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GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN IN THE NEWS

Fighting Gender-Based Violence
Fem 2.0
| December 16, 2015
Global Fund for Women’s #Determined campaign featured, and President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro quoted, in article on ending gender-based violence.

The ONE Women’s Health Charity You Should Donate to This Holiday Season
BUSTLE
| December 10, 2015
Feature on Global Fund for Women’s work, areas of focus, and recommends making a donation to invest in women’s rights for the holidays.

This Human Rights Day, Fight for Rights in New Ways
HuffPost Women | December 11, 2015
Four women from #Determined featured in piece by author and activist Samina Ali, highlighting women’s human rights defenders for Human Rights Day.

Belief-based Social Innovation: Gender-Lens’ Next Frontier
Stanford Social Innovation Review
| December 8, 2015
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President & CEO, and Emily Nielsen Jones, Co-founder & President of the Imago Dei Fund.

2015 Gift Guide: 101 Charities You Could Donate to This Holiday Season
New York Magazine TheCut
| December 2, 2015
Global Fund for Women featured as one of 101 charities to donate to for 2015 holiday gift guide.

Women and the Refugee Crisis: An Update from Lebanon
Ms. Magazine Blog
| December 1, 2015
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Women and the Refugee Crisis: An Update from Lebanon
Beirut Business Report
| December 1, 2015
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Orange The World: Fighting Gender-Based Violence
Ravishly
| November 24, 2015
Global Fund for Women’s #Determined campaign featured, and President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro quoted, in article on ending gender-based violence for 16 Days of Activism.

Amid the Hard Lessons of War, Refugee Women Learn Their Rights
Foreign Policy in Focus
| November 20, 2015
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

The Nicaraguan Teen Teaching Young Girls Their Reproductive Rights
VICE Broadly
| November 12, 2015
Global Fund for Women’s work in Nicaragua highlighted through Maria Fernanda, featured in our #Determined campaign, and featuring insights from our Director of Programs for Latin America and the Caribbean, Valeria Brabata.

ROAD WARRIOR
The New Yorker
| October 19, 2015
Global Fund for Women mentioned in profile of Gloria Steinem.

Why I’m determined to champion an equal world with no exceptions
Huffington Post
| October 15, 2015
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President & CEO

Your Call: What are the major challenges facing girls and women around the globe?
KALW 97.1FM 
| October 6, 2015
Global Fund for Women President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro featured on the expert panel of weekly public affairs show, Your Call, discussing challenges women and girls around the world are facing.

Live News Segment: United Nations at 70
(no longer available online)
Al Jazeera English | September 28, 2015
Global Fund for Women President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro featured on Live TV discussing the new UN Sustainable Development Goals and gender Equality.

U.N. Summit Meeting on Women’s Rights Highlights More Tension Between U.S. and China
New York Times
| September 26, 2015
Global Fund for Women President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro quoted in article on U.N. Summit marking 20 years since the historic World Conference on Women in Beijing.

10 Power Women Brands
Forbes | September 8, 2015
Global Fund for Women President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro featured as number 6 on Forbes‘ list of prominent women to watch who are “moving mountains when it comes to gender equality.”

Full Frame: Ending Child Marriage
CCTV America | September 4, 2015
Jane Sloane, Vice President of Programs, featured guest on”Full Frame” segment discussing child marriage and Global Fund for Women’s approach to ending it.

Young Female Programmers Design Apps for Girls
Women’s eNews Teen Voices | August 3, 2015
Article on new online and mobile apps created by girls and for girls features the winning Não Me Calo app from Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE International Girls Hackathon.

The Digital Gender Gap is Getting Wider – Here Are the People Trying to Bridge It
VICE | July 28, 2015
Feature on the gender gap in technology and Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE: Women Fueling Science & Technology campaign to raise awareness and drive change.

The Forum: Power and Influence
BBC World Service | July 11, 2015
Global Fund for Women President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro featured on The Forum in a discussion with foreign policy experts on the topic of Power and Influence.

The world in 2025 – Gender: closing the gap
Philanthropy Age | June-August issue
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President & CEO

Why we need a standalone SDG for women and girls
Alliance magazine | June 1, 2015
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President & CEO

Give Back: 8 Charities Millennials Should Know About and Support
Elite Daily | June 1, 2015
Global Fund for Women featured on list of organizations to support and ways to get involved.

Women Leading Relief Efforts in Nepal
Truthout | May 23, 2015
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Anti-harassment app wins hackathon for women
SciDev.Net | May 15, 2015
Feature on the winning Não Me Calo app at Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE International Girls Hackathon.

We Need to Support Women in Nepal More Than Ever
Huffington Post | May 13, 2015
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President & CEO

Why Girls, Safe Spaces and Coding Can Close the Gender Gap in Technology – and Drive Equality
Huffington Post IGNITE Blog Series | May 11, 2015
By Rebecca Parsons, ThoughtWorks Chief Technology Officer, and Claudio Melo, ThoughtWorks Director of Technology for Americana Latina, for IGNITE blog series

Give Back to Women in Nepal
HerCampus | May 10, 2015
Global Fund for Women’s crisis fund for women in Nepal and India following April 2015’s devastating earthquake featured in HerCampus article on how to help.

Women Leading Relief Efforts in Nepal
Foreign Policy in Focus | May 8, 2015
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Women Leading Relief Efforts in Nepal
CommonDreams | May 8, 2015
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns & Communications Manager

How You Can Help Victims of Nepal’s Earthquake
Refinery29 | April 26, 2015
Global Fund for Women’s crisis fund for women in Nepal and India following April 2015’s devastating earthquake featured in round-up of where to donate.

‘Não Me Calo’ App Is “Yelp for Women’s Safety,” Plus Four More Apps From The International Girls Hackathon That Created Safe Spaces for Women
BUSTLE | April 24, 2015
Feature on the winning Não Me Calo app and other ideas developed by girls around the world at Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE International Girls Hackathon.

Meet the Group of Young Female Coders Who Developed A Yelp-Like Safety App
Mic | April 22, 2015
Feature on the winning Não Me Calo app at Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE International Girls Hackathon.

This is exactly why we need more women in tech
Grist | April 22, 2015
Feature on the winning Não Me Calo app and several of the other amazing ideas girls created to address safe spaces at Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE International Girls Hackathon.

Feminist Yelp, a Date-Rape Game, and Other Killer Apps From a Global Women’s Hackathon
Mother Jones | April 21, 2015
Feature breaking the news of the winner of Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE International Girls Hackathon.

Gender equity matters – even in technology
Devex | April 20, 2015
Clare Winterton, Vice President of Advocacy & Innovation, featured in video segment on why we need to close the global gender technology gap.

Online Violence: Just Because It’s Virtual Doesn’t Make It Any Less Real
Huffington Post | April 14, 2015
By Clare Winterton, Vice President of Advocacy & Innovation

Meet the global feminists changing the world for girls from Kenya to Egypt
The Guardian | April 13, 2015
Elvira Meliksetyan from Women’s Resource Centre Armenia, a long-time Global Fund for Women grantee partner, featured in piece elevating the voices of young feminists around the world.

Technology for the Creation of Safe Spaces for Women
ThoughtWorks | March 19, 2015
IGNITE International Girls Hackathon in Porto Alegre, Brazil featured on leading tech company and hackathon partner ThoughtWorks’ global blog.

Coding For Change: Opportunity Fund Fellow Mentors All-Girl Hackathon
General Assembly Blog | March 16, 2015
IGNITE International Girls Hackathon in NYC featured on leading tech company and hackathon partner General Assembly’s blog.

CSW59: Post-2015 Gender Agenda Compromised as Donors Zip Purses
AllAfrica | March 16, 2015
President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro quoted in piece on lack of funding for women’s organizations from remarks made at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) at the United Nations in March 2015.

Africa Today on KPFA 94.1 FM
(no longer available online)
KPFA 94.1 FM | March 16, 2015
Muadi Mukenge, Program Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, featured guest on Africa Today program.

Delayed Election Puts Safety of Nigerian Women in the Spotlight
Fair Observer | March 16, 2015
By Krista Walton Potter, Editorial and Communications Manager, and Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Empowering Women at the Grassroots
Stanford Social Innovation Review | Spring 2015 issue
Global Fund for Women Board Member Marissa Wesely and former Board Member Dina Dublon share a guide to cultivating partnerships with locally rooted organizations that promote a multi-faceted approach to women’s empowerment that yield lasting value.

Nigerian Women in the Crosshairs
The Nation | March 11, 2015
By Krista Walton Potter, Editorial and Communications Manager, and Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Nigerian Women in the Crosshairs
Foreign Policy in Focus | March 9, 2015
By Krista Walton Potter, Editorial and Communications Manager, and Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

We Must Act Now for Science and Technology to Drive Gender Equality
HuffPost Impact | March 6, 2015
By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women, for IGNITE blog series

No longer a secret: More women leaders will drive a more equal society
Thomson Reuters | March 5, 2015
By Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, for International Women’s Day spotlight

Coders on a Mission to Create Virtual Safe Spaces
(no longer available online)
HerTech NYC | February 22, 2015
Feature video segment on Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE International Girls Hackathon in New York hosted by Girls Who Code and General Assembly.

Women’s Rights in Africa
Santa Barbara Independent | January 26, 2015
Feature on “Architects for Change” panel and networking event at Antioch University featuring Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, feminist activist and Global Fund board member Amina Doherty, and FEMNET Head of Advocacy Yvette Kathurima.

Team of Oakland girls builds apps during international hackathon
(no longer available online)
KTVU Fox 2 News, Oakland | February 16, 2015
Feature news segment on Global Fund for Women’s IGNITE International Girls Hackathon in Oakland hosted by Black Girls Code.

IHRFG’s 2015 San Francisco Conference: Turning Up the Volume for Human Rights
Human Rights Funding News │ February 2, 2015
By Clare Winterton, Vice President of Advocacy & Innovation

New Campaign Could Turn Technology Into a Women’s Human Rights Issue
TechRepublic │ January 30, 2015
Feature on IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology campaign.

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Global Women Leaders in Tech to Demand Gender Equality
HuffPost Impact │ January 20, 2015
By Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, for IGNITE Blog Series

My Body My Message: Women’s Bodies as Tools of Self-Empowerment
Making Contact: Radio Stories & Voices to Take Action │ January 20, 2015
Executive Producer Catherine King featured on radio segment discussing Global Fund for Women’s creative storytelling and advocacy work.

Future Feminisms
Feminist Magazine KPFK LA │ January 13, 2015
Mariam Gagoshashvili, Program Officer for Europe & Central Asia, featured guest discussing future feminisms and women’s human rights defenders around the world.

Review on IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology, Technology is a Women’s Human Rights Issue
Taiwan Digital Art & Information Center │ January 2015
Feature on IGNITE Creatives collection on the intersection of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the arts.

Join Me to End the Gender Gap in Technology
Huffington Post IGNITE Blog Series | December 15, 2014
By Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist and Craigconnects.org, for IGNITE blog series

A New Women’s Movement in Georgia Takes on Misogynistic Violence
Foreign Policy in Focus | December 12, 2014
By Krista Walton Potter, Digital Communications and Editorial Manager

9 Woman-Led Charities We Love
(no longer available online)
The Shift – Rent the Runway’s Blog | December 2, 2014
E-commerce fashion startup Rent The Runway featured Global Fund for Women on its list of 9 woman-led charities it loves for #GivingTuesday, the national day of giving.

Giving Back on #GivingTuesday: Symantec supports the Global Fund for Women’s Efforts to Close the Gender Gap in STEM
Symantec Corporate Responsibility in Action Blog | December 2, 2014
Tech leader Symantec featured IGNITE and Global Fund for Women on #GivingTuesday.

IGNITE: Technology is a Women’s Human Rights Issue
Huffington Post IGNITE Blog Series | November 20, 2014
By Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, for IGNITE blog series

Girls deserve an education: IGNITE, Girl Project address imbalances worldwide
Chicago Tribune | November 18, 2014
IGNITE, Global Fund for Women’s online project on women and girls in science and technology, featured in piece on gender gap in tech education.

5 Lessons for Funding Innovation for Social Change
Devex | November 10, 2014
By Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, for Devex’s Healthy Means Initiative

5 Amazing Ways Women and Girls Are Breaking Gender Stereotypes Worldwide
Huffington Post | October 21, 2014
By Clare Winterton, Vice President of Advocacy & Innovation

How Women Are Bearing the Brunt of the Ebola Epidemic
Fair Observer | October 16, 2014
By Krista Walton Potter, Communications and Editorial Manager

For the Women of Liberia, a Long Road Ahead to Rebuild After Ebola Crisis
Huffington Post | October 14, 2014
By Krista Walton Potter, Communications and Editorial Manager

How Women Are Bearing the Brunt of the Ebola Epidemic
Foreign Policy in Focus | October 13, 2014
By Krista Walton Potter, Communications and Editorial Manager

Fighting Violence with Voice: Transforming the Conversation on Violence against Women
HuffPost Impact | October 2, 2014
By Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO

Is Feminism the New Black?
HuffPost Women | September 3, 2014
By Clare Winterton, Vice President of Advocacy & Innovation

Why Women are More Likely to Die in a Disaster
HuffPost Live | aired August 25, 2014
Muadi Mukenge, Global Fund for Women’s Program Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, is a featured guest on HuffPost Live segment discussing the Ebola crisis and the disproportionate impact of crises on women.

Facebook Takes a Stand with Free Access to Women’s Rights Info in Africa
TechCrunch | August 1, 2014
President and CEO Musimbi Kanyoro discusses Facebook’s initiative to provide free access to Internet for women in Africa.

When A Mother’s Value Is Based On Her Body
Huffington Post Global Motherhood | July 22, 2014
By Clare Winterton, Vice President of Advocacy & Innovation

How Do You Imagine Equality
The Daily Beast/Women In The World | July 21, 2014
Feature on Imagining Equality.

Help the Global Fund for Women Help Rape Survivors Get Proper Medical Care
RYOT News | July 19, 2014
Feature on Helms Amendment campaign and petition.

What Does Equality Mean? Women From Around the World Share Their Definitions
Glamour Magazine | July 15, 2014
Feature on Imagining Equality calling for #EqualityIs badges.

Women from Around the Globe are Imagining Equality. Will You?
Feminist.org/Feminist Majority Blog| July 15, 2014
Feature on Imagining Equality calling for #EqualityIs badges.

Iraq: The women left behind
Al Jazeera America | July 3, 2014
Global Fund for Women quoted discussing impact of ISIS on women in Iraq.

Surging Violence Against Women in Iraq
The Nation | July 2, 2014
By Zahra Radwan and Zoe Blumenfeld, Global Fund for Women

Surging Violence Against Women in Iraq
Foreign Policy in Focus | June 26, 2014
By Zahra Radwan and Zoe Blumenfeld, Global Fund for Women

How Can We Protect Women From A Sexual Jihad?
HuffPost Live | aired June 26, 2014
Segment featuring Clare Winterton, Global Fund for Women’s Vice President of Advocacy & Innovation, with Yanar Mohammed, Co-Founder and President of Global Fund grantee partner Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq.

It’s Time to Listen to the Voices of Women and Girls
Thomson Reuters Foundation | June 13, 2014
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President and CEO, and Serra Sippel, President of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)

Changing the Conversation on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Foreign Policy in Focus | June 12, 2014
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President and CEO, and Serra Sippel, President of CHANGE

Standing Up for Girls’ Education in Nigeria
Foreign Policy in Focus | May 9, 2014
By Zoe Blumenfeld, Global Fund for Women