Changemakers, published by IofC-UK, shares stories both of personal change and of tackling global issues. Merel Rumping shares her story of how she is transforming the lives of amputees in Colombia. Sergio Lopez Figuero set up Humming in Harmony to help others with mental health issues through music. Marian Partington had the courage to forgive her sister's murderers.
In this issue we hear from Onjali Rauf whose aunt’s murder motivated her to create a charity that trains ordinary people to spot signs of abuse. Meanwhile Amy Peake and Pravin Nakim have been working tirelessly to educate women on menstrual hygiene. Amy is creating solutions to provide cheap hygienic pads in refugee camps while Pravin is removing the stigma attached to periods in India. Jonty Herman draws on his experience visiting refugee camps in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In this issue Ann Edwards set out to make her local community sustainable. Teresa and Laurin Hodge are drawing on their strong mother-and-daughter bond, and Teresa’s experience of serving a prison term, to help released prisoners reintegrate in society. These are just two examples of the women changemakers in this issue. As Nelson Mandela said: ‘It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.’