20 Nov Make One Day Count

Several years ago, for reasons I didn't understand at the time, I accepted an invitation to attend the first-ever rural African Women's Conference. I rearranged my entire schedule and traveled halfway around the world to meet with hundreds of women who came from all over...

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09 Oct International Day of the Girl Child

On October 11, the entire world will be reminded that girls can be powerful agents of change.  That’s because this is the International Day of the Girl Child — a day designated by the United Nations to celebrate girls, and promote gender equality and the...

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07 Oct ‘We Day’ is Making it Cool to Care!

Imagine a stadium-sized educational event with literally tens of thousands of students in attendance, generating the world’s largest youth empowerment movement of its kind. It's an event you cannot buy a ticket to, instead one must earn it through making a commitment to a local...

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03 Oct She Died on Her Wedding Night

A few weeks ago I read about Rawan, the 8-year-old girl in Yemen who was forced to marry a 40-year-old man. She died on her wedding night as a result of injuries sustained from forced intercourse. I am outraged!   Because I have seen the horror of...

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20 Sep ‘We Day’ season is here!

We Day season is here, and the Unstoppable Foundation is proud to share in the energy and enthusiasm of so many incredible speakers and performers that will hit the stage in cities all across Canada and the US beginning today) and throughout next month.   So...

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10 Sep Water for Naomi

Meet Naomi Chemutai.  Naomi used to have to spend hours a day walking to fetch water from the nearest river – water that could make her sick at any time. Every morning and evening Naomi , her aunt and four cousins would walk the rough...

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