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Calling On President TrumpTo Stand Up For Gender Equality

By Noel Schroeder —  Two years ago, heads of 193 countries joined together in New York to declare their commitment to protecting the planet, ending poverty, and ensuring human rights for all people. This year, they must be held to that promise.  The annual opening of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly is used by world leaders as an opportunity to showcase their priorities in foreign affairs and development on a global stage. In this setting, these leaders are speaking to the...


Update on the Status of the READ Act

READ Act (Formally known as the Education for All Act) – Call for Action Update on the status of the READ Act: On Tuesday, August 1st, the U.S. Senate passed the READ Act! The bill was slightly changed from what was previously passed in the House and will have to be passed again in the House. In the meantime, take action and thank Senators for passing the READ Act here: http://bit.ly/senatethankyou ...


Join the #InTheRoom campaign

As a global feminist advocacy network whose primary goal is for Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls to be achieved, it is imperative for us to ensure that the voices and priorities our Alliance members – grassroots women’s rights organizations and gender equality advocates – are central to our engagement with the United Nations. The United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum is the event through which countries report back on their progress in...


Women’s March – January 21, 2017

Women Thrive Alliance is a proud official sponsor of the Women’s March taking place on January 21, 2017, in Washington D.C. and around the United States. Women Thrive will be marching on the 21st to ensure that the voices of our 250 members from the Global South who fight for gender equality are heard. ...


Education for All Act – Call for Action

Update on the status of the Education for All Act: We’ve gained more co-sponsors in the Senate, but are still looking for more bipartisan support, specifically from the following Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Sen. Risch (R-ID) Sen. Johnson (R-WI) Sen. Flake (R-AZ) Sen. Gardner (R-CO) Sen. Perdue (R-GA) Sen. Isakson (R-GA) Sen. Barrasso (R-WY) If you have any friends, family, or colleagues in these states please encourage them to call their Senator(s) and ask them to support the EFA Act. >> Find your Senator here: 


Free Canadian Academic from Iranian Prison

Education International (EI) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) are calling on Iranian authorities to release Canadian academic Homa Hoodfar after she was charged and jailed for supposed “sedition against the state.” Prosecutors have yet to present any evidence to support the charges. An anthropologist and popular professor at Montreal’s Concordia University, Hoodfar, 65, is a world renowned expert on sexuality and gender in Islam. Hoodfar was first detained in March by a counter-intelligence unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards days...


Show Your Solidarity With Women Who Risk It All

Due to political instability, women in the Middle East are facing more threats to their rights and safety than ever before. News from the region often focuses on the turmoil but doesn’t show the bravery and daring of women in the Middle East who are challenging discriminatory social norms, entering new roles in politics and leadership despite great opposition, and displaying incredible defiance and resilience while under threat. But women in the Middle East say they can’t do it alone. We hear...


Call for a Woman U.N. Secretary-General

We believe that a woman Secretary-General must lead the United Nations. After the appointment of eight male Secretaries-General, a female Secretary-General is urgently needed to foster gender equality in the leadership of the UN. Beyond ensuring that the next UN Secretary-General is a woman, we believe that the successful candidate must be a woman who brings a strong feminist perspective to the UN, in line with the UN’s core values of human rights, equality, and justice. At a time when the UN...


Stand with Chibok Families to #BringBackOurGirls

 In the dead of night on April 15, 2014, nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their beds in Chibok, Nigeria, setting off the worldwide “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign. Today most of the girls are still missing. Each day for more than 500 days, the families of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls march in Nigeria’s streets in the hope of spurring action to rescue their daughters. Show that you stand with them and are committed to rescuing the kidnapped schoolgirls and to...


Child Labor Is a Girls’ Education Issue

By Noel Schroeder — More children are in school today than ever before. Still, millions of children around the world must balance school with long hours of difficult labor, and millions more are locked out of education entirely, trapped in forced servitude and slavery. They are performing hazardous work in dangerous conditions, weaving rugs, or making bricks, or working in hot factories. That’s why Women Thrive has joined with Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and organizations from around the world to...