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 plu...
Jul 24, 2012

The following story

 

Our project continues to teach the community how people would work to handle domestic violence through theaters. During these last months we have been performing for our target couples. The following story describes some culture barriers towards a developing community in brief.

In the play there is a woman who uses to deliver dead babies. At her first pregnancy when she delivered a dead baby, the husband and the whole family gave condolences to the wife. Then, the couple continues living in harmony. After one year and half, she became pregnant again. The family found a professional doctor who will be doing the follow up to the progress of the pregnancy. Unfortunately, after nine months she delivered a dead baby again. The conflict started, and the husband’s family refused to bury the baby at their place saying that they don’t like any evil wife. Then, friend came and discussed the issue. Finally, they accepted to bear a burden of burying the body.

Since then, the husband was asked to marry a new wife, so that he can have a baby. He needed first to divorce legally with her current wife, for him to be allowed to marry another wife. As a result, he started approaching his wife, in order to start the process of divorce. One day he asked the wife out so that they would discuss the issue of divorce together. As the wife was unaware, she thought that the husband had a plan to kill her, and she refused the invitation. When the husband came back home, he denied to speak for one week, which made the wife get worried. The wife asked the husband what was going on, but he kept the silence. The wife decided to go back home to her mom who is a widow, but before packing her stuffs she called the mom on phone. The mom told her that she should be submissive to any request from her husband rather than leaving him, and she added that is how things have happened between wives and their husbands since the beginning. In other words, the mother forbade her to come no matter what made her make that decision.

The next day, the husband gave her another invitation, and she accepted. They had a long discussion, and the wife refused to divorce. As a conclusion to the discussion, the husband gave her the last chance but for only one condition: “no longer giving birth to a dead baby”. Few months later, she got pregnant again, and again the baby also died. The in law family sat down and said that it was enough. They went directly to the authority in charge to ask for a divorce, although finally they have been informed that no law admits divorce just because of delivering a dead child or not having a child. Therefore, their request was not considered. Interested in what happened? Please don’t miss to read our next report.

Our theater continues to be a favorite for many people in our community. We are glad that our message is being spread widely and fast to a large number of people that we could not even count. We would like to thank our donors for this achievement. It is very interesting to see how our program is bringing a positive impact in our society.

 

Thank you very much again.

Jun 11, 2012

Light in Our Home Provides Mentorship & Leadership

LIGHT IN OUR HOME UPDATE

Light in Our Home project leaders are helping to coordinate a new Global Grassroots training program in conscious social change and social entrepreneurship for venture team members who were not originally elected by their teams to attend the first Academy for Conscious Change.  Further, project leader Monique Mukakageli, serves on Global Grassroots' Rwandan Advisory Council, which reviewed our entire program, goals, evaluation process and curriculum this year providing valuable recommendations for our efficiency and impact.  Monique, who serves on her local women's council and works as a headmistress of a local school ran for Parliament in the last election.  We salute Light in Our Home's team members for their leadership and mentorship!

 

GLOBAL GRASSROOTS UPDATE

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 crisis that 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 info@globalgrassroots.org if you would like more information or are interested in participating!

Thank you for your support. Please consider a donation so that Global Grassroots can continue to support grassroots women change agents: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/conscious-social-change/


Jun 11, 2012

Training Continues

KIND PEOPLE UPDATE

Since its launch, Kind People has been moving steadily forward.  They have completed their curriculum for training local couples on legal marriage and are now preparing to initiate their creative resourcing strategy.  The venture will be purchasing a motorcycle. which will be used as a local moto taxi when not in use by the team in visiting beneficiaries.  The income from the moto taxi will help support their underlying operating expenses.  We look forward to continuing to update you as their operations advance.

 

GLOBAL GRASSROOTS UPDATE 

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!

* * * * * * * *

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 info@globalgrassroots.org if you would like more information or are interested in participating!

 

Thank you for your support. Please consider a donation so that Global Grassroots can continue to support grassroots women change agents: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/conscious-social-change/

 
   

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