The Daily Beast and Newsweek organized the second annual Women in the World Stories and Solutions summit taking place in New York on March 10-12, where extraordinary leaders, brave dissidents, dedicated journalists, foreign correspondents and brave women from all over the world has come together to report the potent stories that are often ignored. Some of the highlights from the summit are below, more information are under:
Newsweek and The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown welcomes the participants at the Women in the World summit.
Malika Saada Saar, founder and director of The Rebecca Project for Human Rights, tells a story of how women who had once been trafficked through Craigslist came up with a solution to end it.
Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” tells a story about how her book and parenting methods, that provoked a controversy in the Western World has been perceived as normal in China.
Actress and activist Ashley Judd introduced the panel “‘No Such Thing’: Trafficking of Girls in the United States”. Her story was the heart wrenching personal anecdote about a young woman who was forced into prostitution in Atlanta.
Yem Chhoun husband’s mistress attacked her and her newborn baby with acid. With the help of panelist Dr. Ebby Elahi, both have recovered.
Madeleine Albright and Condolezza Rice in the discussion about the Absence of Women’s Rights in the society
See more stories from the Women in the World 2011 Summit under this link.