My Journey to Haiti: Reflections on Younger Women’s Contributions to the Movement

By Dianne Gallo

Earlier this month, I traveled to Port-au-Prince as a part of a GFW delegation to learn about the current situation of women in Haiti and to learn how we can best support women’s roles in decision-making throughout the reconstruction process. 
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Kavita Ramdas at 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival

Last week at the Aspen Institute in Colorado, President and CEO Kavita Ramdas discussed the state of global reproductive health efforts in a panel that also included former UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman.

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Queering Chennai: My Experiences of Pride Home and Taking Pride in Being Home!

By Preeti Mangala Shekar

nirangal1Earlier this year on a trip to India, I met Aniruddh Vasudevan, a phenomenal gay rights activist in my home city of Chennai. Aniruddh's infectious zest to transform India’s pervasive homophobia and decriminalize homosexuality in Chennai energized me at a time when I was struggling to see how my perspectives and capacity as an activist based in the global north could support movements and work back home in India.

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Giving Girls Coverage in the 2010 World Cup

By Maame Yelbert-Obeng

The World Cup may have ended this week in South Africa, but thanks to the Global Girl Media (GGM), the voices and life experiences of South African girls will live on.

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Global Fund for Women Awards $1.89 million to Women’s Groups in 67 Countries

San Francisco—Thanks to generous donors and skillful financial stewardship, women’s groups around the world can continue to count on the Global Fund for Women to support their work. Our June docket of grants totaling $1.89 million will support 151 women’s groups in 67 countries. This brings the total amount given to women’s organizations in the 2009-2010 fiscal year to more than $8.5 million, in the face of lingering economic recession both domestically here in the US and globally.

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