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March 31, 2011

We recently held a training for Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, as part of a partnership with our Africa Businesswomen's Network, the International Labor Organization, Betsy Ings of the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa. Read More

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March 25, 2011   /  By Helah Robinson, Program Coordintaor, Africa

Our Africa Program Coordinator, Helah Robinson, recently traveled to Port Elizabeth, South Africa to co-facilitate a regional training on the International Labor Organization’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development program (ILO-WED) along with Betsy Ings, Chair of the Port Elizabeth Branch of the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa. Read More

Mar
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March 21, 2011   /  By Melissa Morales, Program Assistant, Latin America and the Caribbean

Vital Voices staff member Melissa Morales on a recent trip to New York and Connecticut with two of the talented women artisans in our Global Leadership Network. Seeing Phelicia and Rebecca in the hotel lobby as we prepared to visit the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) headquarters in New York, I felt immensely privileged. Joining them on this meeting was a last-minute development. I was accompanying my colleagues Kianoosh and Zoe, who head the Entrepreneurs in Handcrafts program at Vital Voices and who had been looking forward to this series of meetings for weeks. Read More

Mar
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March 02, 2011   /  By Christie Edwards, Program Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa

Michelle Bachelet addressed a group of grassroots activist women on her goals for UN Women and parallel sessions were held on gender equality and new technologies, women in civil society and alternative teaching methods to empower women and girls. Read More

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March 01, 2011   /  By Christie Edwards, Program Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa

Vital Voices staff attended CSW55 panels on equality between men and women as well as maternal mortality.  They also attended fantastic NGO parallel events on public-private partnerships, women in peacebuilding and women's access to education Read More

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