Global Grassroots

Global Grassroots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to catalyze women and girls as leaders of conscious social change in their communities. 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 to initiate positive change for herself and others. 3. Sustaining and accelerating conscious social change requires investment in supporting, civil society architecture. 4. Mind-body trauma healing plus t...
Aug 8, 2011

APROFER Completes Baseline Issue Study

APROFER is continuing to work in the rural district of Kibuye to educate their community on women's property rights and domestic violence. They hope to create a community that will work together to combat the issue of women's inequality. The team has begun to training community leaders to follow up on cases of domestic violence. They also recently completed their baseline issue study. This issue study is required of all teams that graduate from the Global Grassroots Academy for Conscious Change, and it helps the venture to measure its social impact. By measuring the extent of the issue before the team begins their work, APROFER will be able to realistically measure the effect of their program on the community in a years time when they re-administer the issue study.

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

Light In Our Home Graduates from the Academy for Conscious Change

As you know, Light in our Home decided to address the problem of gender-based violence by educating the community on the negative impacts of violence against women. Many Rwandans believe that women should accept domestic violence without complaint, a problem that is exacerbated by the fact that many women are completely dependent on their husbands. Light in our Home has begun a comprehensive training program that will have far reaching impacts. Recently, Light in our Home completed its 12 month non-profit management apprenticeship and has officially graduated from the Academy for Conscious Change. The organization will now join the growing Global Grassroots fellowship of graduate change agents.

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

Have Pity and Compassion Innaugural Theater Performance

Have Pity and Compassion, a Global Grassroots sponsored venture, continues to address the issue of physical violence and economical inequality in families, resulting from women's inability to own and manage property. The team believes that the way to change society's conception that violence against women is acceptable is to use theater, debate, educational films, and trained women who can work directly with families. Fifteen women have been trained and are now working with families in the Mutara district of Rwanda. In addition, Have Pity and Compassion will soon be giving their first theater performance for the district. They hope to spread their message to a much larger audience than they are currently reaching.

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.

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