What a year. 2017 saw women marching in the streets, overturning archaic laws and demanding workplace equality. We proclaimed #MeToo, got behind the wheel of progress and… nevertheless, persisted. From both inside the Vital Voices network and around the world, it was ” The Year Of”… well, so much. Check out some of the powerful moments that added up to a dizzying, significant year of change.
During its fifth anniversary year, our groundbreaking Global Ambassadors Program – a partnership between Vital Voices and Bank of America – came to the United States for the first time, celebrating five years of Mentorship.
The celebration of International Women’s Day came to fruition at the 16th Annual Global Leadership Awards this year. We honored five incredible women leaders from around the world working to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity and protect human rights.
“This is no longer a women’s rights issue. It was sparked by women’s rights. Please remember as feminists, if you believe in women’s rights, our fates are intertwined with the fate of Iran” - final panelist, @NazaninBoniadi #WFUSA23 https://t.co/DTUDJAzKKW
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How do we build an inclusive vision for a more sustainable world in the face of increasing climate crises, preexisting inequalities, and the disproportionate absence of women in environmental decision-making bodies? @hindououmar shares her take #WFUSA23 https://t.co/QSPZ8oPGA0
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“Don’t accept no. Never accept no. It just means no today. Women know these things can be done” - @realDrBirx #wfusa23 https://t.co/OqbdZDXVbU
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