Stand with the women who already do, always have and always will.
Stand with women. Stand with us.
Director: Abigail E. Disney
Producer & Editor: Will Barton
Associate Producer & Assistant Editor: Christine Zenyi Lu
Most Stills Courtesy of Alissa Everett
Song: "No Bad News" written and performed by Patty Griffin, courtesy of Almo Music Corp / One Big Love Music
Opening Animation: Tompert Design
Global Fund for Women 25th Anniversary gala, April 17, 2013, New York City
The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a rousing keynote speech.
"I like the Global Fund because from the very beginning it has understood that women can be agents of change, drivers of progress, makers of peace—all they need is a fighting chance. That we have to stop seeing women as victims and start seeing them as the people who own their own lives and can help the rest of us understand the future that can be created."
Global Fund for Women Board Member, founder of Center for Women's Global Leadership, and activist Charlotte Bunch speaks on the vital role of women's human rights defenders.
"...we can only realize that the changes that are needed in the 21st century; if we defend the defenders, if we build a stronger net of security and support for those activists on the front lines who are experiencing intense backlash that comes with any progress toward change, but that particularly comes for women who dare to step out and take that role."
Jacqueline Zehner receives the Global Philanthropist Award, presented by Barbara Dobkin, champion of women's rights and Chair of the American Jewish World Service and the Dafna Israeli Fund.
Jennifer Buffett receives the Global Philanthropist Award, presented by Barbara Dobkin, champion of women's rights and Chair of the American Jewish World Service and the Dafna Israeli Fund.
Mozn Hassan receives the Charlotte Bunch Women's Human Rights Defender Award, presented by Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Mónica Roa receives the Charlotte Bunch Women's Human Rights Defender Award, presented by Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
What do you get when you mix the deep knowledge and networks of Global Fund for Women with that of grantee partners and the financial expertise of MasterCard Worldwide? You get a solid business plan with probable high dividends.
In 2011, Global Fund and three grantee partners teamed up with MasterCard Worldwide to boost the potential of women business owners in the Philippines. The returns on this investment have been strong. In fact, in the first three months of the partnership, the Philippines had its first ever women-own women-run organic produce store.
432 women accessed credit, savings, and insurance services for their micro & community enterprises
108 micro-business received support in business incubation and financial literacy
339 women were trained in new business skills specifically related to entrepreneurship
As we watched the network of women business owners grow, we saw the face and focus of local economies in the Philippines change for the better.
"Business is like gambling. We take a gamble and we don't really know what will happen next. But if we learn the skills, at least we have an ace,” Pen Bullo, Coordinator, Unlad Kabayan Migrant Service Foundation.
Forget the next generation, meet the now generation. Global Fund for Women knows that we don’t have to wait for young women to change their communities. They are fighting for gender equality now. Read more »