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Women's Institute for Leadership Development


  • Define personal leadership styles
  • Learn effective team-building techniques
  • Discover new ways to motivate group members
  • Learn conflict management strategies
  • Polish communication skills
  • Learn how to develop contacts and create a network

Since 1996, the Women's Institute for Leadership Development at Old Dominion University has focused on developing the leadership skills of women students. The institute incorporates theory and practice and is divided into seven modules.

Dedicated to building community among members and refining essential leadership skills, the program provides students with the opportunity to network with other student leaders and professional women.

W.I.L.D. Mission

  • To explore women's style of leadership and to support and empower women students as they develop their leadership skills.
  • To enhance leadership skills and intellectual development and to create an environment which values and nurtures women leaders.
  • To create a network and a community among women leaders during and after college experience.
  • To become an integral part of leadership development for women students at Old Dominion University.

Application Information

  • Open to all women affiliated with ODU
  • Application available at the Women's Center or online at: http://www.odu.edu/womenscenter
  • Applicants accepted into the Leadership Institute will be notified by September 12. The first module is September 22, 2014 from 2-4 pm in the Webb Center.

Modules - Fall 2014

Welcome/Orientation: The Call to Leadership

Monday, September 22nd, 2 pm - 4 pm

James River Room, Webb Center

Participants learn about the "call" to leadership, meet their cohort, and will explore their values and what inspires them to be a leader.

La Wanza Lett-Brewington, Director, Women's Center

The Art of Team Building

Monday, September 29th, 2:00PM-4:00PM

James River Room, Webb Center

At the heart of most high performing organizations is a sense of commitment to the team. This experiential session will give participants the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and learn how these activities can positively impact individuals and groups.


Suzan Thompson

Women’s Leadership Styles

Monday, October 6th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
James River Room, Webb Center

Women often bring special strengths, characteristics, and values to leadership. Using guided discussion and structured activities, students will explore various leadership styles and principles for leading authentically.


La Wanza Lett-Brewington

The Journey

Monday, October 20th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
James River Room, Webb Center

Diversity has evolved into a word that has been politicized and a concept that corporations, organizations, and societal institutions often use as their "PC" cloak. Achieving culturally competent skills is often a checkmark that we use to define our status as an open minded person, a global citizen and effective leader. However, before one can lead, impact change and create systems of inclusion, one must be aware of how their first organization, the family, impacted and shaped who they are and how they lead. Participants will embark upon an interactive and reflective personal journey that identifies frameworks that defined their personal identity and emerging leadership style.


Lesa Clark

Strategies for Effective Communication

Monday, October 27th, 2:00PM-4:00PM

James River Room, Webb Center

Effective communication skills are important for any leader. This experiential workshop will focus on gender communication, communication styles, and the skills needed to be an effective communicator.


Carla Harrell

Balanced Leadership: Understanding When Leaders Fail

Monday, November 3rd, 2:00PM-4:00PM

James River Room, Webb Center

The purpose of this workshop is highlight how unresolved emotional issues can become barriers to success. Through discussion and personal reflection activities participants will determine what some of their internal barriers might be and make action steps for how to address them.


Crista Gambrell

Build Your Stairway to Success: Women’s Career Development

Monday, November 10th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
James River Room, Webb Center

Today it takes a lot of planning and negotiating to enhance your career development and opportunities. Students will exit this experiential workshop with a variety of strategies including goal setting and career decision making skills, best practices for getting a promotion, and how to establish and start an action plan.


Alice Jones

Bringing it all Together: Sustaining Authentic Leadership

Monday, November 17th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
James River Room, Webb Center

With the focus on what the students learned about themselves during the Institute, students will present their leadership vision and action plan for engagement on campus and in the community.


La Wanza Lett-Brewington

Modules - Spring '15

Application due: 1/28/15

WILD sessions

2 - 4 pm

Location TBD

February 9,16, 23

March 2, 16, 23, 30

April 6, 13

Leadership Links

Women's Leadership Organizations

  • Center for Creative Leadership
    Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is the leading nonprofit institution dedicated exclusively to leadership. CCL integrates cutting-edge research with innovative training, coaching, assessment, and publishing to create proven impact for leaders and organizations around the world.
  • Center for Emerging Leadership-Women in Leadership Program
    The Center for Emerging Leadership (CEL), is a non-profit educational center sponsoring programs, publications, and special events on leadership.
  • Center for Visionary Leadership
    Educational center which helps people develop the inner resources to be effective leaders and respond creatively to change.
  • Center of Women's Global Leadership
    Develops and facilitates women's leadership in the areas of human rights and social justice.
  • Council of Women World Leaders
    The Council's mission is to promote good governance, gender equality, and to enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries.
  • Greenleaf: Center for Servant Leadership
    The Greenleaf Center is an international, not-for-profit institution headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our goal is to help people understand the principles and practices of servant-leadership; to nurture colleagues and institutions by providing a focal point and opportunities to share thoughts and ideas on servant-leadership; to produce and publish new resources by others on servant-leadership; and to connect servant-leaders in a network of learning.
  • Institute for Women's Leadership
    The Institute for Women's Leadership provides leadership training, coaching, and consulting to women and men seeking to effect breakthrough change within their organizations.
  • Lead Star
    Lead Star's mission is to empower and inspire each and every woman to be the strongest leader she can be.
  • National Visionary Leadership Project
    Features the life stories and wisdom of African American elders, educating our younger generation through oral history training.

Women's Academic & Professional Organizations

  • All India Democratic Women's Association
    The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) is an independent left oriented women's organization committed to achieving democracy, equality, and women's emancipation. AIDWA members are from all strata in society, regardless of class, caste, and community. It has an organizational presence in 22 states in India, with a current membership of more than 9 million. About two-thirds of the organsation's strength is derived from poor rural and urban women.
  • American Association for University Women
    Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.
  • American Medical Women's Association
    The American Medical Women's Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women.
  • Association of African Women Scholars
    Membership of the organization is open to African women and men (academicians, independent scholars, activists, students, and policy makers) everywhere committed to engendering and promoting scholarship in all disciplines in African Women's Studies to promote and encourage scholarship on African women in African Studies, forge intellectual links, network with scholars, activists, and policy makers inside and outside Africa, and participate actively in continental and global debate on issues specifically relevant or related to African women.
  • Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)
    The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) is the first and currently the only advocacy group dedicated to promoting gender equality and understanding in Singapore.
  • The Association for Women in Communications
    The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.
  • Association for Women in Sports Media
    Founded in 1987, the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) is a worldwide organization of more than 600 women and men employed in sports writing, editing, broadcast and production, public relations and sports information.
  • Black Career Women
    Black Career Women (BCW), headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization conceived by black women for the professional development of black women. BCW grew out of an awareness that many of the career related concerns of black women are not addressed adequately, and, in some instances, receive no attention at all.
  • Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
    The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is a university-based research, education, and public service center. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women
    The primary mission of CLUW is to unify all union women in a viable organization to determine our common problems and concerns and to develop action programs within the framework of our unions to deal effectively with our objectives.
  • Count Me In For Women's Economic Independence
    Count Me In champions the cause for women's economic independence by providing access to business loans, consultation, and education.
  • Digital Sistas: Technology with Women in Mind!
    Digital Sisters (DS), Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization created to promote and provide technology education and enrichment for women and children who are traditioanlly underserved.
  • European Women's Management Development Network
    EWMD is an international network of individual and corporate members, drawn from professional organisations and all areas of business, education and politics.
  • Federally Employed Women (FEW)
    Federally Employed Women (FEW) is a private membership organization working as a constructive pressure group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government and by the District of Columbia government.
  • Financial Women International Foundation
    Financial Women International is a professional organization of women who seek to expand their personal and professional capabilities and support the development of others. Our members represent a diversity of occupations in or supporting the financial services industry.
  • International Gender and Trade Network
    The International Gender and Trade Network is a network of feminist gender specialists who provide technical information on gender and trade issues to women's groups, NGOs, social movements, and governments. IGTN acts as a political catalyst to enlarge the space for a critical feminist perspective and global action on trade and globalization issues.
  • The International Training Centre for Women
    The International Training Centre for Women (ITW) is an independent, non-governmental organisation run by and for women. It was founded in 1990 to address the needs of women worldwide in the area of management and entrepreneurship training, skill development, consultancy and research. Since the beginning, ITW has combined sound programming with a vision to enhance and strengthen the economic as well as decision-making position leading to greater gender equity and the empowerment of women.
  • National Association for Female Executives
    The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), one of the largest women's professional association and the largest business owners' organization in the country, provides resources and services - through education, networking, and public advocacy - to empower its members to achieve career success and finiancial security.
  • National Association for Girls and Women in Sports
    Vision: To be the premiere organization dedicated to addressing issues and promoting opportunities for all girls and women in sports. Mission: to develop and deliver equitable and quality sport opportunities for ALL girls and women through relevant research, advocacy, leadership development, educational strategies, and programming in a manner that promotes social justice and change.
  • Organization of Women in International Trade
    The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) is a non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities. Their members include women and men doing business in all facets of international trade including finance, public relations, government, freight forwarding, international law, agriculture, sales and marketing, import/export, logistics, and transportation.
  • The Sister Fund
    US-based private foundation supporting women of faith and their organizations. Lists current grantees and provides application guidelines.
  • U.S. Department of State Office of Global Women's Issues
    The Office of the Senior Coordinator for International Women's Issues coordinates the integration of women's issues into the broader U.S. strategic, economic, and diplomatic goals.
  • Women in Development Europe (WIDE )
    WIDE is a European feminist network, working on gender and trade/macroeconomic/development issues.
  • Women in Global Science & Technology
    Women in Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT) is an international non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote the contributions women make in science and technology for development, and to help NGOs, governments, bilateral, and multilateral agencies and women themselves to understand the gender dimensions of S&T and the implications of this for development policy and practice.
  • Women Impacting Public Policy
    WIPP, Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. is a national bipartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business, strengthening their sphere of influence in the legislative process of our nation, creating economic opportunities, and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations. Through WIPP, our collective voice makes a powerful impact on Capital Hill and with the Administration.
  • Women in International Security
    WIIS is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization dedicated to increasing the influence of women in foreign and defense affairs by raising their numbers and visibility, while enhancing dialogue on international security issues. WIIS offers a comprehensive set of programs designed to foster and promote women in all fields related to international security, and in a variety of sectors.
  • Women in Politics Institute
    Located within the School of Public Affairs at American University, the Women & Politics Institute is dedicated to advancing the study and discussion of women and politics, promoting opportunities for women in politics, and training young women to become political leaders.
  • Women in Publishing
    Women in Publishing works to promote the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers.
  • Women's Foreign Policy Group
    The Women's Foreign Policy Group advances women's leadership and highlights their contributions through international issues programs with women leaders as speakers and leadership development activities, including mentoring and internships.
  • Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program
    Since 1983, the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) has enabled law graduates with a special interest in women's rights to work in the nation's capital with a variety of organizations involved in legal and policy issues affecting women.
  • Women's National Basketball Association
    News, features, schedules, standings, scores, team information, player profiles, audio, video, merchandise, chats, and tickets.
  • Women's Research & Education Institiute
    WREI's mission is to identify issues affecting women and their roles in the family, workplace, and public arena, as well as inform and help shape the public policy debate on these issues.
  • Women's World Banking
    Women's World Banking network members provide microfinance to over 10 million poor women locally and globally, building financial systems that work for the majority.
  • Zonta International
    A worldwide organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women.

Women in the Media

  • African Women's Media Center
    The African Women's Media Center, a project of the International Women's Media Foundation, was founded in 1997. Located in Dakar, Senegal, and directed by an advisory committee of African women in the media, the center is the only continent-wide organization working with and on behalf of African women in the media. Since the center's founding, more than 900 women journalists have taken part in 21 programs and workshops conducted by the AWMC.
  • Celebration of Women Writers
    The Celebration of Women Writers recognizes the contributions of women writers throughout history. Women have written almost every imaginable type of work: novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, economic, and scientific works. Our goal is to promote awareness of the breadth and variety of women's writing.
  • [[Faces]] Community
    The faces list began operation in the Spring of 1997, a pragmatic response to the needs of a small but growing number of women in media. Initiated after a series of discussions that took place on the margins of European media arts and media culture events, via email, and in the dimly lit corners of bars begged the question "Where are the women?" This constant question, and the desire to find out what women were doing with new media defined a gap in the existing structures and networks. Parallel to these discussions, the Face Settings project began to create informal settings that invited women to come to the table for a good meal and to discuss their work. It was the start to what would become an international network of women in media: artists, programmers, theorists, designers, curators, activists & djs, along with with an assortment of other digital workers.
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
    FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority, and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.
  • Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE)
    The first women's internet radio. [page also available in Spanish]
  • Feminist Magazine
    Feminist Magazine is the weekly Southern California radio show of news, views, politics, and culture with a feminist perspective.
  • Full Court Press
    The women's basketball journal.
  • Kali for Women
    Started in 1984, in a Delhi garage, Kali has been providing a viable publishing mouthpiece to Indian feminism.
  • Lola Press
    The international feminist magazine edited by an editorial group, living in three continents. And with lots of authors from all over the world. Lolapress is the magazine that deals with women's lives, the regional, the political, the cultural experiences of women, the different kind of feminism and with a lot of other subjects. Our objective is to diffuse and promote the international debates, informing on the circulating ones, and stimulating others.
  • Off our backs: Feminist News
    Off our backs is a newsjournal by, for, and about women. The mission of the magazine is to provide news and information about women's lives and feminist activism; to educate the public about the status of women around the world; to serve as a forum for feminist ideas and theory; to be an information resource on feminist, women's, and lesbian culture; and to seek social justice and equality for women worldwide.
  • Office of the Special Adviser on Africa United Nations (OSAA): Gender Resources
    Promoting international support for peace and development. Within this site are links to websites that focus on gender issues in Africa.
  • Seal Press
    More than 25 years of ground-breaking books. By women. For women
    Seal Press was founded in 1976 to provide a forum for women writers and feminist issues. Since then, Seal has published groundbreaking books that represent the diverse voices and interests of women-their lives, literature, and concerns. Fueled by the radical thinking and daring work of our authors, Seal's list includes books on women's health, parenting, outdoor adventure and travel, popular culture, gender and women's studies, and current affairs. Among our many notable authors are Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ariel Gore, Ayun Halliday, Inga Muscio, Barbara Sjoholm, and Michelle Tea.
  • Voices from the Gaps: Women Writer's of Color
    VG/Voices from the Gaps is a web-based trans-national academic community including students, teachers, artists, and scholars. VG provides resources about artists and writers. VG forges a collective effort of scholars who digitally interract with each other. VG contains biographical and critical analysis, pedagogical information, and histories of translation. VG archives recorded sound, film, and image collections; interviews, and online conversations with web logs (blogs).
  • Womanist Theory and Research: A Journal of Womanist and Feminist-of-Color Scholarship & Art
    Published by the Womanist Studies Consortium at The University of Georgia, Womanist Theory and Research is a biannual, peer-edited, interdisciplinary, intercultural, international journal on women of color. Reflecting womanist inclusivity, WTR provides a forum for exchanging feminist research, theory, and ideas among women-of-color scholars and students in the humanities, social sciences, education, theology, law, medicine, politics, librarianship, journalism, art, information technologies, and telecommunications.
  • WomenAction
    WomenAction is a global information, communication and media network that enables NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing +5 review process with the long term goal of women's empowerment, with a special focus on women and media.
  • The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community of Women
    The WomanSource Catalog & Review is an eclectic review of hundreds of the best available resources, ideas, and information for women. It's like a giant mail-order catalog with all the great resources and cool tools you always wanted to know about but didn't know where to find. The aim of The WomanSource Catalog is to build self-reliance by offering women the tools to shape our lives the way we want to, whether it be starting a business, raising our children, climbing a mountain, or running for office.
  • Women of Diversity Productions, Inc.
    Giving visibility and empowerment to women and diversity through books, journals, videos, seminars, and consulting.
  • Women in Film and Video
    Women in Film & Video (WIFV) of Washington, D.C. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, television, video, multimedia, and related disciplines. WIFV supports women in the industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network, and educating the public about women's creative and technical achievements.
  • Women-focused magazines and newsletters
    This page links to journals and magazines by/for women, including a few "traditional" women's magazines that emphasize beauty, fashion, and dieting.
  • Women Make Movies
    National non-profit feminist media arts organization whose multicultural programs provide resources for both users and producers of media by women.

Women's Advocacy

About-Face promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races, and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach, and activism.

All Women Count
Women do 2/3 of the world's work for 5% of the income. But our work is unvalued and devalued, and we are unwaged and low-waged. We give birth to, raise, and care for all the people of the world, ensuring the survival of every community in every country. Wealth and profit come from our work and the work of the people we produce. Yet our values of survival and welfare are dismissed, and the brutal values of the global market are imposed on us as inevitable. But together we can stop the world and change it.

American Association for University Women (AAUW)
AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.

Asian Women's Resource Exchange (AWORC)
The Asian Women's Resource Exchange or AWORC is an Internet-based women's information service and network in Asia. It is an initiative geared towards developing cooperative approaches and partnerships in increasing access and exploring applications of new information and communication technologies for women's empowerment.

Association for Women's Rights in Development
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international membership organization connecting, informing, and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development, and women's human rights. Our goal is to cause policy, institutional, and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere. We do this by facilitating ongoing debates on fundamental and provocative issues as well as by building the individual and organizational capacities of those working for women's empowerment and social justice.

Black Women in Sisterhood for Action (BISA)
Black Women in Sisterhood for Action (BISA), founded on January 10, 1980, is a national non-profit corporation whose purposes are to develop and promote alternative strategies for educational and career development of black women in the world of work; provide scholarship assistance to deserving youths; provide support and social assistance to senior black women in the community; share information and resources in meaningful ways with the community-at-large; and to provide leadership, role models, and mentors for young people.

Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)
The mission of the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities.

Center for Women in Government and Civil Society
The Center for Women and Government & Civil Society (CWIGCS) is within the Graduate School of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The center is responsible for conducting and disseminating research on women's issues, working to identify and eliminate barriers to women's employment equity, and developing public policy leadership for women and youth. The center also acts as a resource for leaders in business and government, public employees, researchers, scholars, and members of advocacy and professional organizations. Additionally, CWIG administers a fellowship on Women and Public Policy.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms. Founded in 1988, CATW was the first international non-governmental organization to focus on human trafficking, especially sex trafficking of women and girls. It is a fundamental human right to be free of sexual exploitation in all its forms. Women and girls have the right to sexual integrity and autonomy.

Custody Preparations for Moms
Our website is intended to help fit and loving mothers who wish to continue to be the primary caretakers of their children. It is a support site provided by those that have been through the process.

Disabled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario
DAWN Ontario is a progressive, volunteer-driven, feminist organization promoting social justice, human rights and the advancement of equality rights through education, research, advocacy, coalition-building, resource development, and information technology.

"We created this page as a class project for our University of Southern California course CORE 101, Symbols and Conceptual Systems. The class is intended to expose the students to the archetypes and conventions of ours and other cultures, and to evaluate them critically. We feel that the Internet provides a unique enivronment for presenting and analyzing opinions, and for this reason we decided to construct this web page."

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA)
Equal Rights Advocates has led the legal fight for women's equality for almost 30 years. Since 1974, ERA's mission has been to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy. ERA works to eradicate illegal discriminatory practices that deny women advancement opportunities, equal compensation, and access to certain occupations. ERA demands that employers provide women with a work environment that is free of sexual harassment and in compliance with health and safety laws. ERA enforces family and medical leave and pregnancy protection laws, and is active in the effort to establish paid family and medical leave.

Equality Now
Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses. Through its Women's Action Network of concerned groups and individuals around the world, Equality Now distributes information about human rights violations, takes action to protest these violations and brings public attention to human rights violations against women.

European Women's Lobby
The European Women's Lobby aims at promoting women's rights and equality between women and men in Europe. EWL is active in different areas such as women's economic and social position, women in decision-making, violence against women, women's diversity, etc.

Face to Face: The Face of Women's Rights
Face to Face is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization formed to help build awareness of and support for services that will allow women and girls everywhere to exercise their basic human rights. These rights include: access to sexual and reproductive health care; freedom from discrimination and violence; the right to be treated equally to men; and the right to education, employment, equity, and political representation.

Flame: African Sisters Online
Flame is a network of African sisters online committed to strengthening the capacity of women through the use of ICTs to lobby, advocate and participate in the Beijing +5 process regionally and globally.

Fokus: Forum for Women and Development
FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development is a resource centre on international women's issues and a co-ordinating organ for women's organisations in Norway. Women around the world are challenging cultural, social, political, religious, and economical barriers and are actively contributing to a better future for themselves, their families, and society in general.

GABRIELA: National Alliance for Women's Organizations in the Phillippines
We focus on issues that affect Filipina women: the effects of militarization and women's landlessness; the International Monetary Fund-World Bank and the debt crisis; denial of women's reproductive rights and gross neglect of health care for women; violence on children, wife abuse and family life; development aid; prostitution and trafficking of women.

General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership, and Action (GABRIELA) Network
GABRIELA Network is a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization. GABNet provides the means by which Filipinas in the US can empower themselves, functions as training ground for women's leadership, and articulates the women's point of view. GABNet effects change through organizing, educating, fundraising, networking, and advocacy.

Global Fund for Women
The Global Fund for Women is a grantmaking foundation supporting women's human rights organizations around the world working to address critical issues such as gaining economic independence, increasing girls' access to education, and stopping violence against women.

Global Women's Strike
The Global Women's Strike, a grassroots movement against the globalization of mass murder and exploitation, is an extension of the caring work we do. In some countries, we have been holding weekly protests since "America's new war" began. As carers we are pointing the movement in the direction that can stop all genocide: we demand an end to obscene military spending. These massive resources must be put into caring, feeding, healing, learning, and educating. This is the way to end war and with it the glorification of uncaring macho militarism, which even some women are now following as the road to 'equality'. It is a disaster that only half the human race is trained to care and the other half to believe it has 'more important things to do'. Instead, all of us, women and men, must make caring central. "Invest in caring not killing."

Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS)
Their vision is to develop, over time, a movement giving voice and power to grassroots women's local visions and initiatives, attracting long term partners, and creating new policies to expand and strengthen their leadership.


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