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8 Things Activists Can Do to Keep Themselves Safe

April 9, 2018 — Women Thrive’s most recent blog on Medium, “8 Things Activists Can Do to Keep Themselves Safe,” addresses activists’ safety and offers eight tips to take to protect oneself. These tips are for all and are not just for Sexual Assault Awareness Month but are a good #SAAM resource, too, because “Being secure — online, at home, or during activist activities — is something that activists must take seriously.” Read the full blog on Medium...


500 Pledges By 2020: Are You In?

By Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke, February 21, 2018 — Women Thrive’s global advocacy campaign, #InTheRoom, was born out of the results of our 2017 National SDG Scorecard. Over 100 grassroots women’s rights and gender equality groups from around the world told us that while they know about and are eager to engage in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their countries, they are consistently left out of their country’s SDG-related decision-making....


An Inspired Activist Rides for Women Thrive

December 22, 2017 — Earlier this year, Elly Young met Emily Bove, the Executive Director of Women Thrive, at an event in Southern California. “I arrived late, and Emily, who had been in town to give a talk to a local philanthropic group, was sharing about her work at the table. At the event, there was an ER doctor, an immigration attorney, a well-known artist, and three entrepreneurs — all mothers. The juxtaposition of sitting amongst such achieved women...


Grassroots Groups’ #16Days Participation: Conversation to Action

By Lauren Beeslee, December 8, 2017 — From November 25 to December 10,  the women’s rights community comes together for the 16 Days campaign to raise awareness on violence against women worldwide, and to serve as a reminder that there is still much work left to be done. Over the past 26 years, the 16 Days campaign has grown into a global campaign “thanks to the thousands of grassroots organizations that claimed full ownership of it


Petition: Tell President Trump to Stand up for Gender Equality and the SDGs

September 21, 2017 — Ahead of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (September 12-25, 2017), Women Thrive created a petition that urged President Trump to stand up for gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) during his first-time address to the General Assembly. We urged him to reaffirm these commitments made by the United States and to ensure that Sustainable Development Goal 5  is a priority. We circulated the petition amongst our followers and supports. Our...


Take Action! Join our #InTheRoom campaign

September 14, 2017 — Following the news that civil society access to the United Nations General Assembly would be more restricted than usual, we re-ignited our #InTheRoom campaign to communicate to the U.N. as a whole and the Member States that civil society has a right to be #InTheRoom during these processes! Within two days of publishing our engagement kit, we mobilized 15 members of Women’s Major Group across the globe, and key D.C.-based gender equality coalitions...


What is UNGA?

September 8, 2017 — Heard about the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) but unsure of what it does, who takes part, and why it’s important? This year marks the 72nd United Nations General Assembly and will take place between September 12 – 24 in New York City. Read more about UNGA in the infographic!         Stay tuned for how you can get involved and join your voice with ours! ...


Calling On President TrumpTo Stand Up For Gender Equality

By Noel Schroeder, September 7, 2017 — Two years ago, heads of 193 countries joined together in New York to declare their commitment to protecting the planet, ending poverty, and ensuring human rights for all people. This year, they must be held to that promise. The annual opening of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly is used by world leaders as an opportunity to showcase their priorities in foreign affairs and development on a global stage. In this...


Update on the Status of the READ Act

August 2, 2017 — READ Act (Formally known as the Education for All Act) – Call for Action Update on the status of the READ Act: On Tuesday, August 1st, the U.S. Senate passed the READ Act! The bill was slightly changed from what was previously passed in the House and will have to be passed again in the House. In the meantime, take action and thank Senators for passing the READ Act here: http://bit.ly/senatethankyou ...


Join the #InTheRoom campaign

June 28, 2017 — As a global feminist advocacy network whose primary goal is for Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls to be achieved, it is imperative for us to ensure that the voices and priorities our Alliance members – grassroots women’s rights organizations and gender equality advocates – are central to our engagement with the United Nations. The United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum is the event through which countries report...