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...
Jun 11, 2012

Global Grassroots Chosen to Partner with Women for Water Campaign

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!

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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!

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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: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/conscious-social-change/ 

Jun 11, 2012

Global Grassroots Chosen to Partner with Women for Water Campaign

TURWUBAKE / CONSTRUCT THE FAMILY UPDATE

Over the last few months, Construct the Family decided to move its operations to a new section of Kigali called Nyamirambo.  Some of the initial target population they were serving, including domestic workers and women in abusive relationships, were having difficulties attending due to distance and personal circumstances that made it hard for them to leave work.  It is our understanding that the move was decided based upon making their programs more available to their target population.  However, as a result of the change of location, the local officials have required the team to pay annual taxes upfront for the year.  At a cost of approximately $200, it has been beyond the reach of the venture.  The sewing training program, which was designed to offer abused women new economic alternatives and thus freedom to leave abusive relationships, attempted to rent their sewing machines and make more marketable products to cover this operating shortfall.  However, they were unable to make up the additional need by the deadline and were forced by the local government to close their operations.  We did not learn of this challenge until after the closure had taken place, and we are now working closely with the team to help them raise the necessary funding, and redesign their venture's operations for both greater social impact and financial sustainability. We will continue to update you as the project evaluates its needs and develops its new strategy for resuming its operations. 

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!

* * * * * * * *

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!

Jun 11, 2012

Team Trains Community Members in Conflict Management & Family Law

HAVE PITY & COMPASSION UPDATE

In May, the Have Pity and Compassion venture team gathered 20 community members to hold a public talk about conflict management and family law. They are also training a group of community members to provide continuing education and to raise awareness about these issues in their neighborhoods.  To facilitate this process, the venture team will be using the curriculum they designed to offer a training of trainers program, visiting these community groups in the field twice per week. Have Pity and Compassion is also helping individuals to navigate the legal processes for dealing with property law and domestic conflict.

 

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!

* * * * * * * *

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!

 
   

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