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...
Sep 13, 2013

We've got their backs

I just wanted to share an article featuring our work from the perspective of one of our amazing partners, Humaira, that appeared recently in the Women in the World Foundation (link below).

http://womenintheworld.org/stories/entry/theyve-got-our-backs 

Here is a section that I thought you would be most interested in: 

         "Because one out of every three women is a victim of sexual or physical violence during her lifetime—in some countries the proportion is as high as 70 percent—Women Thrive is working to get the International Violence Against Women Act introduced into the U.S Congress. The bill would ensure that when U.S. aid dollars are handed out to a foreign country, priority is given to programs that help combat violence against women and girls—a first for the United States.

      If passed, the act would affect US foreign policy in countries from Pakistan to Guatemala, from Ghana to Egypt to Sierra Leone. To help make its case for the act, Women Thrive will ensure that members of Congress hear from women like India's Pooja Taparia, who founded Arpan, a nonprofit that prevents sexual violence against children and helps heal its victims. India, by some accounts, has the world's largest number of sexually abused children.”

With your support, Women Thrive and our partners are making huge strides in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls. Please listen more about our work through Women Thrive's interview with Humaira (link below). 

http://womenthriveworldwide.com/media-resources/resources/humaira-shahid-discusses-violence-against-women-pakistan

Thank you once again for your support. 

 

Warm Regards,

Mei Powers 

Women Thrive Worldwide

http://womenthrive.org/


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Sep 13, 2013

We've got their backs

I just wanted to share an article featuring our work from the perspective of one of our amazing partners, Humaira, that appeared recently in the Women in the World Foundation (link below).

http://womenintheworld.org/stories/entry/theyve-got-our-backs 

Here is a section that I thought you would be most interested in: 

         “In just a few weeks, presidents, prime ministers and heads of state from around the globe will converge on New York City for the UN General Assembly, where the talk will undoubtedly be of unrest in Egypt, food shortages in Africa, and violence in Central America.

        But one group will be making sure the gathered decision-makers focus on a population whose well-being could determine the fate of the world: women. Since 1998, the nonprofit Women Thrive Worldwide has successfully lobbied policy makers in Washington, D.C. and in foreign countries to meet the needs of women, who constitute the majority of the planet's poor and six in ten of the hungry."

Please listen more about our work through Women Thrive's interview with Humaira (link below). 

http://womenthriveworldwide.com/media-resources/resources/humaira-shahid-discusses-violence-against-women-pakistan

With your support, Women Thrive and our partners are making huge strides in lifting the voice of women and girls worldwide. Thank you once again for your support. 

Warm Regards,

Mei Powers 

Women Thrive Worldwide

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Jun 21, 2013

Guess who is speaking at the World Food Prize?

Tony Blair, Howard G. Buffett, and Ritu Sharma to Chair "40 Chances" Panel at World Food Prize

Dear Friend,

On June 19, at the State Department, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn announced a special panel at the World Food Prize in October.  The panel is titled “40 Chances,” a term which represents the number of growing seasons that a farmer can expect during his or her lifetime. With the theme of “Redefining the Fight Against Hunger, Poverty, and Suffering,” this discussion will bring together former Prime Minister and Founder of the Africa Governance Initiative Tony Blair, Howard G. Buffett, farmer and President of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Ritu Sharma, co-founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide. We are truly honored to be part of such an esteemed panel, on which Ritu will  emphasize that small, women farmers should guide the development and adoption of solutions to address world hunger.

To see the press release, please visit the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Here is a link to our announcement of the panel:  Women Thrive Worldwide World Food Prize Panel 

This is really exciting news for Women Thrive, and we wanted to share it with you. We could not do this work without caring individual supporters like you.

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