Empowering Women in the Dominican Republic

By Lauren Muscarella, 4WomenWorldwide Contributor “Investing in women is smart economics, and investing in girls, catching them upstream, is even smarter economics.” – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director, The World Bank Last December I traveled to the Dominican Republic. My priorities included sun bathing on beautiful beaches, drinking fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice in the morning, and mojitos […]

A Bright, “Invisible” Force

Being blind and partially deaf is not enough to keep Edna silent. As she speaks candidly with Human Rights Watch about her experience, she rounds her shoulders protectively over her baby. HRW’s report, “Edna’s Story,” weaves the tale of a woman in Uganda who faces daily challenges that seem insurmountable. Edna’s Story Edna lived in […]