31/2009 | 6181 views |
  2. An Economy That Works for Everyone >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/15/2009 | 17263 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    All In a Day's Work >>

    Namita Kulkarni, India
    12/9/2009 | 4620 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Every Penny Counts >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    12/13/2009 | 5126 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Haitian Women >>

    Renée Bergan, United States
    10/14/2009 | 4486 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Tanzania Unlimited, Ltd. >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    12/15/2009 | 6948 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Las Americas >>

    Irene Marx, Germany
    10/14/2009 | 3006 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Generations of Bhutanese Weavers >>

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer, China
    10/14/2009 | 4308 views |
  9. Do Women Have Equal Opportunities in the Workplace? >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    11/20/2009 | 23545 views |
  10. Mothers Only Two >>

    Monica Mayer
    11/22/2010 | 5177 views |
  11. Picturing Power & Potential:
    A Project of Economica >>

    IMOW Team, United States
    5/14/2010 | 4565 views |
  12. Public Notary s/n° >>

    Gabriela Leon, Mexico
    11/22/2010 | 5717 views |
  13. Voices of Women in the Workplace >>

    Wiley, Women in US, United States
    5/27/2010 | 2072 views |


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