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Quotes to Live By

Quotes that should help you in your attitude and choices in your daily life.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Today, organizations such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Futures Without Violence, Men Stopping Violence, Magdalene House of Charleston and Save the Children are working to end abuse against women and children. What groups are you supporting this month?

On her first country visit as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, British actress Emma Watson highlighted the need for women’s political participation in Uruguay.

On Wednesday, Michelle Obama spoke to leaders at the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.

Today marks the inaugural @United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Every year, millions of women, men and children are enslaved and trafficked for profit. On this day, July 30, we want to raise our voices for the voiceless and give hope to the survivors of human trafficking. #IGiveHope #quote

Today we honor a man who paved a path to equality and changed the destiny of the millions living under apartheid. His courage and integrity changed the world. And what better way to honor him than to continue his fight for equality? Take some time today to make a difference, no matter how small. Thank you, Nelson Mandela! #Time2Serve #MandelaDay #quote

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This year Malala celebrates her 17th birthday by traveling to Nigeria to honor the missing girls, and to encourage the government to do more to get them back home. “We cannot sit on the sidelines and let this continue,” she says. “Each of us is responsible. We cannot rest until we have justice and freedom for every girl and every boy.”

On June 24, Hauwa Ibrahim testified before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee about combating global violence and discrimination against women. Ibrahim is a Nigerian human rights lawyer who powerfully advocated for the necessity of directing more resources to preventing gender-based violence.

"Look men, we have a problem. Obviously we have a problem because some other men out there are doing horrible things to women. But we aren’t those men, so it’s not our problem. Our problem is that we think it’s not our problem." Kudos to Jeff Bridges, who understands that violence against women is every man's problem. Read his article via TIME. #NotAllMen #YesAllWomen

  • Ginny Robertson LLC

    This is one of the best pieces I've read about men taking responsibility for men raping. Thank you for sharing it.

Muhammad Yunus believes the right to credit should be recognized as a fundamental human right. He received the #Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and for his work in alleviating poverty by providing microcredit and #microfinance to the poor. #quote

  • kelly bowden

    Yes! Amazing man and idea. But let's not forget about the backlash to this experiment and the abuse women endured from their husbands who abused the womens' access to loans. This concept needs refining.

Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland, writes a guest post for @Nicholas Kristof's blog discussing the sexual violence women and girls face during conflict, and the role women must play in peace negotiations in order for them to be successful. Robinson is speaking this week at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Read more via @The New York Times. #TimeToAct #VAW #quote

Jill Sheffield is founder and president of Women Deliver, which works to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health. Its motto is short but true: Invest in women -- it pays!

Women's History Month ended yesterday, but we'd like to start the first day of April by continuing to honor inspiring women. Today, that woman is Helen Keller. As a women's rights activist and an advocate for the disabled, she reminds us that no matter how large the obstacles we face, there is always something we can do to help others.