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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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  2. Africa, China, and Women >>

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

    See Jane Do, United States
    6/7/2010 | 3590 views |
  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 | 6053 views |
  9. Creating a Caring Economy >>

    Riane Eisler, United States
    10/14/2009 | 12679 views |
  10. Digital Livelihoods For the World's Women >>

    Leila Chirayath Janah | Lisa Uvarova
    5/3/2010 | 8195 views |
  11. Freedom Leads to Empowerment >>

    Mahnaz Afkhami, Iran
    10/14/2009 | 6862 views |
  12. Gender Budgeting and the U.S. >>

    Jane Midgley
    10/14/2009 | 14834 views |
  13. How Much Is Enough? >>

    Lynne Twist, United States
    10/14/2009 | 7053 views |
  14. Human Rights and the New Economy >>

    Mary Robinson, Ireland
    10/14/2009 | 6487 views |
  15. MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy? >>

    World Affairs Council
    10/14/2009 | 7266 views |
  16. Si Se Puede: We Can Do It! >>

    10/14/2009 | 9607 views |
  17. The Beijing Platform for Women, 15 Years Later >>

    Patricia Licuanan, Philippines, the
    10/15/2009 | 6324 views |
  18. The Politics of Economics >>

    S. Charusheela
    3/30/2010 | 3913 views |
  19. Why I Fired my Financial Planner >>

    Kathy LeMay, United States
    6/10/2010 | 8142 views |
  20. Women Mean Business >>

    Irene Natividad, Philippines, the
    10/14/2009 | 9627 views |
  21. Women Need Macro Solutions, Too >>

    Zainab Salbi, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 8982 views |

Basic Rights

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Diane Bush, United States
    12/2/2009 | 4751 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Ludmilla's Story >>

    Arianna Sanesi, Italy
    7/24/2010 | 6238 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Requiem for Freedom >>

    Masud Alam Liton, Bangladesh
    11/24/2009 | 4991 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Stone Women >>

    Khaled Hasan, Bangladesh
    5/27/2010 | 6592 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Work to Live >>

    Elena Fava Emerson, United States
    2/9/2010 | 4781 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Human Trafficking >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    10/14/2009 | 6185 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The New Slavery >>

    Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau
    | 6537 views |
  8. Economics and Public Health >>

    Indira Chakravarty, India
    10/14/2009 | 10041 views |
  9. Governments Must Step Up So Women Don't Have to Step In >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 9410 views |
  10. Headed For Collapse >>

    Lester Brown
    10/14/2009 | 5052 views |
  11. We Can End the Food Crisis >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 4792 views |
  12. What Does Gender Have to Do with Hunger? >>

    10/14/2009 | 7777 views |

Family and Fertility

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Dearest Maids >>

    Dorothea Diba, Indonesia
    10/14/2009 | 6397 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    America's Family Values? >>

    Karenna Gore Schiff, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10449 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Parenthood >>

    Humaira Abid, Pakistan
    10/14/2009 | 7810 views |
  4. INTERVIEW: Population Control for Whom? >>

    10/14/2009 | 6605 views |
  5. MULTIMEDIA: Costly Dream >>

    Nisha Varia | Human Rights Watch
    10/14/2009 | 8928 views |
  6. Poverty, Gender Inequities and HIV/AIDS >>

    Suneeta Krishnan | Megan S. Dunbar | Alexandra M. Minnis | Nancy S. Padian
    10/14/2009 | 12128 views |
  7. The Body Economic >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8300 views |
  8. The New Breadwinners >>

    Heather Boushey
    12/21/2009 | 14727 views |
  9. The Women of Guanyun County >>

    M. Scott Brauer
    7/13/2010 | 4638 views |

Business Leadership

  1. Africa's New Entrepreneurs >>

    Camfed USA, United States
    1/25/2010 | 8847 views |
  2. Can "Nice Girls" Negotiate? >>

    Whitney Johnson
    12/22/2009 | 6129 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Go Women >>

    Tammy Mike Laufer, Israel
    4/13/2010 | 4073 views |
  4. Planting Seeds in Afghanistan >>

    Suzanne Thompson | Global Partnership for Afghanistan
    1/5/2010 | 10028 views |
  5. Women of Wall Street >>

    Museum of American Finance
    10/14/2009 | 8536 views |
  6. Women's Empowerment, Arab Style >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 19079 views |

Microenterprise

  1. A Critique of Microcredit >>

    Susan F. Feiner | Drucilla K. Barker
    10/14/2009 | 20084 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Small Steps >>

    Katherine Zavala, Peru
    10/14/2009 | 5186 views |
  3. How Microfinance Changed One Woman’s Life >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    9/21/2010 | 8764 views |
  4. Is Microcredit the Answer for Latin America? >>

    Michael Glenwick
    10/14/2009 | 7041 views |
  5. Kashf Foundation:
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    Kashf Foundation | Acumen Fund
    1/5/2010 | 4696 views |
  6. More Than Microfinance >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 11839 views |
  7. Pro Mujer: A Holistic Approach >>

    Lynne Patterson
    10/14/2009 | 8880 views |

Giving

  1. Giving to Women Means Getting More >>

    Women's Funding Network
    10/14/2009 | 6110 views |
  2. When Women Flex Their Philanthropic Power >>

    Helen LaKelly Hunt
    10/14/2009 | 9418 views |
  3. Why Invest in Women? >>

    Emilienne de León | Semillas
    10/14/2009 | 12251 views |
  4. Women's Funds Redefine the "Pie" >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 8362 views |

Marriage and Money

  1. A Brief History of Marriage >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 67897 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE: The Epidemic of Widowhood >>

    Heather Ibrahim-Leathers
    12/9/2009 | 8094 views |
  3. Iraqi Widows Organization: Rebuilding and Hope >>

    Rajaa H. Dhaher Al-Khuzai, Iraq
    10/14/2009 | 9527 views |
  4. Money of Her Own >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10676 views |
  5. The Economic Security
    of Unmarried Women >>

    Liz Weiss | Page Gardner
    3/23/2010 | 6800 views |

Property and Wealth

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Barcode >>

    Carol Ng-He, United States
    4/15/2010 | 4497 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bear and Bull >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    1/20/2010 | 4838 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Destinations (Bijlmer Project) >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    3/17/2010 | 5232 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    If I Worked for 493 Years >>

    Lisa Link, United States
    4/15/2010 | 7020 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Migration Series >>

    Mariana Castro De Ali, United States
    11/17/2009 | 6657 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Other Half of the Sky >>

    Lili Almog
    2/1/2010 | 11117 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Wok the Dog >>

    Charlie Grosso, United States
    2/11/2010 | 3507 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Bounty >>

    Katrina Bello, Philippines, the
    3/23/2010 | 4792 views |
  9. Declare Yourself Worthy >>

    Amanda Steinberg | MP Dunleavey | dailyworth.com
    2/15/2010 | 4912 views |
  10. Hope in Homeownership >>

    Jane Duong
    10/14/2009 | 4584 views |
  11. Lending Lessons >>

    National Council of Negro Women | National Community Reinvestment Coalition
    10/14/2009 | 5521 views |
  12. Ms. Foundation: Recovery for Who? >>

    Susan Wefald | Ms. Foundation
    9/20/2010 | 6033 views |
  13. Not an Equal Opportunity Disaster >>

    Ginna Green | Center for Responsible Lending
    10/20/2009 | 4280 views |
  14. Shanghai Candid: Women in Motion >>

    Liang Yue | San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
    6/15/2010 | 3326 views |
  15. Shut Out of Wealth >>

    Seth Wessler and Dominique Apollon | Applied Research Center
    10/8/2009 | 6448 views |
  16. The Gender Gap >>

    Randy Albelda
    6/25/2010 | 3092 views |
  17. The Male Breadwinner Model >>

    Karen Offen, United States
    10/14/2009 | 16840 views |
  18. The Reality of Living on $1 a Day >>

    Women Thrive Worldwide
    11/23/2009 | 36586 views |
  19. The True American Dream >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 10524 views |
  20. Women and the Subprime Crunch >>

    Anita F. Hill
    10/14/2009 | 5692 views |

Grassroots Solutions

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Suma Veritas >>

    Graciela De Oto, Argentina
    12/2/2010 | 4869 views |
  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    The Harvest >>

    Cheryl Braganza, Canada
    12/19/2009 | 6541 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE: Small Farmers, Big Solutions >>

    International Center for Research on Women
    6/25/2010 | 4382 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE: Women Who Light the Dark >>

    Paola Gianturco, United States
    1/28/2010 | 8275 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    A Little Hope >>

    joyshri, India
    10/14/2009 | 10022 views |
  6. Connecting Local and Global >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/14/2009 | 5980 views |
  7. From the Ground Up >>

    Joyce Mungherera, Uganda
    10/14/2009 | 4794 views |
  8. Mujeres Constructoras >>

    10/14/2009 | 10543 views |
  9. MUSEUM PICK
    The Barefoot Approach >>

    Sumithra Prasanna, Singapore
    11/17/2009 | 17289 views |
  10. Women Empowered to Fight Global Poverty >>

    CARE, Worldwide
    10/14/2009 | 8374 views |
  11. Women of Ilocos Sur >>

    Teena Saulo, Australia
    3/10/2010 | 3542 views |
  12. Women's Empowerment Collection >>

    ITVS Community Classroom, United States
    2/24/2010 | 6877 views |

Other

  1. A Conversation with Nicholas Kristof >>

    12/31/2009 | 6385 views |
  2. An Economy That Works for Everyone >>

    Masum Momaya, Curator, United States
    10/15/2009 | 19115 views |
  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    All In a Day's Work >>

    Namita Kulkarni, India
    12/9/2009 | 4794 views |
  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Every Penny Counts >>

    Alina Chau, United States
    12/13/2009 | 5303 views |
  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Haitian Women >>

    Renée Bergan, United States
    10/14/2009 | 4606 views |
  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Tanzania Unlimited, Ltd. >>

    Mathilde Jansen, Netherlands, the
    12/15/2009 | 7321 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Las Americas >>

    Irene Marx, Germany
    10/14/2009 | 3140 views |
  8. COMMUNITY VOICE:
    Generations of Bhutanese Weavers >>

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer, China
    10/14/2009 | 4668 views |
  9. Do Women Have Equal Opportunities in the Workplace? >>

    Mary Anne Zammit, Malta
    11/20/2009 | 24672 views |
  10. Mothers Only Two >>

    Monica Mayer
    11/22/2010 | 5453 views |
  11. Picturing Power & Potential:
    A Project of Economica >>

    IMOW Team, United States
    5/14/2010 | 4736 views |
  12. Public Notary s/n° >>

    Gabriela Leon, Mexico
    11/22/2010 | 6087 views |
  13. Voices of Women in the Workplace >>

    Wiley, Women in US, United States
    5/27/2010 | 2158 views |


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