News & Blog

15Feb

Achieve SDG5 is Taking Off in Tanzania!

Participants at a Women Thrive training in Sierra Leone By Agar Nana Mbianda, February 15, 2018 — Women Thrive Alliance is going to Tanzania next week for a three-day Raise Your Voice workshop (February 26 – 28) with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   We have a dedicated group of Alliance members in Tanzania who are coming together to advocate and hold their government accountable to achieving Sustainable Development Goal...

09Feb

Together, Grassroots Organizations Can Hold Their Government Accountable of SDG5!

By Agar Nana Mbianda, February 9, 2018 — Achieve SDG5 (ASDG5) is an initiative implemented by Women Thrive Alliance to support grassroots women’s rights organizations to create real progress for women and girls.  Our member organizations in  Burundi, Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, believe that they can hold their government accountable to achieving full gender equality by 2030 through collective advocacy. Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and...

07Feb

Our 2017 Annual Report!

February 7, 2018 — Women Thrive is pleased to share our 2017 Annual Report with you! Whether you’re new to the Women Thrive family and looking to learn more about our work or you’re already a friend and want to know what we’ve been able to accomplish because of your support, we encourage you to take a look! 2017 was a big year for Women Thrive. We surpassed 300 Alliance members, with the Alliance...

06Feb

Putting Grassroots Collective Advocacy at the Helm of Ending FGM/C Worldwide

By Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke, February 6, 2018 —  Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (or, cutting) (FGM/C). For those unfamiliar with the practice, FGM/C is “the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” It is one of the most pervasive human rights violations that women and girls face, with an estimated 200...

29Jan

United Nations Includes Messaging From Women Thrive in Summary Report

January 29, 2017 — In November 2017, the U.N. Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) asked civil society organizations for input on the U.N. Development System Review Process to inform the U.N. as it seeks to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Women Thrive participated in this consultation process, providing recommendations specifically on how U.N. country teams could be more efficient in their development programs. To this effect, we brought our Alliance members voices to the table and focused our recommendations on the following...

26Jan

Stepping Into the Room: A Win for Gender Equality in Nigeria

By Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke and Devon O’Reilly, January 26, 2017 — The Alliance is made up of over 300 women’s rights and gender equality advocacy organizations in 53 countries. Even though their work and contributions are often not profiled in leading magazines or newspapers, they are making huge wins in the name of gender equality every day. For Louisa Eikhomun Ono, the Director of Echoes of Women in Africa Initiative (ECOWA) from Nigeria, impact and success comes from mobilizing women’s...

25Jan

GCE-US Coalition Letter to USAID Administrator Green

January 25, 2017 — As members of the Global Campaign for Education-US coalition, Women Thrive signed on to the coalition letter to USAID Administrator Green asking him (on behalf of the U.S. government) to attend the Financing Conference for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in Dakar, Senegal in February. In addition, we ask Administrator Green to ensure the U.S. government’s contribution of $337.5 million over three years to support the 2018-2020 strategy for the GPE. The GPE is a vital...

25Jan

Qualifications for the Future Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

January 25, 2017 — Women Thrive has been actively working in coalition with other gender equality organizations here in Washington, D.C. on a set of qualifications for the future Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the Department of State.  This document — designed as advocacy tool — details the needed skills and experiences, from the perspective of gender equality civil society, a candidate for this position should have to uphold the values of the Global Women’s Issues office at the Department...

22Dec

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...

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