March Media Round-Up

As women and organizations worldwide marked international women's day on March 8th with myriad events, celebrations and media focus on women's rights, the GFW co-organized and sponsored numerous events in New York to mark this historic day. Check out some of the Women's Day related media coverage of GFWarrow_on_white_s.gif
   

Global Fund for Women Stands in Solidarity with our Sisters in Chile

We, the Board and staff of the Global Fund for Women, continue to keep our sisters and colleagues in Chile in our thoughts and prayers. The 8.8 magnitude earthquake was 35 times stronger than the recent 7.0 quake in Haiti.  The death toll is now in the hundreds; Constitucion and Conception were the hardest hit. The  destruction to homes, buildings and entire villages is, in President Michelle Bachelet’s words, “catastrophic”.

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Board Member Calls for Afro-Colombian Rights

GFW board member and UN's independent expert on minorities Gay McDougall, called on the Colombian government  to improve the situation for Afro-Colombian communities, particularly the lack of government intervention and enforcement around their land rights, and the severe poverty, dispossession and violence that they face. Read the full report. arrow_on_white_s.gif

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