Christina's Story

Christina's Story

When I was 23, I lived a life that seemed to have jumped out to me from MTV. I worked at one of the coolest Spanish radio stations in the country during a time period when Reggaeton and Latin Pop were creating new markets in New York City, Miami, and all over the United States. Each weekend, you could find me either holding down the VIP section of an exclusive sold out show or nightclub or at outings becoming friends with celebrities I once just watched on television.

Fahmida's Story

Fahmida's Story

Everything was great, we were in love, we were happy. I was his world and he was mine. When we started dating it seemed like things couldn’t get better, I was working at a good job, living in a city and state that I enjoyed and felt safe in, I had a good relationship with my seven older siblings and father back in Pakistan, best of all, I was in love.

What Women Empowerment Means to WomenRising

What Women Empowerment Means to WomenRising

For centuries women have been fighting their way to the top, fighting fearlessly and relentlessly to have the same rights as men and to share their possibilities and potential in life.

WomenRising (then Y.W.C.A.) was founded in 1905, five years after married women were granted “some” control over their properties and earnings and fifteen years before women were awarded the right to vote.