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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

WFPG is hiring interns for Fall 2011! @wfpg

WFPG is hiring part-time and full-time interns for fall 2011!  Applications are due August 15th.  For more info, visit

July 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

Event: African Women Leaders: Their Role in Promoting Investment, Trade and Peace

 On July 13, WFPG will host an event at the Embassy of Zambia celebrating African women diplomats: 

“Over one third of the women ambassadors to the US represent African countries, more than any other region. Women ambassadors in Washington, DC include: African Union, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, and the Chargé d’Affaires of Madagascar.”

Learn more and RSVP:

July 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Event: “Women’s Political Participation In The Middle East: The Changing Political Landscape”

On Thursday, June 23rd, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group will co-host a panel discussion on women’s political participation in the Middle East with speakers May Kosba, Sanja Kelly, and Charles Dunne.  The event is free, and lunch will be served, but you must RSVP.  The event will be held at Freedom House, located at 1301 Connecticut Ave., NW, in Washington, D.C.



To learn more or RSVP:

June 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm 1 comment

Reporting LIVE from Indian Ambassador Shankar’s Discussion of the U.S. – India Relationship

Tonight the Women’s Foreign Policy Group hosted a discussion at the Indian Ambassador’s Residence on the U.S. – India relationship. Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar presented on recent expansions of cooperation between the two countries in the areas of technology, security, and trade. Afterward, I asked Ambassador Shankar about women’s role in the U.S. – India relationship. She replied that the two countries have recently established a formal women’s dialogue, similar to the technology-focused initiative. She also described some new women-centric political reforms in India. For example, she cited a new rule requiring 30% representation of women in local/municipal governing bodies, giving 100 million women influence over the decisions made in their villages.

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September 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm Leave a comment

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