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The Marketplace at Together Women Rise features partners that support gender equality around the world. Making it your first stop for gifts, home goods and more multiplies the power of your purchase by supporting women artisans and Together Women Rise. Support the partners below and find more at

Anchal Project is a nonprofit organization that addresses the exploitation of women around the world by using design thinking to create employment opportunities, services, and products that support economic empowerment. Anchal’s current priority is to provide commercial sex workers in India with careers in textile and design production. Anchal artisans create a variety of intricately hand-stitched textile goods made from vintage saris and eco-friendly fabrics. Together Women Rise will receive 10 percent of the purchase price of all sales, and you will receive 10 percent off your order by using the code TWR10 with this link.



Join the Together Women Rise Book Club at 8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, Sept. 12 and hear from Pashtana Durrani.

Last to Eat, Last to Learn: My Life in Afghanistan Fighting to Educate Women 

By Pashtana Durrani and Tamara Bralo

Featured in September 2024 at the Together Women Rise Book Club

Inspired by generations of her family’s unwavering belief in the power of education, Pashtana Durrani recognized her calling early in life: to educate Afghanistan’s girls and young women, raised in a society where learning is forbidden. In a country devastated by war and violence, where girls are often married off before reaching their teenage years and prohibited from leaving their homes, heeding that call seemed both impossible and dangerous.
Pashtana was raised in an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan where her father, a tribal leader, founded a community school for girls within their home. Fueled by his insistence that despite being a girl, she mattered and deserved an education, Pashtana was sixteen when, against impossible odds, she was granted a path out of the refugee camp: admittance to a preparatory program at Oxford. Unthinkably and to her parents’ horror, she chose a different path. She chose Afghanistan.
Pashtana founded the nonprofit LEARN and developed a program for getting educational materials directly into the hands of girls in remote areas of the country, training teachers in digital literacy. Her commitment to education has made her a target of the Taliban. Still, she continues to fight for women’s education and autonomy in Afghanistan and beyond.

Radical Inclusion: Seven Steps to Help You Create a More Just Workplace, Home, and World

By David Moinina Sengeh

Note: This book will be featured at a Together Women Rise Book Club meeting, date TBD.

Readers who have encountered this extraordinary book after seeing it featured on the Today Show and at packed events across the country are discovering that Radical Inclusion is unlike any book they’ve ever read before – and is the book we all most need now. David Moinina Sengeh has written a page-turning and deeply human story that gives a remarkable blueprint we can apply to our daily lives.


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This Academy Award-winning short film features women in India who create and sell menstrual pads, changing lives in the process. The film is available on Netflix and YouTube. A discussion guide is available at the link above.

Parts Unknown

Explore India with the late chef and author Anthony Bourdain. In this episode, Bourdain travels to Punjab, sampling at roadside stands along the way.


Seasons of India

Baluji Shrivastav

Available on CD, vinyl, and streaming

 Voices from Rwanda

Jean Paul Sambutu

Available on CD, vinyl, and streaming