As a liberal Democrat in a Republican-dominated state legislature, Senator Rupert faced many challenges. While in office, she focused her energies on services for women and children, access to health care and education, the environment, prison reform, civil rights for minorities, the lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgendered community, hate crimes, and crisis intervention for youth.
Barbara Wilder‘s work is based on women learning to sit together to create positive societal changes by opening their hearts and minds to one another. The feminine way is working together in loving community. Learn more about this internationally acclaimed writer, teacher, and healer, and her Power Woman Magic Project.
Ten years ago, in a friendly conversation with an authority on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Patricia began to wonder if circumcision had an effect on cognitive and psychological development. She immediately began working on the Internet and in public forums, researching the effects of circumcision on children and the adults they become. Learn more about the work and healing journey of this remarkable writer and publisher.
Maddy has spent most of her life since 1966 organizing around community issues that are close to her heart and that she is very passionate about, such as civil rights, the South Africa anti-apartheid movement, Vietnam war, wars in the Middle East, as well as inequities in schools and health, and the work force, the public school system, and most presently childbirth. Maddy believes that all the organizing and political involvement that she has done in the past laid the foundation for the formation of the Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation and for her not-so-seemless movement down the roads she needed to go.
Jan Tritten is the Owner and Editor-In-Chief of Midwifery Today. Through networking and education, Midwifery Today‘s mission is to return midwifery care to its rightful position in the family, to make midwifery care the norm throughout the world and to redefine midwifery as a vital partnership with women.
For more than 30 years, the writing, work, and community service of Alexia Parks has focused on the fields of energy, the environment, education, and communications. Author of seven books, including the acclaimed child abuse exposé An American Gulag, Alexia has served as a nationally syndicated columnist, New York City publisher for the magazine, Vision USA, and has written for the national desk of The Washington Post. She has also served as Director of Communications for a trade association representing 100 major metropolitan daily newspapers. In December 2007, Alexia was distinguished as the United Nation’s first accredited blogger at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali. At the launch of Votelink.com, which Alexia co-founded in 1995, Newsweek magazine called her “one of 50 people who matter most on the Net.”
Embaba was 5 when Connie found her, HIV positive, covered in wounds on her head and body, legs and ears. They were not prepared to care for a sick child, but when Connie saw her, she just had to take her in. Embaba is now “beyond recognition”, having experienced a “total life change”. One year later, this child is a typical, active 6 year-old, laughing, playing and going to school. She would have died if she hadn’t joined the orphanage that gave her love and proper care. Learn more about Connie Bisrat, an inspiring woman who has dedicated her life to serving orphans and the disabled in her native Ethiopia.
As she canvassed the idea of a women’s party, Justine Caines realized that many other issues needed attention, most of them social policy related. So the new What Women Want party adopted a broad policy platform which includes maternity care reform, affordable childcare, paid maternity leave, a strong education system for all children, housing, nuclear power, workplace laws, and better support for childcare workers. While Justine’s passion was born out of the need for maternity reform, the party’s focus has quickly become much broader.