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GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN IN THE NEWS

Initiative to End Gender-based Violence in the Garments Industry
Dhaka Tribune | August 27, 2018
Project initiative supported by the Global Fund for Women seeks to reduce gender-based violence by raising awareness.

Female representation needed at mid-level management, say speakers
The Daily Star | August 27, 2018
Women advocating for representation and speaking out against gender-based violence in the garment industry are encouraged by new evidence from study conducted with support from the Global Fund for Women.

22pc female RMG workers face harassment: Study
The Daily Observer | August 27, 2018
A study supported by the Global Fund for Women provides key insight to violence against and sexual harassment of female workers in the garment industry.

9 Places To Donate On National Women’s Equality Day 2018
Bustle | August 23, 2018
Global Fund for Women makes Bustle’s list of organizations to whom you can lend support on National Women’s Equality Day.

Business grants for women
Startups UK | August 2, 2018
Global Fund for Women named among list of top organizations giving seed funding and support to women-led businesses around the world.

12 books from favorite TEDWomen speakers, for your summer reading list
TED blog | June 18, 2018
Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women makes TED’s summer reading list for her prose and poetry contributions to the moving anthology All the Women in My Family Sing.

What We Want Out of the G7: Four Gender Experts Weigh In
News Deeply | June 8, 2018
Global Fund for Women CEO Musimbi Kanyoro interviewed at length on how negotiations at the G7 can best impact women and girls.

GBW assessment tool validation workshop held in Dhaka
Fibre2fashion | May 31, 2018
Workshop held in Dhaka to train use of  GBV assessment tool, a initiative funded by the Global Fund for Women to help end Gender-Based violence in the garment industry.

Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet says ‘it is unfathomable to me that women can be paid less than men for the same work’
Moneyish | April 10, 2018
Alice + Olivia launches new Communi-T to benefit Global Fund for Women on Equal Pay Day.

Musimbi Kanyoro Delivered a Talk on Women’s Opportunity for TED
Trendhunter | April 3, 2018
Musimbi Kanyoro, President & CEO of Global Fund for Women, gives TED talk that highlights the importance of investing in women and girls.

Project Against Children’s Marriage: Marriage at Old Age is Great
Bianet | March 29, 2018
Global Fund for Women partners with Flying Broom Women’s Communication and Research Association on the Free from Violence Project to find solutions to the problem of early child marriage.

Two women lead the Oxfam abuse commission
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia | March 16, 2018
Women-led commission for the prevention of abuse within Oxfam includes Global Fund for Women CEO Musimbi Kanyoro.

Oxfam appoints independent commission to review its safeguarding
Civil Society | March 16, 2018
Global Fund for Women CEO Musimbi Kanyoro named to Oxfam’s new commission to review its culture and safeguarding system.

The TED Talks every woman needs to see
Red
| March 15, 2018
Global Fund for Women CEO Musimbi Kanyoro’s TEDTalk named to Red’s list of top talks given by women.

How Facebook Is Empowering Women to Take Action
Popsugar | March 13, 2018
Musimbi Kanyoro, CEO of the Global Fund for Women, meets with a group of impressive women, including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, to share insight and uplift women helping women.

To solve the world’s biggest problems, invest in women and girls
TED
| March 8, 2018
Global Fund for Women CEO Musimbi Kanyoro gives inspired TED talk, sharing her personal roots in the Maragoli concept of “isirika” as a launching platform for empowering women and girls.

15 Organizations Helping Women Around the World
Mentalfloss | March 8, 2018
Global Fund for Women makes list of top organizations to support on International Women’s Day.

Six SSIR Articles for International Women’s Day
Stanford Social Innovation Review | March 8, 2018
Article co-authored by Global Fund for Women CEO Musimbi Kanyoro named among Stanford Social Innovations Review’s list of favorite articles on women, girls and gender equality.

What it will take to enter a new era of women’s economic empowerment
Devex | March 8, 2018
Global Fund for Women’s Senior Program Director for Economic Justice, Sangeeta Chowdry, shares key insight to the “power” behind the women’s empowerment movement.

Havas Group Launches Femmes Forward
Little Black Book
 | March 8, 2018
Havas Group makes donation to the Global Fund for Women in the name of its new Femmes Forward initiative.

Travelher’s book of women’s travel stories is on sale today
Scoop
| March 8th, 2018
Travheler selects Global Fund for Women as beneficiary of International Women’s day sale on their book of women’s travel stories.

RISE UP HELPS LAUNCH NEW COLLECTIVE IMPACT PARTNERSHIP
The Global Lead | March 6, 2018
Global Fund for Women is a leader in a three year Collective Impact Partnership with RiseUp to advocate for economic justice and empowerment for women and girls in India.

Space Yacht announces Goddess: a benefit for International Women’s Day
Dancing Astronaut | March 6, 2018
Space Yacht’s event in honor of International Women’s Day will benefit Global Fund for Women along with RAINN and the LA Downtown Women’s Center.

Forgotten No More: A New Move to Protect Women in the Fashion Industry’s Supply Chain
Inside Philanthropy
| February 14, 2018
Global Fund for Women’s partnership with C&A foundation issues call for proposals for initiatives that use data to shed light on worker conditions in the garment industry.

Shojag Coalition and Garments Industry united to end gender-based violation
Fibre2fashion | February 11, 2018
Global Fund for Women assists Shojag Coalition initiative to end gender-based violations in factories.

17 Instagram accounts showcase how important feminism is in 2018
Mashable | January 21, 2018
Global Fund for Women featured as one of the top accounts to watch in the social media world of women’s empowerment.

powerHouse Books publishes author and photojournalist Paola Gianturco’s sixth book
Artdaily | January 14, 2018
Global Fund for Women will receive 100% of royalties from Paola Gianturco’s new book Wonder Girls, for women interested in issues that affect women and girls globally.

No exception for health and rights: Women’s movements hold the key to getting the world we want
The Nation | November 27, 2017
Global Fund for Women President and CEO Musimbi Kanyoro writes on the inspirational significance of women’s movements in the fight for sexual reproductive health and rights.

Why ‘resist & persist’ is the perfect theme this September 28th, and everyday
Huffington Post | September 28, 2017
Musimbi Kanyoro, President & CEO of Global Fund for Women writes about the power of learning from and investing in grassroots, women-led groups and movements.

Binah: We Marches, We Rallied, Now What? Strategies and Solutions
KALW San Francisco Public Radio | July 13, 2017
GFW Chief Operating Officer Clare Winterton featured on panel with other women’s groups on radio program Binah to discuss challenges and positive movement arising from the impact of the new administration.

For women, by women
The Nation | July 13, 2017
Global Fund for Women mentioned as beneficiary partner of Alice + Olivia’s new campaign collection “Communi-T”.

Nigeria: NGO empower 20 women in Kaduna
AllAfrica | June 29, 2017
Feature on Global Fund for Women partnership with the African Women Development Fund presenting working tools to women.

Alice + Olivia Offers Empowerment Ts
WWD | June 1, 2017
Feature on Alice+Olivia’s new empowerment ‘s in partnership with the Global Fund for Women.

Project to empower women garment works gets $1m
Just-style | April 5, 2017
Feature on Global Fund for Women and C&A Foundation welcoming an investment from NoVo Foundation in their multi-year initiative to eradicate gender-based violence and empower women garment workers in Asia.

Musimbi Kanyoro: “We have to act so that women are true leaders”
Publinews International | March 8, 2017
Feature Q&A with Global Fund for Women’s President and CEO Musimbi Kanyoro about the role of feminism and activism today.

2017 Action is the Antidote to 2016 Despair
Daily Kos | December 31, 2016
Global Fund for Women mentioned on list of organizations to support to reach women leading change.

Editors’ Choice: A Look Back at 2016
Oxfam Blog | December 23, 2016
The launch of our new social innovation lab to empower young women’s rights activists, Roots Lab—a collaboration of Oxfam, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Women, and the Young Foundation— featured in Oxfam’s year-in-review.

Artist at Work: María María Acha-Kutscher, Feminist Visual Artist
Rewire | December 21, 2016
Our #DefendHer campaign featured and campaign illustrator Acha-Kutscher featured in Q&A with Rewire.

C&A Foundation partners on gender equality project
Just-style | December 20, 2016
Feature on Global Fund for Women and C&A Foundation’s new initiative to end gender-based violence and empower women in the garment industry in South Asia, with President & CEO Musimbi Kanyoro quoted.

New Benchmarks, Empowerment Program Aim to Eradicate Worker Exploitation in Apparel Supply Chains
Sustainable Brands | December 8, 2016
Mentions Global Fund for Women and C&A Foundation’s new initiative to end gender-based violence and empower women in the garment industry in South Asia.

Global Fund for Women and C&A Foundation Collaboration Will Put a Stop to Gender-Based Violence
Blue & Green Tomorrow | December 8, 2016
Feature on Global Fund for Women and C&A Foundation’s new initiative to end gender-based violence and empower women in the garment industry in South Asia, quoting Musimbi Kanyoro.

Wikipedia’s NSA lawsuit heads to federal appeals court
The Washington Times | December 7, 2016
Global Fund for Women mentioned as one of civil rights groups joining the publishers of Wikipedia in a lawsuit challenging a National Security Agency surveillance program.

10 Feminist Organizations to Donate to This Holiday Season
BUSTLE | December 7, 2016
Global Fund for Women featured as one of the ten recommended feminist organizations to donate to.

Three Green Beauty Brands That Give Back in a Major Way
Allure Magazine | December 7, 2016
Global Fund for Women mentioned as a beneficiary organization of Eco Diva Beauty, a cause marketing partner featured as an honorable mention in article on beauty brands that give back.

Learning visit reflection: Forced migration challenges and opportunities for funders
IHRFG blogAlliance | December 1, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s VP of Development, Chandra Alexandre, shares key learnings and stresses the importance of supporting women’s participation in the public sphere from learning trip to Jordan in joint article with other participants.

How you can actually find the money to donate to feminist charities
BUSTLE | November 29, 2016
Article features Global Fund for Women as a feminist charity to support, while providing tips for saving up and making online donations for the end of the year.

Women redefine Peace
Nuku’alofa Times | November 27, 2016
Gathering of women from across the Pacific to discuss peace and security organized by femLINK Pacific, Global Fund for Women grantee partner, featured.

Iranian artist Shadi Ghadirian’s photography series at AB43 Contemporary, Zurich
Art Radar | November 22, 2016
Shadi Ghadirian’s interview with Global Fund for Women for MUSLIMA and #MuslimaMeans campaigns featured.

It is up to the youth of today to bring about social change
Daily News and Analysis | November 6, 2016
Global Fund for Women mentioned in article about how to advance gender equality.

After Hurricane Matthew, Women Lead the Road to Recovery in Haiti
The Wire | October 22, 2016
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Tech classes open a fresh window of opportunity for women in rural Kenya
The Guardian | October 21, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s President and CEO, Musimbi Kanyoro, quoted in article on tech program for girls and women in Kenya.

After Hurricane, Women Ready to Lead
Common Dreams | October 18, 2016
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

After Hurricane, Haitian Women Ready to Lead
Foreign Policy in Focus
| October 18, 2016
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Harnessing power to shift the economic balance toward equality for women
Devex | October 13, 2016
Global Fund for Women mentioned in article on investing in women for economic equality.

Support Your Social Media ‘Girl Gang’!
HerCampus | September 29, 2016
Global Fund for Women featured as one of the top gender equality social media accounts to follow.

Cannes Lions Announces Charity Donations Made Through Glass: The Lion for Change
Little Black Book | September 20, 2016
Global Fund for Women mentioned as one of the organizations benefiting from donations from the Cannes Lions, with Development Officer Renee Saedi quoted.

7 sexual health issues facing teen girls globally – and how you can help
Mashable | July 11, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights featured.

Women’s Rights in Brazil
The New York Times | May 28, 2016
Letter to the Editor written by Global Fund for Women Board Member Jurema Werneck and President and CEO Musimbi Kanyoro on new challenges for movements for women’s rights in Brazil with the interim government.

Fundo Global para Mulheres critica o ministério de ‘homens brancos’ de Temer
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O Globo | May 28, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s Letter to the Editor of The New York Times about women’s human rights in Brazil mentioned in Brazilian news outlet O Globo.

9 organizations committed to helping girls kick butt in tech fields
SheKnows | May 25, 2016
Global Fund for Women featured on list of nine organizations empowering girls in STEM.

Turkey makes a dubious host for talks on gender equality
Newsweek | May 22, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s news update on the growing crisis for women and girls in Turkey cited in piece on the irony of Turkey as the host for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit.

How do you protect women’s rights on a shoestring?
The Guardian | May 17, 2016
Global Fund for Women featured in article advocating for more funding needed from governments and major donors to grassroots women’s groups around the world.

Kvinders ligestilling er en guldgrube for økonomien
BT Berlingske Media (Denmark) | May 16, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s President and CEO Musimbi Kanyoro quoted on women’s equality and economic empowerment in feature article on the Women Deliver 2016 conference in Copenhagen. “It is vital not only to invest in women, but to trust women,” says Kanyoro in the article.

Perla’s peanut recipe helped support her family. Now her story is helping others.
UPWORTHY | May 13, 2016
Feature article on Perla Almaden’s story from Global Fund for Women’s #Determined campaign about her peanut business in the Philippines, tied to Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness initiative highlighting women entrepreneurs around the world.

Global Fund for Women: The #1 Resource for Advancing Women’s Rights
DatingAdvice.com | May 13, 2016
Feature article spotlighting Global Fund for Women’s work advancing gender equality around the world.

8 things to know this AM
Refinery29 | April 25, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s #StandWithNepal photos featured in Refinery29‘s morning roundup on the one-year anniversary of the Nepal earthquake.

How women are rebuilding after a devastating earthquake that killed 9,000
Refinery29 | April 22, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s photo series on women survivors of the Nepal earthquake from photographer Alison Wright and #StandWithNepal campaign featured to mark one-year anniversary of the earthquake.

Women call for an end to violence in Nagorno-Karabakh
Foreign Policy in Focus
| April 19, 2016
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Women call end to violence in Nagorno-Karabakh
Lobe Log
| April 19, 2016
By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Demand justice for Berta Cáceres and women human rights defenders worldwide
Huffington Post
| March 9, 2016
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President & CEO

5 feminist non-profits to support for International Women’s Day
BUSTLE | March 8, 2016
Global Fund for Women featured as one of 5 non-profits to support for International Women’s Day.

How to donate to 11 organizations fighting for women’s rights today
BUSTLE | March 8, 2016
Global Fund for Women featured in article on top organizations for women’s rights for International Women’s Day.

Celebrating and empowering women around the world
Airbnb Blog | March 8, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s new partnership with Airbnb featured in blog post on empowering women around the world.

5 ways we can make 2016 better for women and girls
Huffington Post | March 5, 2016
In this piece written in conjunction with Global Fund for Women, journalist Esther Wojcicki shares five ways to make 2016 better for women and girls.

6 ways to give your activism a much-needed global spin
Mashable | February 20, 2016
Global Fund for Women featured, and VP of Advocacy & Innovation Clare Winterton quoted, in article on being a global advocate for World Day of Social Justice.

Women and girls hold the key to ending gender-based violence
Huffington Post
| February 10, 2016
By Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women President & CEO

Hemispheres: The second anniversary of Ukraine’s revolution
KGNU Community Radio
| January 5, 2016
Global Fund for Women’s Program Officer for Europe and Central Asia, Mariam Gagoshashvili, joins Natalia Karbowska, founder of Global Fund for Women grantee partner Ukrainian Women’s Fund, in a radio segment discussing the conflict in Ukraine and implications for women and women’s rights in the region.

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
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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
(no longer available online)
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