Women Who Tech Around the World

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” Using a webinar and conference call platform, we were able to bring in participants from San Francisco, Rwanda, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

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My favorite social action was being a sponsor for Jacinta Onoro, a Nigerian woman participating in Women for Women International. Women for Women International supports women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan). Each woman is paired with a sponsor whose donation helps to cover some of their basic necessities (food, water, medicine).

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Paul Rusesabagina & Bloggers for Darfur

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Yesterday I went to see Paul Rusesabagina speak, the man who inspired the movie, Hotel Rwanda. darfur genocide rwanda bloggersHe was promoting his memoir, An Ordinary Man.

Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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The show ended, and I immediately signed up to be a Women for Women International sponsor. Women for Women is a nonprofit that pairs women survivors of war with women sponsors all over the world. Sissel of the Sissel Byington Photography blog sponsors a women each year.

Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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As a result, the UN is making the same mistakes it made on Darfur and Rwanda. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is providing leverage for Tibetan, Darfurian, Burmese and Chinese human rights campaigns: The International Campaign for Tibet created the Race for Tibet.

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Aimee Weber also contributed to a sponsored virtual ‘walk’, which raised $40,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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The way we do that is by asking every single woman around the world to sponsor one woman at a time by sending her $27 a month, along with a letter to start a communication link between the two women. Our country director in Rwanda was a refugee all her life.

What Can I Do About Genocide? An Interview with Janessa Goldbeck

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JG: I had the opportunity to spend some time in Rwanda when I was in college, and what really struck me about that experience was the willingness and openness of the survivors, who are both victims and perpetrators, to heal their country and to move on.

Why Women Are the Market for Changing the World, and How to Reach Them: Interview with The She Spot co-author, Lisa Witter

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I sponsor her for a low monthly fee, and we write letters back and forth to one another. I learn about women in Rwanda, and they learn about my life. We're friends and she has taken an interest in the work that I do, and even invited me to travel with her in Rwanda and experience the program there.

Issues Exhibitions: Questions as a Basis for Design

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While I think the Museum of Freedom in Chicago is too objective/vanilla, I wouldn't prefer a hall of exhibits (sponsored by the appropriate PACs and corporations) on the freedom to drill for oil, the freedom to redistrict, etc. Rather than adding more information to my database on Rwanda and genocide, I find myself asking alongside the author, asking myself instead of the authority. It's good to have some time to write amidst hectic traveling.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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We have seen that in other places as well such like in Rwanda, and in the Middle East and numerous other places. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.

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