Women in Green: Spotlight on Mahwash Rehman

Today I’d like to recognize my friend Mahwash Rehman, an advocate for women’s equality and a very talented photographer. Mahwash took the time to talk to me about her thesis project on the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team.  On her artist’s statement page, where you can view a slideshow of her photographs, she explains the significance of…

“A promise is a promise.”

From Ban Ki Moon’s statements at the International Women’s Day event at UN headquarters: “Look around at the women you are with. Think of those you cherish in your families and your communities. And understand that there is a statistical likelihood that many of them have suffered violence in their lifetime.” “This year on International…

“Me preocupa el silencio”/”Silence worries me”

Last week, I had the good fortune to see a presentation given by Ms. Josefina Vazquez Mota, who was the 2012 presidential candidate of the National Action Party in Mexico. Ms. Mota won her party’s primary election last February, winning grassroots support to beat Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Despite an overhaul…