Growing up in the United States, I remember learning about the impact of World War II on American women. With so many men fighting abroad, it became necessary for women to enter the workforce in unprecedented numbers, and what is perhaps even more striking, they were filling jobs that were highly unusual for women, and…Details
On any humid morning along Boston’s Charles River you might be able to find Angela Fisher Ricks running or biking the tree-lined parkland paths with her husband or a friend. Angela is originally from Utah, but now lives in Boston where she graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a master’s degree with…Details
Here Esraa’ .D. Mahadin explains how she helps to bring about community change by including men in efforts to improve human rights.
Centuries ago among the Igbo people in Nigeria, women had a level of autonomy not experienced today. Amaka Akudinobi, who is an Igbo woman, associates the shift in women’s status with the British coming into Nigeria and instilling their values on the people there. Through the nineteenth century, certain aspects of European ideology were integrated…Details