Leading Change

My Grandmother’s Story

VIDEO: Maureen Kanayo talks with Elisa Gambino, One Production Place, about how land rights affected her grandmother’s life in Nigeria, and inspired her own work in development.

“Bringing Life to These Issues”

VIDEO: Jama Jack, of Think Young Women in the Gambia, talks with Elisa Gambino, One Production Place, about the power of survivors’ stories in efforts to end female genital mutilation and...

We can do better

Women worldwide and in particular developing world bear the hurdles of raising up families single handedly without assistant. Women are symbol of hope. When times are difficult they stand...

I can and I will.

The society I grew up in is one that still believes a female’s place is at the back. She is not to aim high, dream big or speak out except when asked to. I grew up timid and afraid of...

In Bloom Not Broken – Mental Health

I have suffered with mental illness for most of my life starting with self harm and depression at the age of 14 which then led to anorexia in my 20’s and later being diagnosed with...

Extraordinary Transformation

Like so many other women, I am a survivor. From the ashes of incest, abuse and neglect arose a passion to help others create extraordinary lives. At age 12, I was abandoned with my younger...