Women Thrive Worldwide

In 1998, a small group of visionary women created Women Thrive Worldwide (Women Thrive) to represent the voices of women and girls living in poverty to policymakers in Washington, D.C. Today, Women Thrive brings together a diverse coalition of more than 50 organizations and 45,000 individual supporters. We are united in the belief that women are the key to ending global poverty. Women Thrive's mission is to empower women in developing countries to craft their own solutions to escape poverty and violence. WHY WOMEN: Worldwide, women are at the greatest risk of being poor. Research and experience have also shown that women in poor countries are more likely to use their income for food, health...
Apr 19, 2013

Back from Haiti! Also, honor Mom this Mother's Day

“Local women's organizations working to prevent and end violence against women have lost staff since the earthquake, but the need for services is even greater since then—especially in rural areas" - a Haitian woman activist

The Women Thrive team has returned to DC after two busy weeks in Haiti conducting meetings and workshops with local women's groups, NGOs and the US and Haitian Governments. Among other activities, Women Thrive met with local women's organizations who work with réstaveks. An estimated two-thirds of réstaveks, or forced domestic laborers, are young girls who are often victims of violence. Check out our website for the full update on our trip

I also wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to give the moms you love a gift that makes a difference this Mother's Day. Donate in honor of someone you love to Help Us Create a World without Violence and GlobalGiving will send a card letting her know! What's even better, GlobalGiving is matching $5 for every donation made until Mother's Day!

Thanks for your continued support. Together, we are helping create a world without violence!  

Apr 19, 2013

We're back! Also, honor Mom this Mother's Day

“We want women to have more control over their lives and the decisions that affect them. We need to view women as both beneficiaries and agents of change, not just one or the other" - a Haitian women activist

After a packed two weeks in Haiti, the Women Thrive team has returned to DC encouraged by the women and groups we met with and eager to get to work! Among other activities, Women Thrive led local women's groups and smallholder farmers in an advocacy training and capacity-building workshop. Check out our website for the full update on our trip

I also wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to give the moms you love a gift that makes a difference this Mother's Day. Make a gift in honor of someone you love to Help Women Feed the World and GlobalGiving will send her a card letting her know! What's even better, GlobalGiving is matching $5 for every donation for every tribute made until Mother's Day!

Thanks for your continued support. Together, we are helping women feed the world!  

Apr 2, 2013

It isn't over until it's over...

Thank you so much for your continued support of Women Thrive Worldwide's Help Women Feed the World campaign. Thanks to you, we were able to reach our initial fundraising goal! 

I wish I was writing to say "the work is done!" but that is far from the truth. In fact, there's still a long way to go. Last month, Prof. Olivier De Schutter sounded the battle cry for women and food security in "The Feminization of Farming". Prof De Schutter said it well: The most effective strategies to empower women who tend farm and family — and to alleviate hunger in the process — are to remove the obstacles that hinder them from taking charge of their lives. We were so happy to see this article that we posted a letter to the editor and were featured in the New York Times

At Women Thrive, we believe this conversation needs to continue. And so does the work. This week members of our team our left for Haiti to work with Haitian women and grassroots leaders, the international development community, and the U.S. Government. With critical issues like food security at stake, it is incredibly important that these women are empowered to rebuild communities that thrive politically, socially, and economically. You can follow the trip in Haiti on Twitter using the hashtag #ThriveinHaiti

So, with this report, I would like to announce that Help Women Feed the World will continue to raise funds to help women lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Women and girls still need our support. It isn't over until it's over. Let's continue to help women feed the world!

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