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2016 Schedule of Events

2016 Schedule of Events March 8, 2016 International Women’s Day Various Local Events, #IWD2016 #PledgeForParity March 14, 2016 Golf Fore Africa LPGA ProAm Scottsdale, AZ March 16-17, 2016 CSW60 at the United Nations New York, NY March 22, 2016 World Water Day Various Local Events, #worldwaterday April 1-8, 2016 Empower…

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The Movement Grows – Welcome World Vision Australia & World Vision Canada

By Kathleen Treat, Founder & President of the Speranza Foundation, Chair of Strong Women Strong World On behalf of Strong Women Strong World, World Vision US and our US partners, I am excited to welcome World Vision Canada and World Vision Australia to our Strong Women Strong World movement. At this…

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CSW59 – “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”

In a world where violence, poverty, hunger, political corruption, terrorism, torture, slavery, abuse and injustice threaten the security and dignity of human life on a daily basis, it’s women who hold the keys to unlocking a better, more decent future for humanity.   That’s why nearly 11,000 people gathered at the…

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CSW59 Recap

The Commission on The Status of Women, CSW59, which took place at United Nations headquarters in New York City, officially concluded on Friday, 20 March.   Attending the 2 week session were representatives of UN member states, NGOs, and advocates from around the world. Strong Women Strong World was pleased to attend along…

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ONE – AYA Summit on Girls and Women

“For me poverty is up-close and personal. That’s why I am so passionate about economic development work.” ~Nancy Kairo by Nancy Kairo, World Vision Program Management Officer “What an amazing group of women!” That was my immediate reaction to the recently concluded AYA Summit organized by ONE; an international campaign…

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Strong Women, Strong World Annual Luncheon

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Jimmy Carter on Global Gender Injustice

“The most serious and unaddressed worldwide challenge is the deprivation and abuse of women and girls.” ~Jimmy Carter, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power Last week marked the official launch of ALL IN FOR HER, a call to action and research report that is being released by…

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Report from the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit

by Lisa Trevino Cummins As part of the US Africa Leaders Summit in which President Obama hosted 40 Heads of State from Africa, I had the privilege of joining World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World Director, Kathryn Comption, in attending the Investing in our Future Summit at the Kennedy Center….

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Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

The West Africa Ebola outbreak continues to be a major public health concern in Sierra Leone. World Vision has been monitoring the latest developments very closely. There have not been any reported cases in the Pejeh-Sowa ADP where Strong Women, Strong World’s AIM High project is implemented. However, they are…

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HAIYAN: Mother leads village’s post-typhoon recovery

By Aaron Aspi, World Vision Philippines Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall, battered the Philippines on November 8, 2013 and caused catastrophic damage. World Vision’s teams continue to respond with emergency relief supplies for children and families in desperate need. After Typhoon Haiyan…

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