Why Women's Reproductive Freedom Ensures Our Survival: Kavita Ramdas

Fifteen years ago in Beijing, then first lady, Hillary Clinton, stated firmly, "Women's rights are human rights." Today, after eight years of non-existent U.S. support for women's reproductive rights, Secretary of State Clinton is reviving women's hopes around the globe by affirming the Obama Administration's support for the International Conference on Population and Development Action Plan. Read Morearrow_on_white_s.gif

A shorter version of this piece by Kavita Ramdas, Global Fund President and CEO was also featured in Ms.Magazine online.

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GFW Awards $1.48 Million to Women's Groups

Prospects for change in 66 countries are brighter than ever, as women’s groups will share in the $1.48 million in Global Fund grants this quarter. While funds will be used to address a range of issues, there is particular emphasis on building peace and breaking the cycle of violence in their communities. This is in line with the Global Fund special initiative on Women and Militarism.

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Sometimes Change is About Who Washes the Dishes: GFW's MDG3 Goals

In 2000,the Dutch government signed up to the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and to fulfill this commitment, launched a €70 million worth ‘MDG3 Fund: Investing in Equality .’ GFW was one of the grant recipients of this fund last year, for our grantmaking in Asia/Oceania. Read our update published on the Dutch Ministry's web site that highlights our goals for this grant.arrow_on_white_s.gif

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2009 Wins for Women

As a year of political, environmental and economic turmoil ends, we at the Global Fund for Women look to 2010 with great hope. In spite of the tumult, women’s groups are succeeding.
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