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  • Help Women Feed the World has received 3 donations
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    Creating Economic Opportunity for Women at the Base of the Pyramid
    By - Christine Bond - Organizational Advancement Intern
    We know that investing in women farmers - such as providing them with information, land rights, organizing support, time-savings systems, and better access to public-private partnerships - not only benefits women and their families economically, but also increases overall global crop production. However, existing programs...
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    Remembering Women Farmers
    By - Mina Alemzadeh - Associate, Organizational Advancement
    It is disheartening to think about how many factors weaken a woman’s ability to provide for her family. In light of the recent holidays such as Earth Day and World Water Day, Women Thrive has been sending strong messages about how imperative access to clean water, land rights and climate change are to women farmers....
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    Show Your #Love2Ghana
    By - Mei Powers - Senior Manager, Organizational Advancement
    This Valentine’s Day, Women Thrive is celebrating all of the amazing women we work with in Ghana and around the world! Women Thrive has been working with women in Ghana since 2010, mainly through our partnership with the Development Action Association (DAA). We provided advocacy and leadership training to the women of...
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  • Help Women Feed the World has received 189 donations
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    Top 13 Moments in 2013
    By - Mei Powers - Senior Manager, Organizational Advancement
    Women Thrive accomplished a lot on behalf of the world’s women and girls in 2013. We've highlighted 13 of our favorite moments from the past year. A few highlights... We met up with Maria, a rural farmer who lives just outside Marcala, Honduras. Maria's family was one of 40 who benefitted from an irrigation...
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    Report from Ghana - Women's Collective Action
    By - Lauren Supina - Vice President, Organizational Advancement
    Having travelled across the globe, it’s not surprising to see women in the fields, behind plows, and selling their harvest in the market. In fact, most of the world’s smallholder farmers are women.  I live in Washington, D.C. now, but I can relate to some of these women’s experiences. I come from...
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    Report from the World Food Prize
    By - Mei Powers - Senior Manager, Organizational Advancement
    Last week, Women Thrive's President Ritu Sharma spoke on a panel at the World Food Prize with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett on governments and their roles in solving global hunger and poverty. In this discussion, Ritu emphasized the important role that women have to...
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    We've got their backs
    By - Mei Powers - Organizational Advancement Senior Manager
    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...
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    Guess who is speaking at the World Food Prize?
    By - Kayla Rodriguez - Development Intern
    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...
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    We're back! Also, honor Mom this Mother's Day
    By - Amanda Parker - Senior Associate, Organizational Advancement
    “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...
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    It isn't over until it's over...
    By - Amanda Parker - Senior Associate, Organizational Advancement
    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....
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    THIS SUNDAY: (2/3) See Our Founder on CSPAN
    By - Amanda Parker - Senior Associate, Organizational Advancement
    Please tune in to CSPAN's Washington Journal with Steve Scully this Sunday February 3, at 9:15 AM EST. Ritu will talk about the situation of women and girls around the world - including critical issues such as land rights and food security, Secretary Hillary Clinton's efforts to make their concerns central to our...
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    Greetings from Sri Lanka!
    By - Ritu Sharma - President and Co-founder, Women Thrive Worldwide
    Right now, I happen to be far removed from the flurry of activity that dominates this time of year. I’m writing to you from the other side of the world in Sri Lanka, where I’m undertaking my fourth $1 a Day experience. Just like I’ve done before in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Burkina Faso, I’m living...
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    Women in the World Today
    By - Alexandra Cervini - Organizational Advancement Intern
    Women in the World Today Published on: October 17, 2012 In 1995, 189 countries came together for the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing to outline a Plan of Action to improve the conditions of women and girls worldwide. Seventeen years on, the State Department reports on the progress that's been...
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      Amanda Make sure to check out the chapter "Honduran Women Fight Poverty One Coffee Bean at a Time," by Ritu Sharma, Co-founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide, where she discuss the role of locally-based organizations in empowering women to overcome poverty.
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    Women Thrive Named "One of the Best"
    By - Meghan Ball - Organizational Advancement, Intern
    The renowned Catalogue for Philanthropy has recently announced that Women Thrive Worldwide is “one of the best nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. region” for 2012. The honor is given to charities that have been selected for “excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact,” says Barbara Harman, President...
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    Ritu speaks at Global Food Security Index Launch
    By - Meghan Ball - Organizational Advancement, Intern
    On July 10, 2012, DuPont launched its new Global Food Security Index, an online interactive tool to examine food availability, affordability, quality and safety in 105 countries around the world. The Index will measure the impact of investments and will promote collaboration between world leaders and civil society...
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    ABC Channel 7 features Ritu! Please see video
    By - Mei Powers - Manager, Organizational Advancement
    Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide, was featured recently as ABC's Working Woman. Please view the video link here: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/06/ritu-sharma-combating-global-abuse-against-women-76553.html In the clip, you hear a bit about her experiences of living on less than...
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    A call for more good men
    By - Mei Powers - Organizational Advancement, Manager
    Father’s Day is June 17, and we are looking for more good men to join the movement in empowering women worldwide.  Please listen to this two-minute interview with Compaore Koudougou, a husband, farmer, and father of 13 in Burkina Faso:...
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    Your support grounds our work in the lives of women
    By - Mei Powers - Manager, Organizational Advancement
    At Women Thrive Worldwide, we believe by partnering with and championing local women leaders, we are able to achieve transformational and sustainable change for women and girls around the world that lasts long after our partnerships end. This is why we partnered with organizations like the Development Action Association...
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    Worth their weight in...
    By - Rachel Morrison - Intern
    When I was in college, I had the opportunity to spend a month working in Mali, West Africa as an evaluation intern. During my four short weeks in the Ouelessebougou (pronounced Way-less-a-boo-goo) region, I worked in seven different villages interviewing and holding focus group discussions with village chiefs and their...
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    We've reached the halfway mark -- Thank you!
    By - Mei Powers - Manager, Organizational Advancement
    Today, with your help, we’ve hit an exciting mile marker on our Help Women Feed the World project.  With $5,000 in donations we’re halfway to our goal of $10,000!  And we couldn’t have done it without you!  Thank you!  Your generous support helped us serve as 24/7 advocates on Capitol...
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    "It's more than a goat" - Lydia Sasu, DAA
    By - Mei Powers - Manager, Organizational Advancement
    This past week, we’ve had the pleasure of having Lydia Sasu, our local partner from Ghana, in our office sharing more of her stories, life, and work. She also described how Women Thrive has been an instrumental part of her and her organization’s growth. “We thank Women Thrive for their assistance—it...
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  • Help Women Feed the World posted a progress report
    Hunger and Violence Against Women
    By - Mei Powers - Manager, Organizational Advancement
    Dear Friends, I wanted to share a case study that shows how hunger and food insecurity can make women and girls and men and boys more vulnerable to violence. This is why Women Thrive works on both issues. Please see the synopsis and link to the full story below. Also, attached please find an invitation to our upcoming...
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    • Mei
      Mei The webcast of the event will remain available after the breakfast. So even if you can't join us live, you can watch later at your leisure. Feel free to let us know what you think by leaving comments here, on Facebook, or Twitter!
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      Mei Pictures from the event have been uploaded to Flickr! http://www.flickr.com/photos/womenthriveworldwide/sets/72157629125969980/
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    Include Female Farmers on Climate Change Issues
    By - Mei Powers - Manager, Organizational Advancement
    I wanted to share a special update from the field. Lydia Sasu, Executive Director of Development Action Association (our local partner in Ghana), has called on the government to include women farmers on issues and policies relating to climate change. Attached is the original news article of Lydia attending a conference in...
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    A Look Back at 2011
    By - Mei Powers - Manager
    Dear GlobalGiving Supporters, I wanted to send a special thank you to everyone from the GlobalGiving community that supported our work this year. There are a lot of worthy projects on GlobalGiving, and you chose us. That means a lot to us, and we are incredibly grateful.  We have achieved a lot this year for millions...
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    THIS SUNDAY (12/18): See Ritu on CSPAN
    By - Mei Powers - Senior Associate
    Please tune in on Sunday morning (12/18/11) at 9:15 AM EST to watch Ritu Sharma, President and Co-Founder of Women Thrive Worldwide, on CSPAN Washington Journal. The 15 minute interview—covering a range of topics including the international affairs budget, its impact on women, and women's issues in general such as...
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      Mei In case you missed it, here is the link to the interview: http://222.c-spanvideo.org/program/GlobalSta
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    Mei Tune in on 12/18/11 at 9:15 AM EST to watch Ritu Sharma on CSPAN Washington Journal. The 15 minute interview will be followed by a call-in session, where you can call to participate.
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    World Rural Women's Day 2011
    By - Mei Powers - Senior Associate
    Women Thrive Worldwide's partner in Ghana, the Development Action Association, hosted an event on this year's World Rural Women's Day to highlight the challeneges that women farmers face continue to face. The event recognized the contributions rural women make towards improving food security, eradicating poverty, and...
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    Mei Women Thrive asked USAID Administrator Raj Shah, "How is the US addressing gender-based violence in the Horn of Africa?"See www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2011/10/26/open-questions-crisis-horn-africa, minute 23.
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    Putting the Spotlight on Women Farmers at World Food Prize Day
    By - Mei Powers - Senior Associate
    THANK YOU! With your support (and in partnership with Land O’Lakes, Inc. and the Food and Agriculture Organization), Women Thrive Worldwide’s panel event “Feeding a Hungry World: Why we must invest in the next generation of female farmers” at this year’s World Food Prize was a tremendous...
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