Saturday, December 8

'Women Who Light the Dark'

An inspiring new book by photo-journalist Paola Gianturco shows us how women around the world are using their imaginations against all odds to solve their communities' most intractable problems

“Across the world local women are helping one another tackle the problems that darken their lives – domestic violence, sex trafficking, war, poverty, illiteracy, discrimination, inequality, malnutrition, disease. These women may lack material resources, but they possess a wealth of an even more precious resource: imagination. And their imaginations light the dark."

So begins Women Who Light the Dark, Paola Gianturco’s latest breath-taking journey into the lives of women around the world.The book, a series of vignettes and photographs, highlights women and organizations in 15 countries who are using innovative methods to tackle some of their society's most intractable problems – from child rape in Zimbabwe to unemployment in Nepal, from discrimination in Slovakia to legal inequality in Morocco.

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