She founded The Pink Couch, a digital community that challenges women to “get to the heart of the matter” in their pursuit of love, happiness, and success. She also co-founded and is the executive director of The Ruby Project, a nonprofit summer program created to empower girl survivors of abuse & trauma through Christ, community, and the creative arts.
Amadi earned her Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D) from Azusa Pacific University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA.
Boddington worked across various research projects on ethical and social aspects of genomics at the Institute of Medical Genetics at Cardiff University, collaborating with researchers at CESAGen (the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics). Her book, “Ethical Challenges in Genomics Research,” was published in April 2012.
Boddington holds degrees in philosophy and psychology from the University of Keele, a BPhil and DPhil in philosophy (with a thesis on self-deception) from the University of Oxford, and an LLM in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice from Cardiff University.
She is the author of sixteen books including “Women and Madness,” “Mothers on Trial,” “Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman” and “An American Bride in Kabul,” as well as thousands of articles, and four studies about honor killing. She is currently working on the fifth.
Dr. Chesler is a co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969), The National Women’s Health Network (1974), and The International Committee for Women of the Wall (1989). She is a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at The Middle East Forum, and a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). She is also Advisor-in-Chief, Choices Global Institute for Women’s Healing and Education.
Olivia Duffus is a recent graduate from Cedarville University, where she studied Professional Writing and Information Design. She will never say no to a cup of tea or a good book.
Olivia is passionate about using her writing to raise awareness of the tragedies that hundreds of women face as daily realities, as well as challenging fellow believers to advocate for the helpless. She is eager to see how Jesus uses VOW to change lives.
Maquis is a well-known playwright, who after writing her first play at age 11, has gone on to win several awards for her work. She continues to write today to educate, and raise awareness of women’s rights issues. She hopes to inspire positive, peaceful action to create a fairer and safer world for women and girls.
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A survivor of domestic abuse, honor violence, rape, and sexual assault, Prudence lives every day under the threat of honor killing due to the fatwa declared on her life for becoming a Christian. She lives in victory despite ongoing threats, dedicating her efforts to raising awareness about the most inhumane violence occurring against women and girls in the world.
Through VOW, Prudence hopes to rescue as many victims as possible and to prevent the egregious violation of human rights committed against her from being repeated against other women and girls.Prudence lived in the Middle East for over a decade and worked with the U.S. military in Iraq for over one year.
Her passion to end human trafficking, to ensure justice in all parts of the world, is one reason why she hopes to work for the federal government in the area of Homeland Security fighting against violence and terrorism on the domestic and international front.
Whitmore earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Cedarville University and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Security and Intelligence and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has lived and studied abroad in Ireland, Italy, and Belgium.
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