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Petition: Tell President Trump to Stand up for Gender Equality and the SDGs

Ahead of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (September 12-25, 2017), Women Thrive created a petition that urged President Trump to stand up for gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) during his first-time address to the General Assembly. We urged him to reaffirm these commitments made by the United States and to ensure that Sustainable Development Goal 5  is a priority. We circulated the petition amongst our followers and supports. Our aim was to...


Take Action! Join our #InTheRoom campaign

In July 2017, Women Thrive launched our #InTheRoom campaign at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).  #InTheRoom was born from the results of our 2017 National SDG Scorecard, which revealed that grassroots women’s rights groups and gender equality advocates, for the most part, are consistently left out of SDG-related decision-making spaces. The #InTheRoom 2017 UNGA CAMPAIGN For this year’s U.N. General Assembly, we are elevating and amplifying our #InTheRoom campaign because: Annual grounds...


What is UNGA?

Heard about the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) but unsure of what it does, who takes part, and why it’s important? This year marks the 72nd United Nations General Assembly and will take place between September 12 – 24 in New York City. Read more about UNGA in the infographic! Stay tuned for how you can get involved and join your voice with ours! ...


Calling On President TrumpTo Stand Up For Gender Equality

By Noel Schroeder — Two years ago, heads of 193 countries joined together in New York to declare their commitment to protecting the planet, ending poverty, and ensuring human rights for all people. This year, they must be held to that promise. The annual opening of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly is used by world leaders as an opportunity to showcase their priorities in foreign affairs and development on a global stage. In this setting, these leaders...


Update on the Status of the READ Act

READ Act (Formally known as the Education for All Act) – Call for Action Update on the status of the READ Act: On Tuesday, August 1st, the U.S. Senate passed the READ Act! The bill was slightly changed from what was previously passed in the House and will have to be passed again in the House. In the meantime, take action and thank Senators for passing the READ Act here: http://bit.ly/senatethankyou ...


Join the #InTheRoom campaign

As a global feminist advocacy network whose primary goal is for Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls to be achieved, it is imperative for us to ensure that the voices and priorities our Alliance members – grassroots women’s rights organizations and gender equality advocates – are central to our engagement with the United Nations. The United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum is the event through which countries report back on their progress in...


Women’s March – January 21, 2017

Women Thrive Alliance is a proud official sponsor of the Women’s March taking place on January 21, 2017, in Washington D.C. and around the United States. Women Thrive will be marching on the 21st to ensure that the voices of our 250 members from the Global South who fight for gender equality are heard. ...


Education for All Act – Call for Action

Update on the status of the Education for All Act: We’ve gained more co-sponsors in the Senate, but are still looking for more bipartisan support, specifically from the following Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Sen. Risch (R-ID) Sen. Johnson (R-WI) Sen. Flake (R-AZ) Sen. Gardner (R-CO) Sen. Perdue (R-GA) Sen. Isakson (R-GA) Sen. Barrasso (R-WY) If you have any friends, family, or colleagues in these states please encourage them to call their Senator(s) and ask them to support the EFA Act. >> Find your Senator here: 


Free Canadian Academic from Iranian Prison

Education International (EI) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) are calling on Iranian authorities to release Canadian academic Homa Hoodfar after she was charged and jailed for supposed “sedition against the state.” Prosecutors have yet to present any evidence to support the charges. An anthropologist and popular professor at Montreal’s Concordia University, Hoodfar, 65, is a world renowned expert on sexuality and gender in Islam. Hoodfar was first detained in March by a counter-intelligence unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards days...


Show Your Solidarity With Women Who Risk It All

Due to political instability, women in the Middle East are facing more threats to their rights and safety than ever before. News from the region often focuses on the turmoil but doesn’t show the bravery and daring of women in the Middle East who are challenging discriminatory social norms, entering new roles in politics and leadership despite great opposition, and displaying incredible defiance and resilience while under threat. But women in the Middle East say they can’t do it alone. We hear...