Carrie Lee Ferguson

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People from all over the world gather today for the largest global meeting of the decade focusing on the health and well-being of girls of women.  The Women Deliver Conference, kicks off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and I sit at my computer in my backyard and wonder, like everyone else: what can we do to improve the condition for the girls and women of the world? It’s only when I move out… Read More

This article first appeared on Go Girl, a magazine with a fresh new take on the global perspective. It came at the end of my first day at the Social Good Summit: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  A quote from my all-time favorite quotable person, Albert Einstein, and a wake-up moment at the Summit.  I’d contemplated this quote often and… Read More

Right after I posted a blog today about Half the Sky and the oppression of women around the globe, I went to that website I mentioned (www.worldpulse.com).  Here I am talking about how we can transcend all this oppression and violence, and the next thing on my screen is Join me on the Bridge- a global campaign to show how we can build the bridges of peace and development for our future.  The… Read More

Have you read Half the Sky?  Though the stories contained in the book will cause a whole lot of crying, they will hopefully induce a fierce reaction to react.  To give you an idea of what the book is about, it’s subtitle is: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. This book has changed the direction of my current writing project (keeping me so busy as of late that I’ve neglected my… Read More