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NoVo Foundation joins Global Fund for Women and Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation) collaborative to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

APRIL 5, 2017–Global Fund for Women is pleased to announce a new partnership with the NoVo Foundation to join its multi-year initiative with Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation) and Gender at Work to eradicate gender-based violence and empower women garment workers in Asia. NoVo Foundation will invest $1 Million over four years for the multi-year…

The War on Women has no Borders

Spring 2017 Update “Because of all the awareness workshops, now a woman knows what her rights are. Before I didn’t know. Now we speak up.” Rajaa Iass is a Palestinian refugee and domestic violence counselor for other refugee women with Global Fund for Women grantee partner Tadamon in Lebanon. Women’s groups globally are feeling the impact…

Global Fund for Women and C&A Foundation collaborate to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

DECEMBER 6, 2016–Global Fund for Women is pleased to announce a new initiative with C&A Foundation and Gender at Work to eradicate gender-based violence and empower women garment workers in Asia. Women comprise about 80% of the global workforce in the garment industry; an industry in which discrimination and violence against women are endemic. C&A…

Women survivors of the Nepal earthquake: A photo series

“At the end of the day, women will do what they have to do to survive.” – Lily Thapa, founder and director of Global Fund for Women grantee partner Women for Human Rights, Nepal At the end of June 2015, just two months after the deadly earthquake hit Nepal, photojournalist Alison Wright traveled to the…

Stories of survival: How three women are rebuilding their lives

SUN LAXMI SHRESTHA 34 years old, Thimi, Bhaktapur Sun Laxmi lost her home in the earthquake and now meets with other women to help with trauma in a safe space set up by Global Fund for Women grantee Beyond Beijing Committee. Sun Laxmi lost her home in the earthquake and now lives with nine family…

How we make change happen

Fall 2015 Impact Report We are excited to share the impact of your belief in us. This past fiscal year, your generous support has helped Global Fund for Women award 495 grants in 82 countries, partnering with women-led grassroots organizations to nurture and sustain a global movement. The resilience of these women’s groups in the…

Yelisha Sharma, Communications Director for Tewa, speaks to women who are earthquake survivors in Nepal

Five months post-quake, what's next for Nepal

Update February 2016 — After the devastating earthquakes in Nepal that killed thousands of people and leveled entire villages, our supporters gave more than $700,000 to Global Fund for Women’s Nepal Crisis Fund. We used the Fund to support our grantee partners’ immediate relief efforts, including providing food, water, shelter, and hygiene needs to pregnant…

After the earthquake: Women are rebuilding Nepal

In the hours following the worst earthquake in Nepal’s history, Global Fund for Women’s incredible community came together to support fearless women and girls in Nepal and India who immediately started leading relief efforts in their communities. We have raised over $610,000 for the Nepal Crisis Fund (as of June 2, 2015), to support emergency…

UPDATE: Nepal rocked by second powerful earthquake, just weeks after quake that killed thousands

UPDATE MAY 12, 2015 “There are places where the people hear cries and weeping but no one can go there and rescue [people]. That is really painful. There are areas where nothing has reached. Helicopters cannot land…no one can walk there…landslides have taken communities down.” – Renu Rajbhandari, founder of the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre, a…