EXCLUSIVE: BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH MANAL
On Sept. 26, the Saudi Arabian government formally announced that it would lift a ban on women driving. One of the trailblazing activists who helped spark the movement to overturn the ban is longtime Vital Voices Network leader and 2012 Global Leadership Award Honoree, Manal al-Sharif. Listen in on this exclusive podcast with Manal that followed her iconic 2011 arrest.
“WE WILL TIRELESSLY ADVOCATE FOR YOU”
“While you are imprisoned, take strength from us. We will tirelessly advocate for you, and share in your fight.” Our Global Leadership Network penned a letter to imprisoned Cambodian land rights activist, Tep Vanny. Learn more about how you can help Vanny and her children here.
Vital Voices Global Partnership announced the recent election of two new members of the Board: Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer at Uber and Ashley Davis, Partner at West Front Strategies.
GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE
The Global Freedom Exchange, a partnership between Vital Voices, Hilton, and HEINEKEN USA, concluded this week after a two-week experiential, interactive, learning and networking program in the United States. The program brings together women leaders who are daring to curb the tide of human trafficking around the world. Meet the 2017 Fellows.
Former Global Ambassadors Program mentee Agnes Atim Area, PhD, has made BBC’s top 100 inspirational and innovative women of 2017 list. Catch up with Agnes and other women in our global network of leaders and change-makers.
BEFORE YOU GO…
- The World Health Organization just picked it’s new leaders. Most of them are women.
- VVLead Fellow Dissa Ahdanisa’s organization, Fingertalk, was featured in Huffington Post last month as one of the 12 Youth-Led Social Businesses Inspired By Muhammad Yunus.
- Inspired or Frustrated, Women Go to Work for Themselves.