News & Blog

23Aug

Our members have spoken – gender equality can’t wait!

August 23, 2016 — Over the summer, Women Thrive Alliance members launched a global campaign for gender equality, #AchieveSDG5. Countries around the world are starting to implement the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , and Alliance members want to make sure that women and girls aren’t left behind. They’re making sure that SDG 5 on gender equality women and girls’ empowerment is a priority in every country. Check out this video showcasing just a few...

25Jul

How do our LEADers work to #AchieveSDG5?

By Leena Dahal from Women LEAD Nepal, July 25, 2016 — ***The following blog post was submitted by Women LEAD Nepal, an Alliance member from Nepal.*** At Women LEAD, we strive to reach Sustainable Development Goal 5 or the goal to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” by equipping young women with the skills and tools required to be change-makers in their community. We encourage aspiring leaders to ignite change independently and courageously — without having to wait for wheels to...

18Jul

Violence Against Women: True Hindrance in the Achievement of Gender Equality

By Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt, July 18, 2016 — ***The following blog post was submitted by Nazra for Feminist Studies, an Alliance member from Egypt.*** Gender equality and women’s empowerment (SDG 5) cannot be achieved without taking the issue of violence against women seriously. We believe that sustainable development cannot happen if women are left behind, and violence against women stands as a true hindrance in the achievement of gender equality. Nazra works specifically on the issue of sexual violence...

18Jul

Dispatch from the UN: What did and didn’t work at the HLPF

By Noel Schroeder, July 18, 2016 — At the United Nations last week, we heard governments stress the importance of supporting women and girls around the world, but it’s going to take a lot more than talk to achieve gender equality by 2030. Last year, 193 countries agreed to an ambitious set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) that seek to end poverty and inequality (among other things) by 2030. All of these goals are important and interrelated. However, here at Women...

12Jul

The SDGs & Advocacy: A Vital Relationship

By Emily Bove, July 12, 2016 — Everyone’s discussing the new Sustainable Development Goals. It’s the hot topic of the season and will most likely remain the hot topic within the development community for a while. However, I’m surprised that I rarely hear the word “advocacy” in these discussions. At Women Thrive, we believe that advocacy is what will make the difference between the SDG’s promise and the SDG’s impact. Let...

11Jul

#AchieveSDG5 Campaign

By Emily Bove, July 11, 2016 — Last year, 193 countries adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations. These goals offer the promise of ending poverty and inequalities by 2030. SDG 5 specifically calls on countries to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.  Now, it’s time for action. Governments are slowly starting to map out the national-level processes to implement the SDGs. In order to implement the...

01Jul

“Rather me than them.”

By Emily Bove, July 1, 2016 — Today, I sat down with our Alliance member from Iraq and she told me a story that broke my heart. Recently, a woman, who is known to be a sex worker, was refused aid at a food and blanket distribution event at a community center.  Upon hearing this, our member was shocked and disappointed. She immediately asked to meet with her to ensure she received the denied supplies...

22Jun

Women Thrive is Changing the Narrative on Grassroots Women and Girls

By Emily Bove, June 22, 2016 — Women Thrive Alliance members are grassroots organizations who, every day, work to make gender equality a reality in their communities. One step at a time, they dismantle patriarchal structures, change gender norms and attitudes, build support for their vision for an equal society, and expand opportunities for the women and girls they work for. These change-makers – women, girls, men and boys – are united by the...

20May

Women Thrive Worldwide to Change Focus

By Noel Schroeder, May 20, 2016 — It is with great excitement that we announce that Women Thrive Worldwide is changing its name to Women Thrive Alliance.  As many of you know, Women Thrive has focused in recent years on growing its global network of grassroots women’s organizations in developing countries, what we had called the Alliance for Women’s Solutions. This Alliance now consists of some 230 women’s rights organizations...

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