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    Girls and Women with Disabilities and Countless Allies Stand Against Femicide

    Femicide, the deliberate killing of women and girls because of their gender, has increased globally in recent times, and Kenya has not been left behind. These killings have sparked a lot of debate and concerns in the community, with different groups staging demonstrations to condemn gender-based violence. Women and girls… Continue Reading

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    Strong Women, Strong Voices: Interview Series with Our Economic Security & Opportunity Partners

    Interview with Montserrat Arévalo, Executive Director — Mujeres Transformando, El Salvador Interpretation support provided by WomenStrong’s Hannah Barrueta Sacksteder. Montserrat Arévalo serves as the Executive Director of Mujeres Transformando (Women Transforming), an organization dedicated to safeguarding the rights of women, with a specific focus on women employed in maquilas,… Continue Reading

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    The Way Forward: Game-Changing Shifts in Funding Power Dynamics

    In the evolving landscape of the non-profit sector’s role in international development, what could meaningful shifts in the power dynamics between practitioners and donors look like? Can we create collective guiding principles to help women-led organizations advance their work more effectively while redressing the balance of power? These are the… Continue Reading

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    Welcoming Laura Cansicio, Our New CDO!

    I am thrilled to announce that Ms. Laura Cansicio has joined WomenStrong as our new Chief Development Officer. In line with WomenStrong’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, which outlines our clear commitment to ensuring future organizational growth and development, Laura will drive our fundraising and donor relations strategies to broaden… Continue Reading

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    Let Women Lead on Human Rights

    This Human Rights Day, as we bear witness to an epidemic of human rights atrocities across the globe, let us also celebrate the human rights defenders who continue to speak out and push forward to advance human rights for all. We need to celebrate and amplify the voices of the… Continue Reading

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    The Transformative Power of a Grantee-Led Retreat

    As a trust-based grantmaker and learning organization, WomenStrong International has long embraced the principles of partnership and collaboration. We believe that real change comes when we support our partners in designing activities that address their needs and challenges. In September of 2023, we had the privilege of witnessing the impact… Continue Reading

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    How Do Local, Women-Led Organizations Accelerate Progress Toward Gender Equality?

    Centro Mujeres staff and clients applaud local officials for decriminalizing abortion in Baja California, Mexico. Photo by Sandra Munez, 2022. As we mark the halfway point on the world’s journey toward the deadline for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda, I would like to call… Continue Reading