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Passports to Progress Event feat. Andrea Mitchell, Christy Turlington Burns – March 7

Rude Awakening

The complex epidemic of violence young women and girls face in India and beyond

Join the International Center for Research on Women on the eve of International Women’s Day for its first Passports to Progress event in support of its new campaign, Turning Point: Changing the Course for Adolescent Girls Worldwide. A diverse panel of leading experts in the fields of gender, rights and development will discuss the many ways in which violence against women – especially young women and girls – in non-conflict settings has become a global epidemic.

Moderator:

Andrea Mitchell NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC’S “Andrea Mitchell Reports”

Panelists:

Michael Elliott, President/CEO of ONE

Christy Turlington Burns, Founder of Every Mother Counts and Director/Producer of “No Woman, No Cry”

Stella Mukasa, Director of Gender Violence and Rights at ICRW

Ravi Verma, Regional Director, Asia at ICRW

With a special video presentation by Kavita Ramdas, Ford Foundation’s Regional Representative in New Delhi.

When: Thursday, March 7, 2013               6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC 20045

This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Register here: http://passports2progress2013.eventbrite.com/#

February 22, 2013 at 10:39 am 1 comment

Tarcila Rivera Zea: “Lifting the Voices of Indigenous People”

Another Ford Foundation Visionaries Award winner, Tarcila Rivera Zea, was also recognized for her work empowering women:

Lifting the Voices of Indigenous People

Tarcila Rivera Zea

Tarcila Rivera Zea
Founder & Executive Director, CHIRAPAQ (The Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Cultures of Peru)
Lima, Peru

“Tarcila Rivera Zea started her teenage years as an indigenous servant in a small Quechuan village and today runs one of South America’s most influential organizations for indigenous people. Over the 20 years since she founded CHIRAPAQ, she and her staff have worked to give indigenous people a national and global voice, secure equality and access to opportunities they have been denied, and develop pride for indigenous cultures. Rivera Zea helped create the International Forum of Indigenous Women of the Americas and other bodies working to strengthen the lives of some 25 million indigenous women across the region.”

Read more about CHIRAPAQ:

Read more about the other Visionaries Award winners: http://www.fordfoundation.org/newsroom/news-from-ford/480

May 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

Ela R. Bhatt: “Empowering Women to Forge Their Own Futures”

The Ford Foundation recently announced the winners of its Visionaries Awards, awarded to “12 social innovators who, through their extraordinary vision and courageous work, are improving the lives of millions of people.”  Among the recipients was Indian women’s empowerment pioneer Ela R. Bhatt:

Empowering Women to Forge Their Own Futures

Ela R. Bhatt

Ela R. Bhatt
Founder & CEO, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
Ahmedabad, India

“Widely recognized as one of the world’s most remarkable entrepreneurial forces in grassroots development, Ela R. Bhatt has dedicated her life to improving the lives of India’s poorest and most oppressed women workers. A former parliamentarian, she founded the Self-Employed Women’s Association—a trade union for poor, self-employed female workers in India with more than 1 million members. Bhatt also founded Sa-Dhan (the All-India Association of Micro-finance Institutions) and the Indian School of Micro-finance for Women, which together have created new financial opportunities for millions of women across India.”

Read more about SEWA: http://www.sewa.org/

Read more about the other Visionaries Award winners: http://www.fordfoundation.org/newsroom/news-from-ford/480

May 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment


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