Women Thrive Worldwide

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Women Thrive Worldwide

<b>Women Thrive Worldwide</b> (formerly the Women's Edge Coalition) is the leading nonpartisan organization shaping U.S. foreign assistance and trade policy to benefit poor women worldwide. We bring together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 25,000 individuals united in the belief that women are the key to ending global poverty, and empowering them is not only right, it’s also the most effective long-term solution to world poverty. <P><P> <b>Why Women?</b><BR> Worldwide, women are at the greatest risk of being poor. Research and experience have also shown that women in poor countries are more likely to use their income for food, healthcare and education for their children, helping to lift entire communities out of poverty. However, women face unequal social and economic barriers that prevent them from earning a living and supporting their families. Women Thrive works to ensure that U.S. policy is addressing these barriers and supporting women’s efforts to find their own path out of poverty. <P> <P> Our most current initiatives are the <a href="http://www.womenthrive.org/ivawainfo" target="_blank" style="color:#c08434;"><b>International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA)</b></a> and the <a href="http://www.womenthrive.org/growthinfo" target="_blank" style="color:#c08434;"><b> Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Act</b></a>. Please take a moment to read up on the proposed bills and sign the <a href="http://www.womenthrive.org/ivawa" target="_blank" style="color:#c08434;"><b>IVAWA petition</b></a> and <a href="http://www.womenthrive.org/growth" target="_blank" style="color:#c08434;"><b>GROWTH petition</b></a> to help urge Congressional approval and bring peace and economic opportunity to women worldwide. <P> <P> For more information about Women Thrive, visit <a href="http://www.womenthrive.org" target="_blank" style="color:#c08434;"><b>www.womenthrive.org</b></a> or view the <a href="http://www.womenthrive.org" target="_blank" style="color:#c08434"><b>successes and results</b></a> that we have achieved in the 10 years since our founding.

Stories by Women Thrive Worldwide

For most women in the African country of Burkina Faso, where approximately half of the population lives below the poverty line, life is a daily...
An article on the July 20, 2008 front page of the Washington Post, as well as a series of articles and videos on WashingtonPost.com, demonstrate the...
Conflict Increases Violence Against Women Armed conflict devastates entire societies—it tears apart families and communities, increases...
Over the past year, global food prices have soared, making even the most basic foods—such as rice and corn—too expensive for the world...
Natural disasters and the ensuing relocation and reconstruction efforts present unique challenges to women in developing countries. Successful relief...
In societies where safeguards for women are scant, it is often up to local women to combat physical and sexual abuse with their own innovative...
The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has finished the construction of a large new safe house for victims of sexual and gender-based violence...
Social workers in Sierra Leone worry that rape has become even more pervasive in peacetime than during the country’s decade-long civil war....
A recent Senate amendment would pay for emergency international food and disaster assistance by cutting long-term aid through the millennium...
Worldwide, over a billion people—1 out of every 6 human beings—live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1 a day. In Nicaragua...