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  • Opportunity Collaboration

    Ixtapa, Mexico
    October 12 - 17

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    Join a global network of leaders dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty.
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  • World Pulse Events

    LEADING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
    This fall, three amazing women from the World Pulse community will travel to New York, Portland, and San Francisco to speak out on global stages and at influential forums. Their stories from Tibet, Nigeria, and the U.S. will touch hearts and minds as they demonstrate the power of digital technology in changing lives and creating solutions to today's most pressing issues.

    We invite you to follow along on our tour, and join us in person!

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  • Ripple Effect Images

    Help a Woman, Help the Planet!
    August 3, 2014

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    SURVIVING CLIMATE CHANGE

    n the High Andean Plateau of Peru, climate extremes have taken a toll on livestock and the farm families that depend on them. Ripple partner CARE trains women farmers, like Lourdes Pilco, in animal nutrition and basic veterinary skills. 

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  • Freedom from Hunger

    FOR YOU: A Necessity
    FOR HER: A Luxury
    July 2014

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    Reading is an essential part of our daily lives. From road signs, to work and personal correspondence to pleasure reading, it's easy to forget how heavily we rely on our ability to read.

    In many parts of the world, people are too poor to learn to read. If they are able to attend school, many must leave after only a few years in order to work so they can feed themselves and their families.

    In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate for people over the age of 15 was a stunning 28.7% as recently as 2012. [UNICEF]

    Without the ability to read, it is difficult for women to learn about health and hygiene, maintain an income and save for the future.

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Highlights

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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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in an exciting and fulfilling new venture.  Use your skills, experience and expertise to support women in the developing world on their own journey to economic independence and social equality.

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.


PROTECTING WOMEN

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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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