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Educational Offer from Women's International Center:
Alva, That Vanderbilt-Belmont Woman
Women's International Center will donate the book Alva to any and all schools that have a Women's Studies program. This award-winning, thoroughly researched, beautifully produced and written book about one of the great women leaders should be in the hands of those who are inspired by social conscience, dedication and generosity. (Limited copies available, so please reserve soon.)
Alva, That Vanderbilt-Belmont Woman by Margaret Hayden Rector
The first biography of one of America's wealthiest and most powerful women who was the Manager and Financier of the American Woman's Suffrage Movement...now in its third printing. WIC is delighted to have the opportunity to share our good fortune with any educators, students and women leaders. Women's International Center proudly offers Alva to you for a $20 tax deductible contribution (includes shipping and handling).
ALVA - http://www.wic.org/misc/alva.htm
http://www.gaioworld.org - Ghana Africa International Operations - Building Solar Powered Library
www.womenworldleaders.org/members There are many women who have and continue to lead the world
http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com | watch movie here Dove Self-Esteem Fund
http://www.runwomenrun.org Run Women Run
Run Women Run was founded in 2008 by a group of forward-thinking women who demonstrated that individuals with a passion can change the status quo. The non-partisan, membership association seeks to bring rationality and accountability back to government by identifying, mentoring and supporting the election of progressive, pro-choice women to state and local government in San Diego County.
Run Women Run inspires, recruits, trains, mentors and supports pro-choice women for elected and appointed office in San Diego County.
http://www.wilpf.org Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
WILPF's first International President was Jane Addams, founder of Hull House in Chicago and the first U.S. woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. For more information about Jane Addams, visit the official site of the Nobel Foundation.
It was the wisdom of our founding foremothers in 1915 that peace is not rooted only in treaties between great powers or a turning away of weapons alone, but can only flourish when it is also planted in the soil of justice, freedom, non-violence, opportunity and equality for all. They understood, and WILPF still organizes in the understanding, that all the problems that lead countries to domestic and international violence are all connected and all need to be solved in order to achieve sustainable peace.
This remarkable vision still guides us today as we face the challenges of the twenty-first century. In today's context this means
• the equality of all people in a world free of sexism, racism, classism, and homophobia,
• the guarantee of fundamental human rights including the right to sustainable development,
• an end to all forms of violence: rape, battering, exploitation, intervention and war,
• the transfer of world resources from military to human needs, leading to economic justice within and among nations, and
• world disarmament and peaceful resolution of international conflicts via the United Nations.
http://womenforpeaceandjustice.org/ International Women's Partnership for Peace and Justice (based in Chiang Mai Thailand)
International Women`s Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP) is a local, spiritual based feminist organization working to support grassroots women`s activism in Thailand and the Asian region. Founded in 2002, IWP leads workshops, retreats and training courses which share in common the integration of feminism, social action and spirituality for sustainability and transformation at the personal, community and society levels.
Building on freelance work we have done throughout Thailand and the region since 1997, our goal is to work systematically and strategically with grassroots groups over a sustained period of time, practicing a partnership culture that has spirituality as a core foundation of social activism. This is our effort to create alternatives to the hierarchical systems that dominate mainstream institutions and even progressive social movements. Currently, we work with women`s organizations, community peace groups, NGOs and grassroots activists in Thailand, Burma, India, and Sri Lanka.
In 1974, Claes Nobel drafted The Nobel Laureates Declaration on the Survival of Mankind, which was signed by 78 Nobel Laureates. This historic document recognizes the great achievements wrought by individuals working in technical disciplines, while also acknowledging that the application of some of those achievements has unintentionally contributed to current environmental problems. The declaration calls for Nobel Laureates to pledge their active support to conserve, protect and restore our environmental heritage. In 1985, Claes Nobel authored The Global Declaration of Earth Ethics, signed by thousands of individuals and organizations around the world as testament to their desire for — and willingness to work toward fostering— new standards of humanitarian excellence and environmental stewardship. It has become the United Earth credo.
http://www.climaterealityproject.org Climate change is not your fault for the car you drive, the lights you turn on, or the food you eat. The climate crisis is our problem. Real solutions, systemic solutions, innovative solutions, can only come when we address it together. That’s what The Climate Reality Project will do. Without doubt. Without delay. And with your help. The Climate Reality Project is bringing the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engaging the public in conversation about how to solve it. We help citizens around the world reject the lies and take meaningful steps to bring about change. Founded and chaired by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States, The Climate Reality Project has more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide. It is guided by one simple truth: The climate crisis is real and we know how to solve it.
http://www.covoiturage.fr A French website encouraging carpooling. Drivers meet others online, like on a dating site, to find a good match to share a daily commute.
WIC CEO Bridget McDonald via the 2 Life 18 Foundation has had the honor of working directly with Alison Thompson, recently honored by the Queen of England for her volunteer service in the wake of disasters. With 3 colleagues (Dr. Aleda Frishman, Barbara Guillaume, Maria Bello), she is a founder of We Advance - We Are Stronger Together Than We Are Alone Femmes Se Poto Mitan - in Haiti.
WE ADVANCE is a movement to advance the health, safety, and well being of women throughout Haiti. We see, treat, and/or refer approximately 62,400 women a year. We work in some of the poorest slums in all of the western hemisphere – Wharf Jeremy and Cité Soleil – where security issues deter the work of most international NGOs. We start from the bottom because it’s where we are needed the most and, as co-founder and activist, Barbara Guillaume, says: “If we can change the worst of Haiti we can change all of Haiti.” WE ADVANCE models an inclusive grassroots approach with a movement that collaborates with both other organizations and women from every socio-economic class. WE ADVANCE is a rights- and community-based participatory program. We empower women’s minds, bodies and spirits and enable them to discover their own needs and priorities, benefiting the entire community. WE ADVANCE brings in volunteer experts to train local community leaders in the aspects of health, safety and education. WE ADVANCE’s goal is to, in the near future, leave our programs in the hands of Haitian women, the women who know best what they need and how to make it a reality. We oversee the management of the Cité Soleil Nap Vanse Womens Clinic: We have seen 600 patients and triaged about 1,000 patients in the clinic, cases range from worms, dehydration and hypertension to pregnancy.
http://www.alexiafoundation.org The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength — not our weakness. Through grants and scholarships, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change.
http://www.planetfootprint.com.au Is the world's only full-service independent environmental scorekeeper.
Coordinates the capture of all your energy, water, greenhouse and other performance data (usually direct from the source, such as utilities). The frustration of data collection and management is removed when you work with Planet Footprint.
Continuously measures your organisation's energy, water and greenhouse performance - consumption, costs and emissions.
Presents your performance in eye-catching, independent reports which are updated continuously and made available to you online 24/7.
Compares and benchmarks your performance, nationally and internationally.
Helps you apply this information to improve your environmental and financial performance.
Special thanks to Carol Short at Creative Fusion for premiere print and design services: http://www.creativefusion.com