Events

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  • Still Left Behind: Women’s Rights Groups’ Participation and Leadership in U.N. and SDG Implementation Decision-Making
    11 Jul 17  1:15 pm - 2:30 pm United Nations

    Join the Women's Major Group, Women Thrive Alliance, and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition to discuss and unpack the systemic and structural barriers faced by gender equality advocates and groups, including WHRDs, as they attempt to engage, as equal stakeholders, with the U.N. and national-level governments on SDG...

  • SDG Learning Course: Boosting Grassroots Participation in SDG Implementation
    10 Jul 17  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm United Nations

    Grassroots groups around the world are eager and poised to participate in the implementation of the SDGs, so why haven’t they been fully integrated into SDG-era decision-making? Join Women Thrive Alliance and NGO CSW/NY in this SDG Learning, Training and Practice course designed specifically for civil society and other stakeholders. Participants...

  • Still Left Behind: Grassroots Women’s Rights Organizations’ Inclusion in SDG5’s National Implementation Processes
    7 Jun 17  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm InterAction

    Women Thrive Alliance recently completed its 2017 National SDG Scorecard (NSC), which measures grassroots women’s rights and gender equality organizations’ knowledge of as well as participation in national-level SDG implementation. The data speaks for itself: despite being touted as an inclusive process, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the...

  • From the MDGs to the SDGs: Grassroots Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development
    13 Mar 17  8:30 am - 9:45 am Society for International Development

    Grassroots women and girls were largely absent from the creation and implementation of the MDGs. While the development of the SDGs was a more inclusive process, gender equality and women’s rights groups still struggle to be included in decision-making on these goals. Under the #AchieveSDG5 Initiative, Women Thrive Alliance members are...

  • Global Policy Frameworks as Enablers of Grassroots-Led Gender Equality Advocacy
    7 Mar 17  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Society for International Development

    Every day, grassroots women’s rights and gender equality advocates challenge harmful norms, traditions, laws, and policies. Global policy frameworks like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda offer tremendous opportunities for advocates to increase their access to resources, boost their advocacy efforts and connect to global social...

  • SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference
    15 Apr 16  3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Tools for Empowerment: Translating Improvements in Care into Opportunities for Women Improved access to health care is creating new social, economic, and political opportunities for women around the world. Panelists, including Women Thrive's President Dr. Patricia T. Morris, will discuss how women are seizing these opportunities to create better lives for...

  • Collective Advocacy in Action: Women and Girls Raise Their Voices
    5 Apr 16  9:00 am - 10:30 pm InterAction

    For too long, women and girls’ voices have been excluded from global policymaking. Collective advocacy can change that. Using our successful advocacy to secure Sustainable Development Goal 4 as a case study, Women Thrive Worldwide and members of our Alliance for Women's Solutions will share lessons on how the voices of...

  • The Power of Women and Girls’ Voices: New Directions in Collective Advocacy
    14 Mar 16  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm United Nations

    Please join Women Thrive Worldwide and partner organizations from Nepal, Kenya, and Nigeria at their March 14 CSW parallel event. See below and attached for more information and to RSVP. Feel free to share the invitation with your networks. For too long, women and girls’ voices have been excluded from global policymaking....

  • Women Leaders in Community-led Development
    14 Mar 16  10:30 am - 12:00 pm United Nations

    Women Thrive's Alliance for Women's Solutions, Emily Bove, will be a panelist at this parallel event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The event is hosted by The Hunger Project....

  • Michael Stars Shopping Soire
    10 Mar 16  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Michael Stars at the Point

    You're invited to a shopping soiree to benefit Women Thrive! Twenty percent of all sales during the event will be donated to support our vital work. Hosted By: Suzanne Lerner, President of Michael Stars and member of Women Thrive's Board of Directors Featuring: Dr. Patricia T. Morris, President of Women Thrive RSVP: events@michaelstars.com...

  • “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” film screening and panel
    8 Mar 16  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Anthony Film Archives

    In honor of International Women’s Day, Music Box Films will present a special private event featuring a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, "She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry", followed by a panel discussion on women’s rights issues, past and present. The panel will be moderated by Lizz Winstead, co-founder of Lady Parts Justice,...

  • The QDDR and Today’s Development Challenges
    27 May 15  9:30 am - 11:00 am Washington Convention Center

    This panel will explore the recently published 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR). Respondents will engage in a critical analysis of the QDDR from a global development and humanitarian perspective. Respondents will discuss the best attributes of the new strategy combined with an honest discussion of its biggest challenges...

  • Can Breaking Development Silos Make a Difference for Women and Girls?
    11 Mar 15  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join FHI 360, Women Thrive Worldwide and Johnson & Johnson for a provocative discussion on how an integrated delivery of development solutions can accelerate gender equality and women's empowerment. The event is the second in FHI 360's "Does 1+1=3? The Integration Hypothesis" series and is being held in support...

  • Cocktail Reception to Honor Ritu Sharma
    26 Jan 15  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    RSVP to attend this special cocktail reception »...

  • Capitol Hill Rally to End Violence Against Women
    21 Nov 14 12:00 am - 21 Nov 14 11:59 pm

    One-third of all women on the planet will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes. Join Women Thrive, MTV's Tanisha Long, Haitian Activist Guerda Lexima-Constant and more for a rally to turn the spotlight on the need for U.S. action to end gender-based violence against women and girls....

  • Texas Conference for Women
    13 Nov 14 12:00 am - 13 Nov 14 11:59 pm

    Ritu Sharma will join a discussion panel at the Texas Conference for Women, one of the largest women’s conferences in the United States, on November 13, 2014.  Committed to the advancement and empowerment of women both professionally and personally, the conference aims to move from conversation to action to impact...

  • Teach a Woman to Fish Book Reading and Q&A
    10 Nov 14 12:00 am - 10 Nov 14 11:59 pm

    Join Women Thrive Worldwide at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum for an exclusive reading, discussion, and question and answer session for Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe. This event is FREE and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The program will be...

  • Pennsylvania Conference for Women
    16 Oct 14 12:00 am - 16 Oct 14 11:59 pm

    Ritu Sharma will join a discussion panel at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, one of the largest women’s conferences in the United States, on October 16, 2014.  Committed to the advancement and empowerment of women both professionally and personally, the conference aims to move from conversation to action to impact...

  • International Day of the Girl Concert ft. Prolyphic and Sarah Lawson
    11 Oct 14  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Rapper Prolyphic lends his voice to the campaign to end gender-based violence against the world’s girls in a FREE concert sponsored by Women Thrive Worldwide. “Intelligent hip-hop rarely bangs like this…Prolyphic hits the heart” – URB Magazine “This issue means a lot to me because there are women in my life, who...

  • The Boston Network for International Development Presents: Teach a Woman to Fish with Ritu Sharma
    7 Aug 14  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    In partnership with the Boston Network for International Development, Ritu Sharma, will be at The Next Mile Project for a reading, discussion, and question and answer session for Women Thrive Worldwide’s new book, Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe....

  • Teach a Woman to Fish Book Release and Celebration
    4 Jun 14  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Join Women Thrive for a special advance release of Teach a Woman to Fish, the compelling new book from Women Thrive Co-Founder and President, Ritu Sharma. Filled with inspiring stories of women striving to break free of poverty, violence, and inequality, Teach a Woman to Fish is a first-hand account of what it...

  • No1Nowhere Photo Shoot and Happy Hour
    24 Apr 14  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Join Women Thrive Worldwide and DC-area activists for a special photo shoot and happy hour for the No1Nowhere Campaign, a photo campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and girls....

  • Implementing the US’s International Gender-based Violence Strategy
    3 Oct 13 12:00 am - 3 Oct 13 11:59 pm

    The   Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally and the   Haiti Advocacy Working Group invite you to a panel discussion:   Putting the Framework to Work:  Implementing the US Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence GloballyWednesday, October 9th 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036   This exciting dialogue will...

  • Join Women Thrive in New York!
    24 Sep 13 12:00 am - 24 Sep 13 11:59 pm

    Are you in New York and support Women’s Thrive’s work for women and girls? Help us celebrate 15 years of advocacy with a special September 24th reception.  Come out and hear more about our work from one of our partners in Sri Lanka. Purchase tickets now! ...

  • The Elise Fiber Smith Forum
    26 Jun 13 12:00 am - 26 Jun 13 11:59 pm

    In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we are pleased to announce: The Elise Fiber Smith Forum Women's Rights in Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan: Where Do We Go From Here? Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM Georgetown University Law Center Hotung International Law Building Room: Hotung 2000 550 First St. NW Refreshments will be served Please RSVP to chart@womenthrive.org Featuring an...

  • 2013 Annual Breakfast for International Women’s Day
    28 Feb 13 12:00 am - 28 Feb 13 11:59 pm

    About International Women's Day, March 8 International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's.  Today, thousands of events are held throughout the world annually on March 8 to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world...

  • Bartending 4 Change
    31 Jan 13 12:00 am - 31 Jan 13 11:59 pm

    On January 31, Bartending 4 Change will raise money for Women Thrive Worldwide at Stoney’s Upstairs Bar in Washington, DC.  Now in its eighth year, Bartending 4 Change is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that raises money for DC charities through special events and happy hours. All tips earned by the Bartending 4...

  • Gender Roundtable: Synergy, Not Silos: Post-2015 MDG Priorities Across Sectors
    5 Dec 12 12:00 am - 5 Dec 12 11:59 pm

    Please join Women Thrive Worldwide for a panel discussion featuring leaders of the international development community on various sector priorities for the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goal Process! RSVP here. Due to space limitations, RSVPs will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. We ask that you please limit your attendance...

  • Massachusetts Conference for Women
    2 Dec 12  12:00 am - 12:00 am

    Ritu Sharma will join a discussion panel at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, one of the largest women’s conferences in the United States, on December 2, 2014.  Committed to the advancement and empowerment of women both professionally and personally, the conference aims to move from conversation to action to impact...

  • Book Club Discussion: Grandmother Power
    24 Oct 12 12:00 am - 24 Oct 12 11:59 pm

    Our second pick for Women Thrive Worldwide's Book Club is Grandmother Power, by Paolo Gianturco.  Grandmother Power tells the story of insurgent grandmothers who are fighting the status quo, successfully seeding peace, justice, education, health, human rights, and a better world for grandchildren everywhere. The book is filled with such amazing pictures, it...

  • Gender Roundtable: Campaigns for Change – Using Technology to End Violence Against Women in the DRC, Syria, India
    2 Oct 12  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Digital media and mobile technology have become powerful tools for social change over the last decade. This month's Gender Roundtable event will feature three dynamic leaders visiting the U.S. as part of World Pulse's Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign, which sources testimonies and solutions from women on the...

  • Our First Book Club Discussion: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
    10 Sep 12 12:00 am - 10 Sep 12 11:59 pm

    We are excited to announce a new book club series that will highlight books that focus on the power of women, the challenges of being a woman, and stories about what makes women so great. For the inaugural book club, we'll be reading The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable...

  • Gender Roundtable: What IS the Status of Women – A Closer Look at the Global Gender Gap
    12 Jul 12 12:00 am - 12 Jul 12 11:59 pm

    On July 12, 2012, Women Thrive Worldwide hosted a roundtable discussion titled, “What IS the Status of Women and Girls?  A Closer Look at the Global Gender Gap.”  Our Co-founder and President, Ritu Sharma, moderated the discussion among leading experts in the fields of gender, economics, and nutrition.  Panelists discussed...

  • International Women’s Day 2012
    1 Mar 12 12:00 am - 1 Mar 12 11:59 pm

    On March 1, 2012, Women Thrive hosted its 4th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast on Capitol Hill.  Find speaker info, photos, video and media hits from the event here. One in three women will experience violence in her lifetime, and in some countries, the number of women affected can reach up...

  • Gender Roundtable: Access Denied – Bridging the Gender Technology Gap
    8 Feb 12  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    IREX On February 8, 2012 Women Thrive Worldwide hosted a Gender Roundtable focused on technology and gender, and the disparities between how women and men use, engage with, and find careers in technology throughout the world. Ritu Sharma, Co-founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide, moderated a panel that included five expert...

  • Gender Roundtable: They Are Not Just Starving: Challenges Facing Women and Girls in the Horn of Africa
    30 Nov 11 12:00 am - 30 Nov 11 11:59 pm

    On November 30, 2012 Women Thrive Worldwide hosted a Gender Roundtable event called “They Are Not Just Starving: Challenges Facing Women and Girls in the Horn of Africa.”  Five speakers discussed the widely overlooked dangers (such as rape and banditry) that threaten refugees in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Women...

  • Gender Roundtable: Corporations Supporting Women and Girls: Does it work?
    26 Oct 11  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    On October 26, the fourth Gender Roundtable event hosted by Women Thrive Worldwide examined the effect major corporations have on the economic development of women and girls worldwide.   Corporations Supporting Women and Girls: Ethics, Efficiency, and Effectiveness was a lively debate moderated by Ritu Sharma, Women Thrive’s Co-Founder and President.  The...

  • Women Thrive at the World Food Prize
    13 Oct 11  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    On Thursday, October 13, Women Thrive is hosting a panel at the 2011 World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa: Feeding a Hungry World: Why We Must Invest in the Next Generation of Female Farmers. Speakers include President and Co-Founder Ritu Sharma, the Tanzanian Ambassador, and representatives of Land O’Lakes, Inc.,...

  • International Women’s Day 2011
    3 Mar 11 12:00 am - 3 Mar 11 11:59 pm

    On March 3, 2011, Women Thrive Worldwide hosted our third annual International Women's Day breakfast: "7 Billion to Feed - Can We Do It?" Here are videos of speakers and a panel discussion addressing global poverty and hunger. Speakers: Bonnie Erbe, Host of PBS To the Contrary U.S. Rep. James McGovern...

  • International Women’s Day 2010
    4 Mar 10 12:00 am - 4 Mar 10 11:59 pm

    U.S. Senate Dirksen Building On March 4, 2010, Women Thrive Worldwide and UNIFEM hosted the Second Annual International Women's Day Breakfast: "Lessons from the Frontlines: Afghanistan, Haiti and the Path to a More Secure World. The annual Capitol Hill breakfast was held on March 4, 2010 in the U.S. Senate Dirksen building...

  • International Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced with Massive Bipartisan Support!
    4 Feb 10 12:00 am - 4 Feb 10 11:59 pm

    On February 4, 2010 the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) was reintroduced in both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support. On February 4, 2010, the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate with massive bipartisan support. At a Capitol...

  • Bringing Micro-Credit to Africa and Beyond: The GROWTH Act
    9 Sep 09 12:00 am - 9 Sep 09 11:59 pm

    CARE hosts a Capitol Hill press conference and panel discussion with Women Thrive on the Global Resources & Opportunities for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Act and CARE's new "Microfinance in Africa State of the Sector Report." On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, CARE, with the help of Women Thrive, held a press...

  • International Women’s Day 2009
    10 Mar 09 12:00 am - 10 Mar 09 11:59 pm

    On March 10, 2009 Women Thrive Worldwide held its first annual International Women’s Day Breakfast on Capitol Hill in cooperation with the Congressional Women's Caucus. The breakfast, which was attended by members of Congress, activists, and other policy makers featured three courageous Afghan women leaders visiting Washington DC in order...

  • Celebrating a Decade of Change for Women Worldwide
    10 Sep 08 12:00 am - 10 Sep 08 11:59 pm

    On September 10, 2008, Women Thrive celebrated 10 successful years of advocating on behalf of women living in poverty. Celebrating Ten Years of Impact...

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