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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 | 5278 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE: Discover Women's Economic Influence >>

    See Jane Do, United States
    6/7/2010 | 3644 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Mira Michelle, United States
    2/8/2010 | 7568 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Tammy Mike Laufer, Israel
    3/19/2010 | 6161 views |
  9. Creating a Caring Economy >>

    Riane Eisler, United States
    10/14/2009 | 14092 views |
  10. Digital Livelihoods For the World's Women >>

    Leila Chirayath Janah | Lisa Uvarova
    5/3/2010 | 8342 views |
  11. Freedom Leads to Empowerment >>

    Mahnaz Afkhami, Iran
    10/14/2009 | 6981 views |
  12. Gender Budgeting and the U.S. >>

    Jane Midgley
    10/14/2009 | 15094 views |
  13. How Much Is Enough? >>

    Lynne Twist, United States
    10/14/2009 | 7187 views |
  14. Human Rights and the New Economy >>

    Mary Robinson, Ireland
    10/14/2009 | 6629 views |
  15. MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy? >>

    World Affairs Council
    10/14/2009 | 7395 views |
  16. Si Se Puede: We Can Do It! >>

    10/14/2009 | 9768 views |
  17. The Beijing Platform for Women, 15 Years Later >>

    Patricia Licuanan, Philippines, the
    10/15/2009 | 6461 views |
  18. The Politics of Economics >>

    S. Charusheela
    3/30/2010 | 3990 views |
  19. Why I Fired my Financial Planner >>

    Kathy LeMay, United States
    6/10/2010 | 8437 views |
  20. Women Mean Business >>

    Irene Natividad, Philippines, the
    10/14/2009 | 9758 views |
  21. Women Need Macro Solutions, Too >>

    Zainab Salbi, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 9128 views |

Basic Rights

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Diane Bush, United States
    12/2/2009 | 4824 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Ludmilla's Story >>

    Arianna Sanesi, Italy
    7/24/2010 | 6361 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Requiem for Freedom >>

    Masud Alam Liton, Bangladesh
    11/24/2009 | 5068 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Stone Women >>

    Khaled Hasan, Bangladesh
    5/27/2010 | 6676 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Work to Live >>

    Elena Fava Emerson, United States
    2/9/2010 | 4859 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Human Trafficking >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    10/14/2009 | 6292 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The New Slavery >>

    Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau
    | 6978 views |
  8. Economics and Public Health >>

    Indira Chakravarty, India
    10/14/2009 | 10254 views |
  9. Governments Must Step Up So Women Don't Have to Step In >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 9551 views |
  10. Headed For Collapse >>

    Lester Brown
    10/14/2009 | 5152 views |
  11. We Can End the Food Crisis >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 4884 views |
  12. What Does Gender Have to Do with Hunger? >>

    10/14/2009 | 7981 views |

Family and Fertility

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Dearest Maids >>

    Dorothea Diba, Indonesia
    10/14/2009 | 6504 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    America's Family Values? >>

    Karenna Gore Schiff, United States
    10/14/2009 | 11943 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Parenthood >>

    Humaira Abid, Pakistan
    10/14/2009 | 7927 views |
  4. INTERVIEW: Population Control for Whom? >>

    10/14/2009 | 6734 views |
  5. MULTIMEDIA: Costly Dream >>

    Nisha Varia | Human Rights Watch
    10/14/2009 | 9113 views |
  6. Poverty, Gender Inequities and HIV/AIDS >>

    Suneeta Krishnan | Megan S. Dunbar | Alexandra M. Minnis | Nancy S. Padian
    10/14/2009 | 12481 views |
  7. The Body Economic >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8436 views |
  8. The New Breadwinners >>

    Heather Boushey
    12/21/2009 | 15571 views |
  9. The Women of Guanyun County >>

    M. Scott Brauer
    7/13/2010 | 4738 views |

Business Leadership

  1. Africa's New Entrepreneurs >>

    Camfed USA, United States
    1/25/2010 | 9009 views |
  2. Can "Nice Girls" Negotiate? >>

    Whitney Johnson
    12/22/2009 | 6236 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Go Women >>

    Tammy Mike Laufer, Israel
    4/13/2010 | 4158 views |
  4. Planting Seeds in Afghanistan >>

    Suzanne Thompson | Global Partnership for Afghanistan
    1/5/2010 | 11304 views |
  5. Women of Wall Street >>

    Museum of American Finance
    10/14/2009 | 8669 views |
  6. Women's Empowerment, Arab Style >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 19406 views |

Microenterprise

  1. A Critique of Microcredit >>

    Susan F. Feiner | Drucilla K. Barker
    10/14/2009 | 20860 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Small Steps >>

    Katherine Zavala, Peru
    10/14/2009 | 5274 views |
  3. How Microfinance Changed One Woman’s Life >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    9/21/2010 | 8884 views |
  4. Is Microcredit the Answer for Latin America? >>

    Michael Glenwick
    10/14/2009 | 7187 views |
  5. Kashf Foundation:
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    Kashf Foundation | Acumen Fund
    1/5/2010 | 4771 views |
  6. More Than Microfinance >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 12089 views |
  7. Pro Mujer: A Holistic Approach >>

    Lynne Patterson
    10/14/2009 | 9089 views |

Giving

  1. Giving to Women Means Getting More >>

    Women's Funding Network
    10/14/2009 | 6215 views |
  2. When Women Flex Their Philanthropic Power >>

    Helen LaKelly Hunt
    10/14/2009 | 9648 views |
  3. Why Invest in Women? >>

    Emilienne de León | Semillas
    10/14/2009 | 12522 views |
  4. Women's Funds Redefine the "Pie" >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8551 views |

Marriage and Money

  1. A Brief History of Marriage >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 71477 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE: The Epidemic of Widowhood >>

    Heather Ibrahim-Leathers
    12/9/2009 | 8238 views |
  3. Iraqi Widows Organization: Rebuilding and Hope >>

    Rajaa H. Dhaher Al-Khuzai, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 9687 views |
  4. Money of Her Own >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10858 views |
  5. The Economic Security
    of Unmarried Women >>

    Liz Weiss | Page Gardner
    3/23/2010 | 6906 views |

Property and Wealth

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Barcode >>

    Carol Ng-He, United States
    4/15/2010 | 4578 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bear and Bull >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    1/20/2010 | 4912 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Destinations (Bijlmer Project) >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    3/17/2010 | 5472 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    If I Worked for 493 Years >>

    Lisa Link, United States
    4/15/2010 | 7117 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Migration Series >>

    Mariana Castro De Ali, United States
    11/17/2009 | 6737 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Other Half of the Sky >>

    Lili Almog
    2/1/2010 | 11325 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Wok the Dog >>

    Charlie Grosso, United States
    2/11/2010 | 3585 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bounty >>

    Katrina Bello, Philippines, the
    3/23/2010 | 4867 views |
  9. Declare Yourself Worthy >>

    Amanda Steinberg | MP Dunleavey | dailyworth.com
    2/15/2010 | 4983 views |
  10. Hope in Homeownership >>

    Jane Duong
    10/14/2009 | 4673 views |
  11. Lending Lessons >>

    National Council of Negro Women | National Community Reinvestment Coalition
    10/14/2009 | 5638 views |
  12. Ms. Foundation: Recovery for Who? >>

    Susan Wefald | Ms. Foundation
    9/20/2010 | 6174 views |
  13. Not an Equal Opportunity Disaster >>

    Ginna Green | Center for Responsible Lending
    10/20/2009 | 4356 views |
  14. Shanghai Candid: Women in Motion >>

    Liang Yue | San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
    6/15/2010 | 3406 views |
  15. Shut Out of Wealth >>

    Seth Wessler and Dominique Apollon | Applied Research Center
    10/8/2009 | 6581 views |
  16. The Gender Gap >>

    Randy Albelda
    6/25/2010 | 3174 views |
  17. The Male Breadwinner Model >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 17504 views |
  18. The Reality of Living on $1 a Day >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    11/23/2009 | 85984 views |
  19. The True American Dream >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10747 views |
  20. Women and the Subprime Crunch >>

    Anita F. Hill
    10/14/2009 | 5834 views |

Grassroots Solutions

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Suma Veritas >>

    Graciela De Oto, Argentina
    12/2/2010 | 5125 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Harvest >>

    Cheryl Braganza, Canada
    12/19/2009 | 6857 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE: Small Farmers, Big Solutions >>

    International Center for Research on Women
    6/25/2010 | 4478 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE: Women Who Light the Dark >>

    Paola Gianturco, United States
    1/28/2010 | 8400 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    A Little Hope >>

    joyshri, India
    10/14/2009 | 10144 views |
  6. Connecting Local and Global >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 6104 views |
  7. From the Ground Up >>

    Joyce Mungherera, Uganda
    10/14/2009 | 4879 views |
  8. Mujeres Constructoras >>

    10/14/2009 | 10747 views |
  9. MUSEUM PICK
    The Barefoot Approach >>

    Sumithra Prasanna, Singapore
    11/17/2009 | 17545 views |
  10. Women Empowered to Fight Global Poverty >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 8505 views |
  11. Women of Ilocos Sur >>

    Teena Saulo, Australia
    3/10/2010 | 3655 views |
  12. Women's Empowerment Collection >>

    ITVS Community Classroom, United States
    2/24/2010 | 6999 views |

Other

  1. A Conversation with Nicholas Kristof >>

    12/31/2009 | 6479 views |
  2. An Economy That Works for Everyone >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/15/2009 | 19534 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    All In a Day's Work >>

    Namita Kulkarni, India
    12/9/2009 | 4862 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Every Penny Counts >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    12/13/2009 | 5392 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Haitian Women >>

    Renée Bergan, United States
    10/14/2009 | 4668 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Tanzania Unlimited, Ltd. >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    12/15/2009 | 8434 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Las Americas >>

    Irene Marx, Germany
    10/14/2009 | 3204 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Generations of Bhutanese Weavers >>

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer, China
    10/14/2009 | 5122 views |
  9. Do Women Have Equal Opportunities in the Workplace? >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    11/20/2009 | 25496 views |
  10. Mothers Only Two >>

    Monica Mayer
    11/22/2010 | 5563 views |
  11. Picturing Power & Potential:
    A Project of Economica >>

    IMOW Team, United States
    5/14/2010 | 4814 views |
  12. Public Notary s/n° >>

    Gabriela Leon, Mexico
    11/22/2010 | 6240 views |
  13. Voices of Women in the Workplace >>

    Wiley, Women in US, United States
    5/27/2010 | 2198 views |


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