Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge

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Mark Tuschman is a man on a quest. For the past decade, he has journeyed across much of the developing world documenting the travails and triumphs of women living in very difficult circumstances. On a daily basis, millions of these women face crippling poverty, sexual violence, serious health problems for themselves and their children, and often a total denial of even their most basic human rights. In this extraordinary photo expose, Tuschman documents it all, along with the efforts by many international organizations, aid groups, and doctors and nurses to help these women and girls cope, heal, stand up for themselves and become all they can be. This is reality in the raw, but as Tuschman shows us, these women have an almost unbelievable strength and resilience, and theirs are faces of incomparable dignity and courage. The book comes with endorsements from major figures in the world of women’s health and human rights.

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"Faces of Courage is a photo essay of staggering importance. Tuschman has traveled the world to bring back portraits of girls and women struggling against great odds to make something of their lives. His riveting photos open up a window into the hearts and souls of women and girls fighting violence, poor health, oppression, and lack of opportunity. This book will become a part of you and will encourage you in your efforts to make a difference in the world."
 
- Ruth W. Messinger
President of the American Jewish World Service
 
 
"Mark Tuschman frames his subjects with great dignity. His photography pleads with the world to understand how providing proper maternal-health and childcare services reduces hunger and malnutrition, and empowers women and their families. His photographs in Faces of Courage speak to me of hope."
 
- Musimbi Kanyoro
President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women
 
 
"A tribute to the resiliency of women everywhere. A call to action for all of us in the human race to claim and accept nothing less than autonomy over our own lives and bodies, and an affirmation of the rights of all women around the world to expect exactly that."
 
- Pat Mitchell
Board Member of VDAY, the One Billion Rising campaign
Editorial Director of TED Women
 
 
"Mark Tuschman's photography in Faces of Courage is sensitive, vivid, and compelling - qualities that are critical for conveying the depth and nuances of the fields of development, human rights, and economic justice. It is not an exaggeration to say that, in his work, the notion of a picture speaking a thousand words is more than a cliché; it is a fact."
 
- Kavita N. Ramdas
Former President of the Global Fund for Women
Southeast Asia Director of the Ford Foundation

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For more than a decade, photographer Mark Tuschman has taken his heart and camera into towns and villages across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to document one of the most searing humanitarian issues of our time: the struggle of millions of women and girls to gain freedom over their own lives and bodies. As the portraits and stories in Faces of Courage demonstrate, being born a female in many parts of the world today deprives women of their most basic human rights and often puts them in mortal danger.
 
Faces of Courage also chronicles the many advances being made with regard to educating and empowering women and girls. Through his photographs, Tuschman shows us the tireless doctors, midwives, teachers, and counselors - the silent heroes who are working so hard to mentor young girls and bring them new tools to use and new sources of independence and hope.
 
Yes, hope. You can see it in the faces of young girls at the blackboard, showing what they've learned - and the confidence that comes with it. You can hear it in the voices of girls gaining vital life skills in vocational programs, and in women banding together to use microfinance loans to start their own businesses. And you can see hope dancing in the eyes of young African girls crowded around a computer screen, getting their first glimpse of the world of opportunities waiting beyond the edge of their villages.
 
The pages ahead portray the full scope of this human drama as it unfolds around the world, as women move from tragedy and despair to hope and triumph. As you will see, Faces of Courage is far more than a book; it is both an awakening and a call to action, an eloquent appeal for universal understanding and respect.
 

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