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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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Power To Empower: Dr. Rola Hallam & Kah Walla

Dr. Rola Hallam, Vital Voices Global Leadership Honoree and British-Syrian advocate, and doctor Kah Walla, Vital Voices Board of Directors Member and a Cameroonian businesswoman and politician joined ...

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Power to Empower: Laura Liswood

Laura Liswood, founder and secretary-general of the Council of Women World Leaders, joined the Vital Voices podcast to discuss how she applies ethics and empathy in her leadership style which in turn,...

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Alumni Spotlight: Passionate social entrepreneur Thinley Choden promotes sustainability in ecotourism

Grounded in the Buddhist value of living in harmony with nature, Bhutanese social entrepreneur Thinley Choden developed a passion for sustainability in ecotourism early on in her life. Today, this pa...

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VV PEACE ANNOUNCES ITS 2021-2022 FELLOWS

The Intergenerational Fellowship on Women, Peace and Security in South-Central Europe, or Peace Fellowship, is announcing its 2021-2022 Fellows.

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Vital Voices Launches Speakers Bureau

Vital Voices is excited to launch our Speakers Bureau, an online platform with a searchable gallery showcasing select women leaders from the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network.

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In Memoriam: Dilek Kumcu

Dear Global Freedom Exchange and Vital Voices Community,  With heavy hearts, we write to inform you of the passing of one of our own – Dilek Kumcu – a Human Rights Defender and Global Freedom Exchange...

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Vital Voices’ GROW Fellowship Announces 2021 Cohort

50 Fellows from 28 countries chosen for the International Non-Profit Organization’s Leading Global Accelerator Program for Women Owners of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

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Vital Voices’ Statement on COVID-19 In India

Our hearts go out to all affected by the shocking and worsening COVID-19 crisis impacting India.

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Vital Voices’ Statement on Violence in Tigray

April 2021 – At Vital Voices, we are deeply concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Tigray and strongly condemn the reported atrocities. For months, the conflict in the Tigray Regio...

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NEWS RELEASE: McLarty Scholars Announced for 2021

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (APRIL 9, 2021) – The McLarty family today announced that two University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service students, Ophelia Delali Akoto and Rodrigo Santos Legaspi...

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VV Engage Fellows 2019 – 2020

The 2019-2020 cohort of the VVEngage Fellowship included 25 women from 22 countries.

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VVEngage Announces its 2020-2021 Fellows

March 2021 – The VVEngage Fellowship is announcing its 2020-2021 Fellows, who will participate in the program supporting outstanding women political leaders making and influencing policy across the gl...

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