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How to form a network of like-minded women
As women, we do not advocate for ourselves as often as we should. However, when you work with people who have similar experiences, perspective and objectives it motivates you. With enough people cheering you on and offering you guidance, you are definitely likely to succeed. Such organizations inspire us to advocate for ourselves and support each other in that process. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/8/16/how-to-form-a-network-of-like-minded-women
Human Trafficking and the role that the media has to play
The media is the window for the public to many issues that we may not normally encounter, and has the ability to shape our understanding of critical topics such as human trafficking. To avoid sensationalism or bias, journalism on such issues must be balanced and well-executed. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/8/31/human-trafficking-and-the-role-that-the-media-has-to-play
The Dark Side of Western Tourism in Kenya
Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia and Ethiopia, Kenya is a major economic and transport hub of East Africa. Despite this, employment is scarce as the country’s economic and development trajectory is threatened by weak governance and corruption. To read more information click here:
4 Principles of Community Organizing for Aspiring Changemakers
This is for community organizers, aspiring changemakers, and activists--and also anybody who seeks to make an impact in their communities. Community organizers are always trying to figure out people’s common self-interest, the glue which binds organizations and movements. Read More: https://goo.gl/FtknLU
How to take (and reject) criticism of your views
For most socially aware and active individuals, it can be tough to maintain relationships with those who don’t support their ideals or viewpoints. You learn to desensitize yourself to actions that upset you, stay silent when you sense that something’s wrong, restraining yourself so that others don’t feel judged and so on. In the process, you end up suppressing who you are. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/9/1/how-to-take-and-reject-criticism-of-your-views
American Mothers Are Not Taking Enough Time Out
Trivia - what’s common with the United States and countries like Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland(?!) Out of 173 countries, only these four lacks paid leave, and that's a report from 2007! To read more information click here:
Why and How Women Should Run for Office
An increasing number of women are running for office, a phenomenon the media has tagged to the “Trump effect.” Well, more the merrier and it couldn’t have happened sooner. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/6/23/why-and-how-women-can-run-for-office
Sexism in Healthcare: A Still Pervasive Problem
Despite the fact that it is women who make as much as 80% of health treatment decisions in families, they are the ones who themselves get the short end of the stick. In general, medical personnel tend to take women’s suffering less seriously than men’s, spend lesser time treating them, and very often misdiagnose physical pain as being due to emotional causes. Read More: https://goo.gl/X6mFCW
3 Fields Women are Advancing In
It’s halfway through 2017 and we are yet to see any concrete progress in the area of equal rights. The number of political leaders and public figures who hold fast to some fairly regressive gender ideas are surprising to say the least. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/6/9/3-fields-women-are-advancing-in
Fighting human trafficking while you shop
Thanks to the increased social awareness in recent years, sex-trafficking is at the forefront of our conscience and omnipresent in the news. A dark and scary term which fails to fully represent the horror of human beings who are treated as objects for sale. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/8/4/fighting-human-trafficking-while-you-shop
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According to US federal law, those under 18 years of age induced into commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking. It doesn’t matter whether the trafficker uses fraud, coercion or force. To read more information click here: https://goo.gl/DIR7kI
Reaching Out to Help Teenagers in Kenya
Access to sexual and reproductive health services is limited for the poorest and hardest to reach communities in Kenya. Millions of Kenyans living in rural communities do not have access to family planning facilities. Teenage girls are the most vulnerable group that can benefit from family planning advice. To read more information click here:
In a Retrograde Step Underage Sex to Become Legal in Kenya
In a shocking development, underage sex is soon set to become a reality in Kenya. An amendment to the Sexual Offences Act seeks to reduce the age limit (now 18) for consensual sex. If the amendment sees the light of day, it will no longer be criminal to engage in sex with children above 16. To read more click here: https://goo.gl/ILSXGg
Why We Must End Institutional Gender Bias for the Advancement of Women’s Rights
Diversity is one of the more important issues in modern business, and women have to fight harder for it now, more than ever. Increasing the share of the pie for a group that’s over half of the world population seems only logical in every respect. To read more click here: https://goo.gl/Fsc4MH
3 acts of defiance and why they’re still relevant
Our world is no stranger to discrimination, bigotry and oppression. But equally prevalent are civil disobedience, willful and outright defiance by marginalized people trying to find liberation. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/6/22/3-amazing-acts-of-resistance-you-need-to-know-about
The Unholy Nexus of Conflict Migration Crime and Trafficking
Images of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean are perhaps the most shocking ones of migration we have seen so far. But far beyond those images are stories of exploitation that refugees risk at every step of their journey to safety. To read more information click here: https://goo.gl/BHkZC4
Why Child Sex Trafficking Can No Longer Be Ignored
Even though child sex trafficking is an alarmingly widespread issue in our society, it is often swept under the rug because it’s so uncomfortable to talk about. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/7/7/why-child-sex-trafficking-can-no-longer-be-ignored
What to Know When Seeking Nonprofit Funding
The governing body of a nonprofit organization has a range of different funding options to consider. The most popular sources of income are are grants and donations. However each income stream comes with its unique processes. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/7/25/what-to-know-when-seeking-nonprofit-funding
5 Black Women Pioneers Everyone Should Know About
What do most people think of when they hear “February?” Generally their minds immediately go to Valentine’s Day, and the associations of February as a month of romance and love. But more importantly, February is Black History Month. Black History Month, which was established in the U.S. in 1976, 50 years prior in 1926, was only recognized as Black History Week. In America, and throughout the world, Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Read More: https://goo.gl/0WV821
Why We Need to Join Hands for Progress
The demographics at the top are often different from the workplace in general. The lack of women in the senior leadership is no doubt hurting organizations a lot. This has a percolating effect on lower levels, specifically on younger women who lack mentors and end up feeling they are unsuited to take on larger responsibilities. Read More: https://goo.gl/s7CFOD
5 Ways Moms Teach Us to Be Better Leaders
Not very long ago, being a mother and a working professional were seen as mutually exclusive. Women were expected to hold down the household while their husbands went off to grow their careers, unable to grow beyond the roles of wife and mother. Read More: https://goo.gl/a5CpuE
How Women Can Protect Their Rights at Work
In the 21st century, women have come a long way. We have evolved from damsels in distress into confident, driven, and goal-oriented individuals over the years. We have succeeded in balancing work and personal lives, with a number of women moving their way up the business world and even the once male stronghold of politics. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/6/28/how-women-can-protect-their-rights-at-work
Feminist Magazine Editors and Writers Speak Out
Women are often undermined in society — but that gives one the strength to prove how powerful we truly are. We should be proud to be women, able to display our courage, confidence, and strength. Be confident in who we are and love ourselves for what we are capable of. Just being ourselves. Read More: https://goo.gl/9eit7y
The Secret to Being a Successful Leader   Emotional Intelligence 1080p
Quite a few professionals struggle at being good leaders and have trouble understanding why. After all they work hard, are successful in their fields and communicate with their direct reports in a comprehensive and clear manner. Read more...http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/7/28/the-secret-to-being-a-successful-leader-emotional-intelligence
The narrowing gender pay gap – and how to close it completely
Everybody knows that Hollywood’s leading actresses earn considerably less than their male counterparts. And it’s common knowledge that for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns only 83 cents. Read More: https://goo.gl/LlXnL5
4 Ways for Women Leaders  to Achieve Success
The internet has created massive opportunities that shove gender bias aside, by empowering and enabling all entrepreneurs (especially women) to pursue their passions. Thanks to the growth of a sharing economy, solopreneurship, traditional entrepreneurship, and other creative paths are the future for women in leadership. But dreams don’t become goals without hard work. Read More: https://goo.gl/GRT947
The Internet Vs. Sex Trafficking - What’s at stake?
The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 has been introduced in the U.S. Senate, with the support of several prominent Republican and Democratic senators. The act increases sites’ responsibility for user content, potentially expanding criminal liability for websites. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/8/15/the-internet-vs-sex-trafficking-whats-at-stake
The Menace of Sex Trafficking in the U.S – Brought to Light
According to human rights advocates, human trafficking happens every day in major cities across the U.S. Now, in the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that as much as one-fifth of all homeless youth in the U.S. are victims of human trafficking, most likely for purposes of sex. The study also showed that LGBTQ youth accounted for nearly one-third of the sex-trafficking victims. Read More: https://goo.gl/R8oTLY
How to tackle the spreading menace of Human Trafficking
Modern day slavery that involves the use of force, coercion or fraud to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act, every year, thousands of people, mostly women and young girls are deceived, threatened or simply forced into commercial sexual exploitation. Read More: https://goo.gl/bSo1xV
No, The World Has Not Given Up On Refugees
In the words of Emmanuel Kant: “Hospitality means the right of a stranger not to be treated as an enemy when he arrives in the land of another because [all men have] common possession of the surface of the earth.” To read more information click here: https://goo.gl/lMMwPw
How Entrepreneurs Can Excel In Their Chosen Career
If you feel secure and comfortable in your job, it may be time to reassess your current commitment and job satisfaction. Why? Sometimes being too comfortable is an indication that growth just isn’t happening. And if you’re not learning and moving forward, you’re losing out. Read More: https://goo.gl/1j38u9
3 Ways You Can Make a Difference
A few months ago, the world shook when the might of the Women’s Marches took to the streets – the largest single day of action in US and in world history. But for some of us, it is not really possible to participate in such movements. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/6/14/3-ways-you-can-make-a-difference
How African Women are Increasingly Under Threat – From the Rest of the World 1080p
Human sex trafficking is slavery in a modern-day guise with the victims being mostly juveniles. Most children lured into human trafficking are as young as 12 to 14. Once snared, there is no escaping this web. Their average life expectancy after induction into trafficking? A mere seven years. To read more information click here: https://goo.gl/BAXSUg
Women Positioned to be the Newest Tech Leaders
The technology industry has gained a reputation for being unwelcoming to and biased against women. Figures from the World Economic Forum show that only 24% of information and communication technology jobs are held by women. Women occupy just 11% of executive positions in Silicon Valley and outside the valley, its 25% with 5% of tech startups being owned by women. Read More: https://goo.gl/dNoMuR
She Wanted to be an Actress
Mimi was 15. She was sweet, funny, adorable and outspoken. Mimi was new to the One Girl at a Time program in Sun Valley, California. During one of the meetings last year, Angel Covarrubias the program leader and her team, spoke to the girls about dreams and goals. To read more information click here:
Five Ways to Kickstart a Charitable Venture
Do you have a charitable passion you want to commit to? Below are a few reasons to start such a venture and steps you can take to get started. Read More: https://goo.gl/wIPCHM
A few tips on Finding and Working With a Mentor
A common question that entrepreneurs often ask is how to find a mentor to help them with their business. Budding entrepreneurs need someone they can call on for advice on day to day problems, sit down with to discuss the more arduous matters and so on. Read More: https://goo.gl/wHXXAe
When Thousands Marched for Women’s Rights in L.A.
It was unusually bright and sunny this Saturday as hundreds of thousands packed the streets of L.A for the Women’s March. After heavy rains in the Southern California region, and with even more heavy weather predicted it was as if the sun too had come out in support. To read more information click here: https://goo.gl/QuQX1S
How Women Can Make Themselves Heard
There are many ways individuals can make noise. There are lots of ways to speak out – all of them valuable in different ways. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/6/16/how-you-can-make-yourself-heard
Fighting the Human Trafficking Menace in the U.S
A recent spate of news and developments related to human trafficking and law enforcement have again turned the spotlight on the menace of human trafficking - one of the most important human rights causes of our time. Human trafficking is the second most lucrative crime in the world, second only to drug trafficking. to read more information click here:
5 Issues To Tackle This Year
2016 did not turn out to be that great for women, across the globe and especially in the US. 2016 left many women feeling disenfranchised and vulnerable, as vital issues like equal pay, reproductive rights, paid family leave and equality for the LGBT community were sidelined. To read more information click here:
The Challenges and Rewards of Entrepreneurship: How Women Can Tackle Their Business Goals
Male or Female, in order to become a successful entrepreneur, there are certain specific qualities that one must embody. It takes a certain kind of person to run a successful business. It’s even more challenging for aspiring female entrepreneurs to lead and propel their ventures to the highest possible levels of success. Read more: https://goo.gl/aqlYza
How US Sports Tackled Women’s Issues in 2016
Apart from Hollywood, there’s no other field in the U.S that generates media frenzy like Sports. And in several instances, the media spotlight was trained on women’s issues in the sporting field like never before. And the issues were those important to women in any other field – discrimination, gender diversity, equal pay and violence. To read more click here:
Starting Early – Saving the School Children of Kenya
In impoverished rural Africa, attending school can be a daily struggle for some children. Children who live in Kakamega, Kenya, have to travel 10 miles or more on average to school, usually on foot. To read more information click here: https://goo.gl/rQkTHo
Why Non-Profits Need More Self Promotion
In spite of the fact that most non profits understand the role of self-promotion in advancement of their objectives, they do not use it much. We all know we should do more of self-promotion and that we should be better at it. But at the same time, it’s much more comfortable to simply focus on doing our work. We are more or less conditioned to take the back seat and wait for recognition to come to us. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/8/22/why-non-profits-need-more-self-promotion
UN Confirms that Kids are the Major Victims of Trafficking
To no one’s surprise, it has emerged that children and women in Sub-Saharan Africa are the worst victims of human trafficking worldwide. This is according to the latest 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons from the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.) To read more information click here:
Another 135 Years To Achieve Equality!
Surely you’ve heard of the gender pay gap. Women earn a mere 76 cents on the dollar compared to men. However, that simple, yet stunning statistic only tells part of the story and doesn't paint a complete picture. To read more information click here: https://goo.gl/oHxWSy
Why We Women Need to Join Hands for Progress
A Stanford School of Business study has revealed that sexism retains a deeper hold in the American society than most imagined. One of the most perplexing factors is that women do not support other women. To read more information click here:
3 Ways U S Citizens are fighting Sex Traffickers
No longer can we ignore the presence of human trafficking in the US. Be it facebook warnings from concerned mothers in Milwaukee, legal tussles with prominent online portals or concerned citizens banding together, awareness and activism is definitely on the rise. http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/the-latest/2017/7/14/3-ways-us-citizens-are-fighting-sex-traffickers

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