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5 more women who changed the world in 2012

In spirit of the "year of the woman," meet five more women who may not be famous, but whose efforts this year helped change things for the better.

First Person blog

“We don’t have to follow behind a man.”

“Many women have become more respected leaders as a result of their work on disasters,” said Doris Escobar, my guide on a recent trip to El Salvador. As we made our way from a flood-affected village in the western department of Ahuachapán to another across the country in San Miguel, Doris told me the story […]