Win 2 Tickets to the Global Fund for Women 20th Anniversary Gala

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Many of you contacted me to say that you enjoyed my interview with Kavita Ramdas , the President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Honorable President of Liberia, as well as women leaders from Colombia, South Africa, Malaysia, Liberia, Bosnia/Herzogovina and Egypt will be honored at the event. Submit your story (in 200 words or less) using the form on the Global Fund for Women's site.

In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl

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She traveled over 100,000 miles and interviewed 12 women activists who are working on solutions to everything from sex trafficking, to global warming, to AIDS. Glamour and powerHouseBooks have produced a collection of Pearl's interviews in, In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl , which includes a Foreword by Angelina Jolie. "[N]ow I have an answer for my son, who lost his father to blind hatred. Yes, there is hope in the world, and it isn't naive or even idealistic.


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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. Kavita Ramdas is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, the Global Fund for Women. I think it's worth it (: Kavita Ramdas: The Global Fund for Women is the largest independent, publicly supported grant-making foundation to advance women's human rights internationally. I just saw a remarkable film made about a grantee organization that the Global Fund had supported for many years in Liberia.

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Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Along with her work as an aquatic biologist, her book, Silent Spring , is largely credited for advancing the global environmental movement worldwide , inspiring the rise of ecofeminism and many feminist scientists. Before her historic flight, Jemison served as a Peace Corps Medical Officer in Sierra Leone and Liberia, where she oversaw the medical system that serviced Peace Corps and U.S. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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Win a Trip to Report for the NYT with Nicholas Kristof

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The winner will go on an international reporting trip with him to focus attention on the problems of global poverty, and its solutions. Possible destinations this year are Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia and/or Ghana. In today's Sunday New York Times article , Win a Trip You Won't Forget , two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof , writes, "[I]f you want to save the world, you first must understand it."

Women Activists Profiled by Mariane Pearl in Glamour

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Global Diary is a monthly column written by journalist, Mariane Pearl, the widow of Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered in 2002 by terrorists in Pakistan. Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, and Africa's first elected female head of state. Screenshot from Global Diary: Uganda by Mariane Pearl women activist Mariane Pearl

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

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Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared. This week have a look at the just completed Open Data for Africa platform and learn more about the brewing open data revolution in the MENA region.

President's Update: Summer 2008

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Here are the highlights of this update: for Education awarded $32 million over five years Miradi, our new project management software for the environment Human rights: the International Criminal Court, Colombia, Liberia and Darfur Recruiting: Betsy Burgess joins as our first Director of Marketing Landmine Detector Project on ice, Route 66 Literacy revived for Education awarded $32 million The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S.

My Latest President's Update

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Jule has been working with Benetech’s Human Rights Data Analysis Group, HRDAG, which completed analyzing data for Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Paul Farestveit A trained historian with a degree in history from the University of California at Los Angeles, Paul Farestveit has spent the majority of his career working for STA Travel, a global student travel company that operates large businesses in Europe, the United States, and Australia.

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

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In 2012, the themes of inequality and the “forgotten one billion” permeated nearly every discussion about the global community. I will never forget meeting Leymah Gbowee , the winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize who led the women’s movement resulting in peace in Liberia. By giving people the ability to share with friends, JustGiving has made it easier for people to make a difference on both a local and global level.