Global Grassroots

Global Grassroots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports conscious social change for grassroots women and girls in post-conflict communities worldwide. Our purpose is to catalyze the development of conscious communities of change agents who will work independently, collectively and systemically to advance the rights and wellbeing of women and girls. Global Grassroots' work is guided by four core values that form our theory of change: 1. Deepening personal consciousness and contributing towards the common good are both essential to social change. 2. One of the most effective levers of social change is a woman with the capability, resources, power, courage and inner commitment ...
Aug 8, 2011

Relax Seeks Violence Counseling Training

Relax continues to offer emotional and physical support for victims of domestic violence in the village of Mutara in rural Rwanda. The members of the project offer the victim comfort and help the victim report the problem to local authorities. Recently, Relax reached out to Global Grassroots for additional training and support in trauma counseling, as the team members often find themselves facing difficult situations when helping a victim. Often, the team is unable to offer sufficient comfort because of the severity of the domestic violence and the social stigma that makes it hard for women to report cases of domestic violence. In addition to seeking further ways to help their community, Relax has also begun to address the issue of women who abuse their husbands, and will soon begin to reach out to those men as well as the women of the community.

GLOBAL GRASSROOTS UPDATE

We are excited to share, Global Grassroots has begun the development of a web-based eAcademy for Conscious Change, which will allow women’s groups in developing countries globally to access our social entrepreneurship curriculum online. To date, we have received emails from over 160 women’s groups from 45 different countries requesting our programs. We will be choosing a pilot group of women's organizations from four continents to participate in the beta version of the elearning program.  Our online academy will be accessible for free, providing an interactive program that will support the development of grassroots-level social entrepreneurship projects. We anticipate the development of the site will be complete in late autumn for piloting, with a public launch in early 2012.

Next week Global Grassroots will launch its new Conscious Social Change certification program, with seven women from three countries.  Once certified, this corps of trainees will be able to deploy globally to offer our core program upon request to partner organizations. Global Grassroots is eager to collaborate through partnership to support women change agents in new communities.

This progress has only been possible with your support and we extend our deepest gratitude.  As we expand, Global Grassroots needs engaged investors to help us make these exciting possibilities a reality. We know that women have the potential to lead conscious social change, but many lack the resources and training to advance their own ideas. Please consider a donation to help Global Grassroots continue to support the social ventures of grassroots change agents worldwide.

Aug 8, 2011

Construct the Family to complete first class on domestic violence

Turwubake's first class of trainees are about to graduate!   As you know, Turwubake / Construct the Family, a Global Grassroots sponsored "micro-NGO" is addressing the issue of violence against both wives and domestic workers in Rwanda. The program is working to educate 50 households, 30 domestic workers, and 30 victims of domestic violence about gender equality. Part of the program includes teaching domestic workers how to sew so that they may have economic alternatives to the violence they face at work or in the home.  The first class will graduate this month and form an association which will advocate for women's rights. Construct the Family is also carrying out an evaluation of their work this summer to assess their impact and consider ways to refine their approach.

GLOBAL GRASSOOTS UPDATE

Global Grassroots has begun the development of a web-based eAcademy for Conscious Change, which will allow women’s groups in developing countries globally to access our social entrepreneurship curriculum online. To date, we have received emails from over 160 women’s groups from 45 different countries requesting our programs. We will be choosing a pilot group of women's organizations from four continents to participate in the beta version of the elearning program.  Our online academy will be accessible for free, providing an interactive program that will support the development of grassroots-level social entrepreneurship projects. We anticipate the development of the site will be complete in late autumn for piloting, with a public launch in early 2012.

Next week Global Grassroots will launch its new Conscious Social Change certification program, with seven women from three countries.  Once certified, this corps of trainees will be able to deploy globally to offer our core program upon request to partner organizations. Global Grassroots is eager to collaborate through partnership to support women change agents in new communties.

As we expand, Global Grassroots needs engaged investors to help us make these exciting possibilities a reality. We know that women have the potential to lead conscious social change, but many lack the resources and training to advance their own ideas. Please consider a donation to help Global Grassroots continue to support the social ventures of grassroots change agents worldwide.

Aug 8, 2011

New Online Social Entrepreneurship Program Under Development

We are excited to share, Global Grassroots has begun the development of a web-based eAcademy for Conscious Change, which will allow women’s groups in developing countries globally to access our social entrepreneurship curriculum online. To date, we have received emails from over 160 women’s groups from 45 different countries requesting our programs. We will be chosing a pilot group of women's organizations from four continents to participate in the beta version of the elearning program.  Our online academy will be accessible for free, providing an interactive program that will support the development of grassroots-level social entrepreneurship projects. We anticipate the development of the site will be complete in late autumn for piloting, with a public launch in early 2012.

Next week Global Grassroots will launch its new Conscious Social Change certification program, with seven women from three countries.  Once certified, this corps of trainees will be able to deploy globally to offer our core program upon request to partner organizations. Global Grassroots is eager to collaborate through partnership to support women change agents in new communties.

This progress has only been possible with your support and we extend our deepest gratitude.  As we expand, Global Grassroots needs engaged investors to help us make these exciting possibilities a reality. We know that women have the potential to lead conscious social change, but many lack the resources and training to advance their own ideas. Please consider a donation to help Global Grassroots continue to support the social ventures of grassroots change agents worldwide.

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