Emergency Relief Funds Granted to Assist Displaced Lebanese Women and Children

Global Fund for Women Works Swiftly with Beirut Women's Rights Group to Provide Drinking Water, Diapers and Other Basic Supplies

SAN FRANCISCO -- In response to the escalating humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in the Middle East, the Global Fund for Women has awarded its first emergency grant of $15,000 to the Collective for Research and Training on Development—Action (CRTD.A), a women's rights group based in Beirut.

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Founding Donor Esther Hewlett Honored By Women's eNews

Women's eNews

Esther Hewlett, founding donor and former board member of the Global Fund, is being honored with the annual Women's eNews prize, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, for her work and dedication to women's rights as a donor activist.


Taking A Stand for Migrant Rights!

As a gesture of solidarity and support for migrant rights in the United States and around the world, the Global Fund for Women closed its offices Monday, May 1, International Worker's Day, and participated in local demonstrations.

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GFW Appoints Abigail Disney, Mu Sochua and Lydia Alpízar Durán to Board of Directors

Social Justice Philanthropist, Former Minister of Women's and Veterans' Affairs of Cambodia and Central American Women's Rights Activist join Board of international women's human rights organization

SAN FRANCISCO – The Global Fund for Women, the largest foundation in the world that exclusively funds women's rights groups overseas, announced today the appointment of Abigail Disney, Mu Sochua and Lydia Alpízar Durán to its Board of Directors. The new members will bring distinctive expertise to the 17-member Board over a three-year term, which becomes effective May 1, 2006.

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Talk Looks at Social Effects of Women's Health

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Being a woman who grew up in a developing country... I saw firsthand the impact that a lack of good health in women does to a society," says Global Fund President & CEO, Kavita N. Ramdas, who spoke in Seattle about the connection between women's health and the health of society. "How can you have successful, strong vibrant economies in which two-thirds of labor tends to be undernourished?"

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