Friday, April 24, 2009

The Power of Powerful Women

Donating time and resources to improve the world is an important tenent in many traditions and cultures, including Islam (Zakat). The collective power of a group of people to make a difference is astounding. To leverage donations to women and girls throughout the world, a group of visionary female donors created Women Moving Millions.

Partnering with the Women's Fund Network, Women Moving Millions invests in strategic, sustainable approaches that will improve the quality of life for females in the world, and bring safety, equality, and justice around the globe.

Projects include eradicating poverty, improving literacy, increasing access to health care, youth empowerment -- the same issues our Seminar students covered in the Vision Poster Session!

Women Moving Millions is currently in Africa, Asia and Oceana, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Some food-for-thought:

  • How can women in the Middle East become part of this movement?
  • Or, how can women in the Middle East adapt this best practice of pooling funds together to invest in common concerns for women and girls?

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