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    Help a Woman, Help the Planet!
    May 19, 2014

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    LETTING HER LIGHT SHINE

    A renewable source of light is a miracle for women whose productive hours have always been controlled by sunrise and sunset. With a bottle of light in hand she is safe, and able to fill her evenings with work, study and family. She is no longer in the dark.

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  • Clinton Foundation

    Why Education Matters

    May 9, 2014

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    The kidnapping of over 300 teenage girls at Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria has captivated attention and headlines across the world, inspiring outrage, compassion, and calls to action. The girls were taken by Boko Haram, whose very name declares that education is sinful. 

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  • Round Earth

    Next Generation Journalism
    May 11, 2014

    In our increasingly interconnected world, reliable news and information is more important than ever before.

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  • The New York Times

    What's So Scary About Smart Girls?

    May 10, 2014

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    WHEN terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn't target an army barracks, a police department or a drone base. No, Boko Haram militants attacked what is even scarier to a fanatic: a girls' school.


    That's what extremists do. They target educated girls, their worst nightmare.

    That's why the Pakistani Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head at age 15. That's why the Afghan Taliban throws acid on the faces of girls who dare to seek an education.

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Nepal - The Story of TEWA
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TEWA is the preeminent women’s non-governmental
organization in Nepal. It raises funds inside Nepal and elsewhere to support
national and grassroots women’s empowerment programs that fight effectively for
economic opportunity, social justice, peace and gender equality.
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A New Horizon for Women

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Global Horizons for Women is an online information resource and action center for retired or retiring professional women with energy and talent and many years ahead. It includes up to date information on issues, relevant nonprofit organizations with their locations and fields of work; investment opportunities, advocacy, travel options, volunteer consulting possibilities, as well as other actions you can take to support women in the developing world.  It's fast, efficient and trustworthy.

Extensive research has proved that women’s empowerment is one of the most effective tools for development.  Mobilized, we women in the Western world can join hands with these courageous women who are working hard to lift themselves, their families and communities out of poverty.

Who are we?  We are Baby Boomer professional women and early beneficiaries of the Women's Movement.  We are passionate about utilizing our experience, skills and resources to support women's economic advancement in poor countries.

For us, there is nothing more rewarding than meeting a woman from the developing world who has gained confidence, hope and economic independence through participating in an effective opportunity program.


"Women and girls are the unfinished business of the 21st Century"  

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, March 2014


 

 

THE GIRLS OF TODAY WILL BE THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW

Women with economic opportunity send their girls to school, improve their health and nutrition and prepare them for a better future, thus impacting glrls for generations to come.

BRAC: Let's get Her Back to School this Year

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The Girl Effect: The Clock is Ticking

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