Global Fund for Women Welcomes Charlotte Bunch and Dina Dublon to Board of Directors

Rutgers Distinguished Professor and J.P. Morgan Executive join board of international women's human rights organization

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Global Fund for Women, the only US-based foundation that exclusively funds women's rights groups overseas, announced today the appointment of Charlotte Bunch and Dina Dublon to its Board of Directors. The new members will provide a strong international perspective to the 15-member Board over a three-year term.

"We are honored that Charlotte Bunch and Dina Dublon have joined our board," said Kavita N. Ramdas, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women. "Their talents and experience are tremendous assets to the Global Fund for Women's core mission of seeding, supporting, and strengthening women's rights groups based outside the United States."

Charlotte Bunch is world renowned for her leadership in gaining international recognition that the rights of women and girls are inseparable from universal human rights. Her vision was key to bringing together women activists at the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna where, for the first time, 171 states agreed to end violence against women worldwide.

She is the founder of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Distinguished Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Ms. Bunch is a member of the National Women's Hall of Fame and the recipient of many awards including the 2002 Women Who Make A Difference Award by the International Women's Forum and the 1999 Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights by President Clinton.

Dina Dublon, executive vice president, CFO, and member of the executive committee at J. P. Morgan Chase & Co., has earned the industry's respect for her financial discipline, straight talk with analysts, and her support of diversity. She uses her visibility to keep the plight of refugees in the public eye. In 2000, Ms. Dublon spent ten days in Rwanda discussing the nation's rebuilding needs with its first lady and women refugees.

Fortune has named Ms. Dublon one of America's 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business for the past four years. She has received a number of awards, and this year will be honored by The Financial Women's Association as its 2004 Private Sector Woman of the Year. She serves on the boards of Accenture, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Women's Commission for Refugee Women & Children, and is a director of WorldLinks. Ms. Dublon was born in Brazil, raised in Israel and now resides in the U.S.

About the Global Fund for Women
The Global Fund for Women is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that supports women's rights organizations in every part of the world. It is the largest foundation in the world that focuses exclusively on advancing international women's rights. The Global Fund for Women envisions a just and democratic world where women and men participate equally in all aspects of society. Grants support women's organizations working to end poverty, stop violence against women, defend reproductive health and rights and increase girls' access to education. Since 1987, the Global Fund has awarded over $32 million to seed, strengthen and link over 2,300 groups in 160 countries. More information is available in 6 languages at www.globalfundforwomen.org .

 
 

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