Posts tagged ‘Vital Voices’

Infographic: “The Revolution will be led by a 12-year-old girl” @Womens_eNews @VitalVoices @Pinterest

Found on Pinterest thanks to Vital Voices and Women’s eNews!

August 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm 1 comment

Forbes: “Women’s Leadership and Mentorship in the Developing World” @Forbes #hwhtw

Great to see women leaders and mentors getting attention in the press!  Via Vital Voices:

“‎’Women frequently face cultural barriers and discrimination in moving into leadership positions, and it is very helpful have experienced role models and mentors who can provide guidance and encouragement.’ – Ann Veneman, former Executive Director of UNICEF and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, on the importance of mentorship in the developing world.

“Read the Forbes article in which Ann Veneman discusses why she is so passionate about our Global Ambassadors Program, the importance of leadership and mentorship in empowering women globally, and more!”

July 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

“The United Arab Emirates – a Fertile Frontier for Financial Women” via @VitalVoices @HuffingtonPost #hwhtw

Anne Izzillo of the HuffPost reports that the UAE is the place to be for women entrepreneurs:

“This is what we found: If you are a woman looking to start a business in the UAE — this is your moment. Today, women are forming start-ups in the region that range from multi-million dollar private equity funds and tech start-ups to western-inspired fashion labels and successful yoga studio chains. The opportunities are ripe for local and foreign women alike, thanks to several key factors that are leading a female business boom in the region.

“It starts with the government’s commitment to providing a high standard of education for both men and women. Today, the literacy rate for UAE women is 90 percent. Also, it is encouraging that the UAE Constitution promotes gender equality, including equal pay for equal work under the Labor Law and the right for women to inherit property. All of these factors have created a fertile environment for the seeds of female entrepreneurship to grow.”

Read the full article:

May 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Event: “When Women Lead Africa: A Roundtable” @VitalVoices #hwhtw @MakeWomenCount #myAWD

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion


Hafsat Abiola-Costello, Eva Muraya, and Kah Walla

We are delighted to welcome Hafsat Abiola-Costello, Eva Muraya and Kah Walla to Vital Voices for a panel discussion on the unique contributions of women’s leadership, changes in public perceptions of women leaders, and the opportunities and challenges for a new model of leadership in Africa.

Monday, May 21, 2012

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: Vital Voices Global Partnership

1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Or watch live via Ustream!

Learn more or register:

May 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Be the Change: “12 Days of Giving to Support Women and Girls Globally” @StephenieFoster @CIPE @VitalVoices #hwhtw

Start 21012 off right: Stephenie Foster’s HuffPost article identifies 12 fabulous women-friendly charities worthy of support.  Some notable entries:

For the fourth day (“colly birds – or is it calling birds?’): The Women in Public Service Project was launched in early December at the U.S. Department of State by Sec. Clinton. Founded by a partnership between the Department of State and the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, it will create training, mentoring and networking opportunities for emerging women leaders from across the globe.

For the sixth day (“geese a laying’): the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) [hosts of this year’s Democracy that Delivers for Women Conference – see:]

For the twelfth (“drummers drumming”): Vital Voices Global Partnership [an HWHTW favorite! – see:]

See the full list:

January 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

Be the Change: Celebs on eBay for Vital Voices @vitalvoices #hwhtw

Another holiday gift idea: celeb-autographed bottles of Three Olives olive oil, with the proceeds going to Vital Voices.  Up for bid now are bottles signed by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jenna Ushkowitz of Glee, James Loney of the LA Dodgers, Tyler Blackburn of Pretty Little Liars, and more!

Visit the auction:

December 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Event: Peace Unveiled in Afghanistan @USIP @vitalvoices #hwhtw

As part of USIP’s “Women and War” series, on October 5th USIP and Vital Voices are hosting a pre-screening and panel discussion of the new film, “Peace Unveiled.”

Women and War Series: Peace Unveiled in Afghanistan

Panel Discussion and Film

Hosted by Congressman Russ Carnahan, and co-hosted by the Office of Senator John Kerry and the Office of Senator Barbara Boxer, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Fork Films, the Institute for Inclusive Security, and Vital Voices, are pleased to collaborate on the pre-screening and panel discussion of the new film, “Peace Unveiled.” A discussion will follow with film producer Abigail E. Disney, film director Gini Reticker, and Michelle Barsa, Lead Advocate and Afghanistan Program Specialist at the Institute for Inclusive Security, and moderated by Kathleen Kuehnast, director of USIP’s Gender and Peacebuilding Center.

“Peace Unveiled” is the third episode of “WOMEN, WAR & PEACE,” a groundbreaking five-part PBS television series that explores women’s strategic role in conflict and peacebuilding. This documentary follows three Afghan women who have organized to protect women’s rights from being traded away in the reconciliation and reintegration process, as security operations begin to shift from ISAF to Afghan control.

Read more and register to attend:

October 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

“Gender Equality in Paradise” @vitalvoices #hwhtw

In this blog post from Vital Voices, Alyse Nelson reflects on the progress Indonesia has made toward gender equality, as well as what remains to be done:

“Bali was another world. A beautiful lush island. A thriving tourist destination. But if you scratched just beneath the surface, it was clear that even in paradise women lacked access and opportunities. During that trip, I stayed among the rice paddies of Ubud and I met the women of the Seniwati Gallery of Art By Women. They explained that women were never seen as artists. It was commonly said that only men in their culture were capable of creativity. That was the first time I’d heard that one! They had started the first and only women’s artists cooperative in the region to encourage and channel women’s talents into economic means to support their families…

“Although Indonesia has seen strides forward, like so many countries in the world, there is still a way to go to fully capitalize on women’s talents. Just consider this: by narrowing their gender gap in employment, Indonesia could elevate income by as much as 14% per capita by 2020, and as much as 20% higher than baseline projections by 2030. ”

Read the full article:

September 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

HWHTW’s Top 5 Twitter Favorites! @CTurlington @WFPG @UN_Women @VitalVoices @gaylelemmon

HWHTW is relatively new to Twitter, but totally hooked on its great coverage of women’s issues.  Here are a few favorite tweeters:

@CTurlington – supermodel-turned-maternal health care advocate Christy Turlington Burns (see: Video: Christy Turlington Burns on why Every Mother Counts)  

@WFPG – Women’s Foreign Policy Group (see: Event: “Women’s Political Participation In The Middle East: The Changing Political Landscape”)

@UN_Women – UN Women (see: The UN Gets It Together for Women)

@VitalVoices – women’s empowerment NGO Vital Voices (see: State Department Co-Sponsors Summit to Empower Women Across Asia)

@gaylelemmon – author and activist Gayle Lemmon (see: Greg Mortenson Interviews Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Amazon)

And, of course, don’t forget @HWHTW!

Who would you add to the list?

July 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Vital Voices is Hiring! @vitalvoices

Great news!  If you want your career to make a difference in women’s lives, check out the openings at cool women’s NGO Vital Voices (see previous posts: Ambassador Verveer: “Women are not just victims” and State Department Co-Sponsors Summit to Empower Women Across Asia).

See the postings:

July 13, 2011 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

Ambassador Verveer: “Women are not just victims”

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer recently spoke at the Vital Voices of Asia Women’s Summit in Chennai, India.  She highlighted some notable successes for women’s rights in the region, while also noting that  “despite a solid record of progress, our work is by no means over”.  Sec. Verveer also emphasized the importance of finding environmentally sustainable solutions to empowering women economically and politically:

“All around the world, women are blazing new trails and triumphing over long entrenched obstacles in the pursuit of creating a better world… [W]omen are not just victims; they are critical actors in addressing this challenge. We are working to increase their access to a range of adaptation and mitigation strategies. Better farming practices and technologies like clean cook stoves and solar lanterns not only address environmental degradation, but also provide economic opportunities.”

Read more:

September 30, 2010 at 3:09 pm 1 comment

State Department Co-Sponsors Summit to Empower Women Across Asia

Fifteen years after the UN Conference on Women that took place in Beijing, a three day women’s empowerment summit, co-sponsored by the State Department, Vital Voices Global Partnership and the international business community, opened September 15 in New Delhi. Over 250 women leaders from South, Pacific and East Asia have joined with government, business and civil society experts from across the globe to share lessons learned and hone strategies for the future.

The Summit’s panel discussions and breakout sessions are focused on three key areas: Women as an Economic Force, Women in Political Leadership and Public Life, and Safeguarding Women’s Human Rights. Following this Summit, the State Department will work with Vital Voices and other private partners in furtherance of achieving women’s empowerment though high-level policy dialogues, development assistance projects, and public diplomacy.”

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from the State Department:

from Vital Voices:

September 17, 2010 at 11:34 am 3 comments

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