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Women Thrive Worldwide to Change Focus

It is with great excitement that we announce that Women Thrive Worldwide is changing its name to Women Thrive Alliance.

False Promises of Love and Employment: Human Trafficking on Social Media

Posted by Shukria Dellawar, Bridget Mahoney, and Brittany Samone May

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his or her will.

Talk to Me: Mother & Son Discuss Gender Equality

Posted by jillian Holzer

As part of The Huffington Post's Talk to Me series, where children interview their parents, Women Thrive's president Dr. Patricia T. Morris sat down with her son Raymond to discuss gender equality. Watch their discussion:

 

Women Are More Than Body Parts

Posted by Bridget Mahoney

The historical dilemma of sexual objectification and enforced beauty standards is not revolutionary.  However, with the invention of social media, one could argue that women experience objectification and unrealistic standards like never before. Technology has placed thousands of beauty ads, pornographic images, and airbrushed models at one’s fingertips.

What I Learned at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women

Posted by Emily Bove

Last month, the United Nations hosted its 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, a two-week annual meeting of women and gender equality advocates, donors, decision-makers, and stakeholders. My participation at this meeting, commonly referred to as CSW, was short but insightful.