U.S. Ambassadors Show Support for #Africa4Her

The 2016 #Africa4Her campaign saw a huge outpouring of support inside and outside the YALI Network. More than 20,000 Network members made pledges (thank you!), and 44 pledges were made by U.S. ambassadors to Africa. Among the highlights: Using the hashtags #30Jours30Femmes and #FiereDetreFemme, Embassy Bamako published a photo each...

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What will you do to help empower women?

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said gender equality is more than just a goal: “It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” In other words, when women lead, we all succeed. That is the theme of #Africa4Her. There are...

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Uganda YALI Network members urged to fight gender inequality and violence in special online chat

Several YALI Network members from Uganda participated in an online chat with Jimmie Briggs, co-founder and executive director emeritus of the Man Up Campaign, as part of their efforts around the #16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Briggs, who is also an instructor for the YALI Network Online...

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Women’s rights are human rights

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, set an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of concern. Twenty years after Beijing, ShareAmerica assesses global progress in each critical area. This article focuses on women’s human rights. The movement for women’s human rights has expanded beyond the 19th...

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When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

One woman in three has faced gender-based violence. It’s a global epidemic, but you can help stop it. For starters, help raise awareness during this year’s “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” (#16days) campaign. It starts November 25 and continues through December 10. You can also let others know...

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Join #16days Against Gender-Based Violence

At least one in three women and girls will be subject to violence or abuse during her lifetime. If that isn’t outrageous enough, then also consider: One in five women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. An estimated 133 million  girls and women today...

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