TEDxWomen Part 4 - ReImagine
The fourth and last section of the TEDxWomen conference, held December 1, 2011 at the Paley Center for Media in both New York City and Los Angeles, dealt with reimagining a brighter future.
ReImagine - How women and girls imagine a better life and a better world and make their vision a reality, shaping a brighter future for us all.
Lisa Ling – Journalist
“I asked God how he could allow such atrocities such as all the rapes in the Congo? Why don't you do something about it, I asked? God answered - 'I did, I made you.'”
Shahira Amin - Egyptian Journalist and former deputy head of Egyptian state-owned TV and a senior anchor.
A mass uprising broke out in Egypt, yet the State TV would not cover it. I could not betray the revolutionaries so I left and joined them. I felt that if I fed the public lies I would have the blood of these young people on my hands.
Dr. Piya Sorcar (pictured above) - Founder and CEO of TeachAIDS.
HIV education challenges vary from country to country. The link between awareness campaigns and knowledge campaigns is broken. That's because talking about sex is taboo in many parts of the world. Providing money for HIV education was not working. So Dr. Sorcar looked into alternate ways to teach about taboo topics, into the balance between comfort and clarity. She began research for TeachAIDs as part of her graduate work.
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TeachAIDS, a nonprofit social venture, uses a research-based design process to develop medically-accurate and culturally-tailored animated software to optimize learning. Used in more than 50 countries, TeachAIDS provides the most effective HIV and AIDS prevention software to educators, governments, and NGOs around the world – for free.