Women-focused philanthropy is more than just a trend; over the past several years, it has become one of the most important models for creating tangible results in communities.
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Women in the developing world will be critical partners in building more sustainable and profitable communities and reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
Last fall, our work in the Democratic Republic of Congo was highlighted on Oprah, and we grew from approximately 28,000 women being served to nearly 45,000 women in our programs.
Research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute show that women, in general, score higher on motives of care and empathy. However, further research needs to examine other motivations for giving by gender.
Instead of throwing bazillions of dollars at McKinsey or calling the National Guard, why not tap some of our nation's best non-profit practitioners to solve one of our ugliest messes?
Once economic necessity lowers cultural barriers, women can use the opportunity to renegotiate power relations within the household and the community.
Gloria Steinem has stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast's three-day event.
In 2005, Lisa Shannon watched an episode on The Oprah Winfrey Show that changed her life. The episode was about women in eastern Congo, about a war th...
Of all the possibilities this storied bastion of testosterone production might have selected, educating women entrepreneurs surely qualifies as one of the more astounding.
How does an individual sitting at a Thanksgiving table in the United States provide any real assistance to a woman who will never have a meal like that in her entire life?
By Sara Sykes
Women for Women International
In the Women for Women International headquarters office in Washington DC, I sit in a small office everyd...
I first learned about Women for Women International from a good friend named Susan who had become the sponsor of a sister in Kosovo. When Susan showe...
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."--Mahatma Ghandi
On Tuesday morning, we...
A year ago, I was invited to join a very special group of women in London in supporting the multiple award-winning NGO, Women for Women International....
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