News & Blog

20Apr

Statement on the Introduction of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act

April 20, 2018 —  Women Thrive Alliance along with over 20 organizations welcome the introduction of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that prioritizes women’s economic empowerment and highlights the financial tools, resources, and rights necessary for women to advance. Thank you to Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), Congresswomen Lois Frankel (D-FL), Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), for their leadership in women’s advancement globally. Click here...

19Apr

How Can We Be Heard If We Are Arrested?

April 19, 2018 — Women Thrive’s Achieve SDG5 Project Associate Agar Nana Mbianda featured an op-ed, How Can We Be Heard If We Are Arrested?, in the latest edition of Ms. Blog.  The op-ed addresses the all too often instances of grassroots-level activists getting arrested for their work to achieve women’s rights and gender equality even when their government has signed onto various international measures, like the Sustainable Development Goals, that theoretically support their advocacy. Upon talking with Women Thrive’s members, Agar learned...

18Apr

Reflections on 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

By Kanchan Amatya, April 18, 2018 — Kanchan with Women Thrive Alliance members Louis from ECOWA – Nigeria and Sophia from Sauti Wanawake Ukerewe – Tanzania at CSW side event. (Photo credit: Kanchan Amatya) On March 12th, 2018 — the same day I walked into the hallways of the United Nations headquarters in New York to participate in the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations...

12Apr

Alliance Members Are Always at the Forefront!

By Agar Mbianda, April 12, 2018 —  On International Women’s Day this year, Alliance members around the world participated in diverse activities to show their experience and expertise regarding the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality. Alliance members convene outside of the Forum. (Photo credit: TACOPE) In Tanzania, members participated in the  International Forum on Women and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, a conference organized by the Tanzania Academy of Sciences and the...

11Apr

From Youth Activist to Gender Equality Advocate: Fikiri Nzoyisenga from Burundi

April 11, 2018 — Photo Credit: SEMERERA For twenty years, Women Thrive has been supporting local organizations that create an environment where the next generation can grow up to be strong gender equality and women’s rights advocates and leaders in their communities.  Fikiri Nzoyisenga is one of these advocates that leads such an organization. During a forum in Washington D.C. in 2015, Women Thrive met Fikiri the founder of SEMERERA -Youth Coalition Against Gender-Based Violence, a youth coalition that works...

09Apr

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...

03Apr

What the #MeToo Movement Could Mean for Ending Gender Inequality at the Global Level

April 3, 2017 — In Women Thrive Executive Director Emily Bove’s latest Medium blog for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action, Emily looks at what impact the #MeToo Movement could have on ending gender inequality all around the world. “But what will it take to see a global #MeToo movement deliver on the promise of safety and justice for all women and girls? How can we build bridges between #MeToo and global efforts to end violence against...

28Mar

What it Means When Women’s Rights Advocates Are #InTheRoom

By Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke, March 28, 2018 — Women Thrive and 14 Alliance members just finished ten days of intense feminist mobilizing and strategic advocacy at the United Nations’ 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Alliance members Sybil and Louisa speaking at a side event. Through our work, we have identified major structural barriers that inhibit grassroots women’s rights advocates and...

27Mar

8 Things You Might Not Know About Working at a Feminist Organization

March 27, 2018 — Women Thrive’s latest Medium blog looks at what it’s actually like to work at a feminist organization. “What does it mean to be a feminist? That may depend on who you ask. For an organization that calls itself feminist, it’s more than just women’s rights…Women Thrive Alliance is a global network of grassroots gender equality organizations that have been helping activists make progress for 20 years. Being an explicitly feminist organization...

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