BRAC (10 Countries)


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Field: microfinance, social entrepreneurship, health care, nutrition, education – an holistic approach

Where: Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

BRAC is a non-governmental development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. Started in Bangladesh in 1972, it focuses on work with poor women, who are the worst affected by poverty.

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Bangladeshi women, grateful that their vision has been restored, huddle excitedly after having cataract eye surgery.

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Ripple Effect Images

Help a Woman, Help the Planet!
May 19, 2014

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A renewable source of light is a miracle for women whose productive hours have always been controlled by sunrise and sunset. With a bottle of light in hand she is safe, and able to fill her evenings with work, study and family. She is no longer in the dark.

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Clinton Foundation

Why Education Matters

May 9, 2014

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The kidnapping of over 300 teenage girls at Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria has captivated attention and headlines across the world, inspiring outrage, compassion, and calls to action. The girls were taken by Boko Haram, whose very name declares that education is sinful. 

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Round Earth

Next Generation Journalism
May 11, 2014

In our increasingly interconnected world, reliable news and information is more important than ever before.

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Women Thrive ALERT

May 8, 2014


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Ask Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the International Violence Against Women Act

Globally, more than one-third of all women will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives.

With more than 270 schoolgirls still missing from Nigeria and threatened with a life of violence and slavery, this is a defining moment for the U.S. and its commitment to making the world a safer, freer place for women and girls.

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Three Trips to Guatemala

The trip to Marco Tulio's factory in June has filled to capacity. Participants will be working outside of Antigua in the StoveTeam sponsored EcoComal factory. While constructing stoves and eco-cabins, they will transform the stove factory into an eco-tourism site.

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Internations Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Improving the Lives of Married, Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia

Today, there are nearly 70 million child brides worldwide, with an estimated 142 million more destined for early marriage over the next decade. Child marriage not only violates girls’ basic human rights, it also severely undermines global development efforts to end poverty, reduce human rights abuses and strengthen economies. 

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Clinton Foundation

No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

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The Clinton Foundation recently launched an important partnership with the Gates Foundation to advance the work of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. To announce our new effort, I sat down with my mom and Melinda Gates for a deeper conversation on the work we are going to do together and on the best ways to accelerate the inclusion of women and girls throughout the world in all aspects of the social, political, economic, and cultural life of their communities and their countries. 

Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women Merge

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In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) today announced they have merged. The merger brings together Global Fund’s expertise on issues, grantmaking and fundraising with IMOW’s skills in awareness raising, online advocacy and digital story-telling. Read the press release » 

Next Billion


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

No Silver BulletWhile microfinance alone won’t end poverty, it is making an impact – so let’s re-focus it to serve the poor

By Steve Hollingworth

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