Melanie Lidman

Melanie Lidman is a freelance journalist in San Francisco. Originally from Boston and a graduate of the University of Maryland, she previously worked for the Times of Israel and as Africa and the Middle East for Global Sisters Report. Previously, Lidman was the Jerusalem metro reporter for the Jerusalem Post.

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Q & A with Dinknesh Amanuel, helping sisters gain 'theological confidence'

Ghana's once-laudable health insurance plan puts Catholic hospital at financial risk

Q & A with Sr. Abeba Hadgu, empowering women in Ethiopia

Illegal gold mining in Ghana undercuts church's plans for land, threatens environment and lives

Sisters in Ghana gain self-sufficiency with juice- and water-bottling operation

Lack of education among sisters a challenge for Tanzania formators

Q & A with Sr. Mary Owusu Frimpong, bringing health care to the margins

Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

Q & A with Sr. Angelina Gerharz, founder of Porter Girls Project in Ghana

Tanzanian girls: Independent and in charge of their own futures

Albinism in Africa: Sisters, activists counter violence with education, protection

Harvesting economic independence in Tanzania

Sharing voices of sisters in Tanzania and Kenya

Q & A with Sr. Imelda Gaurwa, the first Tanzanian Grail Sister

One girl in Kenya finds a safe haven from FGM, and a future

In rural Kenya, a path to adulthood without female genital mutilation

Digging deep for inner peace

Q & A with Sr. Mercy Kariuki, hostel director

Sisters in Africa discuss: Anticipating Pope Francis' visit

Q & A with Sr. Patricia Lanigan: The art of listening