International Women’s Day

This March 8, International Women’s Day, we feature the stories of activists and survivors who triumphed over abuse and oppression in pursuit of freedom and women’s rights in the 21st century. We thank them for sharing their stories, and for stepping up to the front lines of the fight to give a voice and power to those who are still silenced by shame, threats, and pain. Read about the strong, passionate woman who drive our activism below.

Kentucky Survivor Breaks Silence About Genital Mutilation

How I became a Stepmom and Wife at 15 in America

Joanna Vergoth Helps Survivors Deal With the Psychological Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation

Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Pepperdine University: “The (Transformative) Power of Women”