In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women who are telling their stories and changing the world.
Women like Jaha Dukureh, a female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor and mother of two in the U.S., who successfully petitioned President Obama to start a task force to investigate the prevalence of FGM, and went on to help drive the ban of FGM in her native country of The Gambia.
And women like Sara Wolff, who was born with Down syndrome, and who made incredible change happen by working with Congress to pass the ABLE Act, allowing people with disabilities to easily save for their futures.
It is these women and girls, and all the people who raise their voices to support them, that give me hope for the future of my daughters and women everywhere. While there is a long road to equality, with our own stories as inspiration and using technology to spread those stories to others, women everywhere can be as powerful as Jaha, Sara, the inspiring women in this video, and the millions of other women fighting to make the world a better place.
Thank you for all that you do,
Jennifer Dulski, President, Change.org