INTERNATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
Violence against women is a horrific and pervasive human rights crisis that demands our response. Just last week, the U.S. Senate re-introduced the bi-partisan International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). Learn more and join us as we encourage Members of Congress to cosponsor and support the International Violence Against Women Act.
THE ROHINGYA CRISIS
The use of sexual violence and rape as an act of war has been witnessed in far too many conflicts. As we have seen time and time again, women are disproportionally affected in times of conflict and often are responsible for the rebuilding families and communities in the aftermath. Read our statement on the Rohingya crisis.
We believe engaging men in the fight to end violence against women is more important now than ever. On December 4th, at IAC HQ in NYC, we will be honoring remarkable men who have shown courage and compassion in advocating on behalf of women and girls at our Voices of Solidarity event. Join us as we honor Ronan Farrow, David Schwimmer, Jackson Katz, Chris Nassetta and Salman Sufi.
WOMEN TRANSFORMING MEDIA
Vital Voices President & CEO, Alyse Nelson accepted the 2017 Women Transforming Media Award from The MY HERO Project on behalf of Vital Voices this month. You can check out Alyse’s acceptance speech here!
THE VITAL VOICES OF OUR TIME
Listen in as Vital Voices President, Alyse Nelson, sits down and talks “Generation Z” with VVLead Fellow, Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD, Nadya Okamoto. In addition to being a former HERlead Fellow, Nadya recently finished a hard fought, historic campaign for Cambridge, MA City Council..
CREATIVIDAD E INNOVACIÓN
2015 Global Leadership Awards Honoree, Karla Ruiz Cofino, has been nominated for a Creativity & Innovation Manager of the Year award! Catch up with Karla and other women in our global network of leaders and change-makers.
Gearing up for holiday shopping? Set Vital Voices as your designated AmazonSmile organization and they’ll donate a portion of the proceeds to Vital Voices.
TORY BURCH BEVERLY HILLS BENEFIT
On Thursday, November 30th from 6-8pm please join us at Tory Burch Beverly Hills for a holiday shopping event with 20% of the proceeds benefitting Vital Voices. Please RSVP to: UTAFEvents@unitedtalent.com.
BEFORE YOU GO…
- In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, check out the stories of 3 incredible VV GROW fellows in Jordan, the Dominican Republic and Nigeria shared by FedEx, Platinum Sponsor of our VV GROW Fellowship.
- Still short-changed: a new study shows women in Australia earning 78% of a man’s average wage.
- These 6 women are responsible for changing the New York City Marathon forever.