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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GFW Receives Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator For the Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO – Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of the financial health of philanthropic organizations, has awarded the highest 4-star rating to the Global Fund for Women for the fourth consecutive year.

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Global Fund for Women Representatives from Kenya

Africa Today, KPFA Radio

Africa Today host Walter Turner speaks with members of the Global Fund for Women's network of grantees, advisors and sister organizations from Kenya, Cameroon Guinea. Three African women activists speak about the issues facing African women and how women's groups are working for change across the continent.

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Indian Widows Focus on Devotion, Fatalism

San Jose Mercury News

Of the human rights abuses experienced by widows in India and throughout the world, Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women says, "In many parts of the world, they say a goat is worth more than a woman. Only where women find the courage to speak out do those things change."

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