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28

September 28, 2010   /  By Mary Daley Yerrick, Vital Voices co-founder and member of board of directors

In the second half of September I was invited by the U.S. Department of State, as part of their Strategic Speakers Initiative, to visit Slovenia and Poland and address women’s groups on the subject of empowerment. Because Vital Voices first began in the Central & Eastern European region, I was both excited and anxious to visit. Read More

Sep
23

September 23, 2010

Vital Voices is saddened to learn about the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Marie Noelle Nyangwile Musuna — mother, accomplished lawyer and Judicial Council Advisor of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An established and widely respected woman leader in civil society, Marie Noelle represented the best of her country: unwavering perseverance, poised beauty and strength of character. Read More

Sep
21

September 21, 2010   /  By Alyse

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we launch our new website today. I think it beautifully captures the real voices that make up Vital Voices Global Partnership. Take a look around — you’ll find so many new features that tell the story of what can happen when you invest in women leaders around the world. With a more intuitive information structure to a robust news, blog and twitter feed on the home page, we'll aim to give you the latest news and updates from women around the world. Read More

Sep
17

September 17, 2010

On our third and final day in Delhi, summit moderator Zain Verjee welcomed delegates and recapped some of the central themes discussed in each of our strategy breakout sessions on the second day. Read More

Sep
17

September 17, 2010

The third plenary session of our summit focused largely on assessing women’s role in politics, titled Overcoming the Obstacles to Equality, Development and Peace: A Global Roundtable to Commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women. Read More

Sep
17

September 17, 2010

Our fourth and final plenary session of the summit was focused on creative ways to advance the effectiveness of women’s networks and initiatives, called The Innovators and Game Changers: Mobility and Connectivity Driving Change. Zain Verjee, our fantastic summit moderator, welcomed panelists who represent media, telecommunications agencies, and civil society organizations working to increase connectivity among women leaders. Read More

Sep
17

September 17, 2010

In the last session of our summit, Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, invited partners in government, media, and the corporate community to the stage for the announcement of future commitments to advance women’s leadership in Asia. Read More

Sep
17

September 17, 2010

We were so thrilled this evening to bring an incredible three-day summit to a close with the staging of our documentary play, SEVEN, featuring seven acclaimed Indian actresses. Shabana Azmi, celebrated actress and women’s advocate, championed our Delhi production, taking it upon herself to engage fellow actresses in the staging after being moved by the SEVEN script depicting the real life stories of remarkable heroines in the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network. Read More

Sep
16

September 16, 2010

Our second say in Delhi began with reflection on the first day’s central themes of discussion in our breakout strategy sessions. Regional delegates are taking part in one of four tracks over the course of the summit — Human Rights, Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs in Handcrafts, and Political Participation. During these sessions, closed to external press, participants openly discuss barriers to opportunity and consider new ideas to breakthrough enduring obstacles. Read More

Sep
16

September 16, 2010

In his keynote address on the second day of our regional summit, Ambassador Richard Boucher focused on three themes: education, employment, and entrepreneurship. He urged that those gathered consider these three issues as vehicles for women’s advancement across all spheres. Read More

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