Posts tagged ‘latin america’

“Julia Alvarez Illuminates Our Competing Truths”

This Ms. Magazine blog post describes women’s “competing truths” revealed in the poems of Julia Alvarez:

“The feeling of un-belonging or “between-ness”–in gender, country, language, family–is one that unites many of us who experience a certain ambivalence in our identities as citizens, daughters, artists and women. For Julia Alvarez, the award-winning poet and author of bestselling novels such as How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies, the job of the storyteller is to enumerate the multiple competing truths and paradoxes that emerge from this experience of exile or displacement. Or to, in her words, “tell the truth, ‘manifold and one’”

Read the full post:

April 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Video: The she28 Campaign

Clever video from the people at Sustainable Health Enterprises!

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Learn more about SHE:

April 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Expanding Access to Finance for Health e-Conference: March 29-30

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and the USAID Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector project (SHOPS) are hosting an online conference on “the use of financial services to strengthen the global health care supply chain”.  

SHOPS is a five-year cooperative agreement focusing on “increasing availability, improving quality, and expanding coverage of essential health products and services in family planning and reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and other health areas through the private sector.”

Join participants from Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar,  Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, the UK, the US, and Zambia (and that’s just who’s signed up so far) in learning about finance in healthcare!

To register for the online conference or learn more:

March 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

New Kiva Loan: “Shining Stars”!

Today I made my 5th microloan through!  My $25 loan will be combined with 39 others to help a group of 8 Bolivian women known as the “Brillantes Estrellas” (“Shining Stars”) boost their entrepreneurial ventures: “They sell food, braid and weave blankets, have a grocery store, sell vegetables, make sportswear, and sell coca.

“Luordes, the president, is in a common-law marriage and has two children. This is her first experience working with communal banks. She will use the loan to buy fabric. She makes sportswear, and she sells it by order daily.”

You can follow the Shining Stars’ progress along with me:

Or become a microlender yourself!

March 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

Day of the Women of the Americas

OAS LogoThe OAS has celebrated February 18th as the Day of the Women of the Americas since 1982.  This year, Sec. Clinton released a statement commemorating the day, lauding women’s accomplishments in the Americas and outlining the work that still lies ahead.

“Women in the Americas are working to promote strong and vibrant democracies, advance the region’s commitment to the rule of law, and uphold fundamental human rights and freedoms. They are cabinet officials and heads of government. They serve in executive positions in the largest private sector entities in the hemisphere. Women in the Americas are strengthening our societies, communities, and families, and building a brighter future for all the people of the region.”

Read more:

February 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

IMOW: Focusing on Latin America

The International Museum of Women‘s Economica project “explores the many facets of women’s experiences of and contributions to the global economy.”  Their current exhibition focuses on Latin American women, particularly in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Argentina. 

In addition to checking out the online videos, “you can also listen to podcasts, participate in forum conversations and submit your own work for possible inclusion in the exhibition.”

To view the exhibit:

December 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

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