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Vital Voices and the Rajendra Foundation Announce the 2021 Inaugural Grantees of the Rajendra Foundation Social Impact Fund 

December 2021– Vital Voices and the Rajendra Foundation are proud to announce the inaugural 2021-2022 grantees of the Rajendra Foundation Social Impact Fund. The grantees are a group of 10 incre...

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Vital Voices Gift Guide Winter 2021

Vital Voices has partnered with inspiring women through our signature programs. You can shop their products and make an impact this holiday season by supporting small, women-led businesses.

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Charlotte Massey on Leading through the Pandemic

“we never give up, even when the odds are stacked against us.”

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How Christina Khater Has Kept Her Business Adaptable in the Face of Local and Global Challenges

"Know your driving force. Passion is everything. Know your power. Your power comes from within, stop searching for it out there."

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Asha Bhat on Trusting your Instinct Through the Layers of Challenges

"Being a successful woman leader means believing in yourself and trusting your instinct. Sometimes, in order to be successful, you have to work much harder and navigate through layers of challenges"

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Tamara Abdel-Jaber empowers Arab businesswomen through her experiences in entrepreneurship

“Being an entrepreneur means being a change agent, a visionary, and a doer at the same time.”

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Disability Rights Activist Sara Minkara Named U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights

We are so proud to congratulate Vital Voices Global Leadership Network member Sara Minkara on her appointment as U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights. Sara will join the Biden-Har...

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Denise Bermudez Shares How Her Passion for Business Meets her Political Activism

“My values are non-negotiable.”

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4th Annual WE Empower Program Comes to Close

The 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge honors innovative women leaders committed to solving challenges in their communities through their business by advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development...

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How Shapol Majid Is Pioneering Empowerment One Undergarment at a Time

For Shapol, much of her work stems from her motivation to uplift other women and inspire sisterhood. Her participation in the 2021 VV GROW Fellowship has reinforced these ideas by introducing her to ...

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2 Women Leaders who fled Afghanistan share their stories with VV President & CEO Alyse Nelson

Today is International Day of The Girl and here at Vital Voices, we honor the role young girls play in building and becoming women leaders all around the world. We know that over the past year so many...

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Maria Clara Ruiz Zapata combines her passion for Colombian coffee with her desire to uplift local communities

Traveling through the Colombian countryside as a veterinary doctor, Maria Clara Ruiz Zapata became intimately familiar with the economic challenges facing rural communities. Looking to contribute to t...

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How Nora Jeanne Joseph is Empowering Women in Haiti in Earthquake Food Security Efforts

On Saturday, August 14, 2021 a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, reducing communities and leaving thousands of casualties in its wake. Just days later, on August 17, Tropical Storm Grace...

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Vital Voices Statement on Egyptian Human Rights Defender & Feminist Mozn Hassan

September 2021 — At Vital Voices, we are deeply concerned by the ongoing judicial harassment and intimidation of Mozn Hassan and the non-governmental organization she co-founded, Nazra for Feminist St...

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In Memoriam: Mavis Nduchwa

Dear WE Empower and Vital Voices Community, With great sadness, we are writing to inform you about the devastating loss of 2020 WE Empower Awardee Mavis Nduchwa, an extraordinary entrepreneur, communi...

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Vital Voices’ Statement on the Women of Afghanistan

August 2021 –As the crisis in Afghanistan escalates, women and girls are increasingly under attack. There has never been a more critical time to act. Taliban forces are sweeping across the country and...

Vital Voices is a 501c3 nonprofit. Our Tax ID is 52-2151557. We will channel 100% of your donation directly to our partners to support emergency evacuations, emergency housing and resettlement, vis...

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Call on Biden Administration TO Not Abandon Afghan Women and Girls

Today, leading advocates for women's rights and gender equality joined together to call on the Biden Administration to act immediately to protect and support Afghan women. Actress and activist Connie ...

We join a growing chorus of global leaders and advocates in raising up the voices of Afghan women’s rights activists who are under imminent threat, and urge the Biden administration to honor its commi...

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Vital Voices Emergency Fund for Afghan Women

The Taliban is going door-to-door in search of women’s rights activists. These women fear that they and their families will be assassinated. Immediate action must be taken to safeguard Afghan women mo...

All funding will go to support women and girls in Afghanistan. To protect the personal security of those on the ground during this tenuous time, Vital Voices cannot provide more details about funding ...

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VAV Fellowship Announces 2021 Cohort

The new VAV Fellowship cohort is made up of a diverse group of driven fellows who are dedicated to ending gender-based violence (GBV) in their communities, and countries. At Vital Voices we seek oppor...

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Power to Empower: Tronja Alejandro

In celebration of her commemorative portrait of US Vice President, Kamala Harris, artist Tronja Alejandro joined the Vital Voices Podcast to discuss why she is passionate about using art as a tool to ...

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