Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents

Jun 11, 2012

Global Grassroots Chosen to Partner with Women for Water Campaign



Global Grassroots & Women for Water Partner to Support Women's Empowerment Worldwide

Global Grassroots is excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of four partners for the first year of the new 3-year Women for Water campaign initiated by the Global Water Challenge

This initiative will empower a billion women to join together and raise a billion dollars to fight the global water crisisthat disproportionately affects women and children.

Click here for more information about the Women for Water campaign, or check out their video!

Join us in supporting sustainable, women-led water ventures that provide livelihoods, hope and safety for thousands of women!

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New Conscious Social Change Practitioner Training begins this summer!

This program, open to anyone interested in personal transformation and social change, provides an intensive and experience-based training in the methods, philosophy, skills and frameworks of Conscious Social Change. Beginning July 1 is Part 1 of our three-part Conscious Social Change Practitioner Certification Program, which enables trainees to become certified in Global Grassroots' core curriculum.  Email us at if you would like more information or are interested in participating!

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Global Grassroots initiated its Academy for Conscious Change in Rwanda in 2006 with a group of 60 genocide widows with HIV, caring for 227 children, including orphans.  What began as a brief training program followed by small seed grants with no oversight has expanded into an 18-month social venture incubator that incorporates conscious leadership training, mind-body trauma healing, social entrepreneurship and non-profit management training, seed grants and high-engagement support to help vulnerable women launch their own ideas for social change.  To date, we have trained 300 change agents who have designed 26 “micro-NGOs”.  Over 50,000 people have been served to date, including:

  • Nearly 11,000 people have received access to clean water, with another 1200 by year end
  • Over 30,000 people have received training or have witnessed educational events on gender-based violence and women’s rights
  • Nearly 350 women have learned to read, making a new commitment to send their girls to school
  • Over 4500 children, parents and community members have been educated on girls’ reproductive health and over 2000 girls will be served by new, safe latrines by year end

Thank you for your invaluable partnership and support.  Please help our continued work with vulnerable women change agents. Donate today: 


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Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, New Hampshire United States

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