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Women Rising XV: World Health Activists


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AIDS Activists Gather in South Africa.  Source:

AIDS Activists Gather in South Africa. Source:

Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world, fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. In this program, we profile two activists facing the most difficult health and human rights issues of our time.

Prudence Mabele is a South African activist in the battle to contain HIV and raise awareness of the AIDS crisis. Mary Pipher is an American psychologist and author confronting the American Psychological Association about its cooperation with the U.S. government in the use of torture.


Mary Pipher, American psychologist, author and activist; Prudence Mabele, South African AIDS activist.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Women Rising Producer: Lynn Feinerman
Women Rising Host: Sandina Robbins
Women Rising Sound Editor: Stephanie Welch

For more information:

Mary Pipher -Lincoln, NE

Positive Women’s Network — Saxonwold, South Africa

Human Rights Watch – New York, NY

Physicians for Human Rights – Washington, DC

Amnesty International– New York, NY

Africa Alive! – Nairobi, Kenya

Hope Cape Town Trust – Tygerberg, South Africa

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