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New UN Report Confirms Gender Gap in Food Security

July 17, 2019
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Over 820 million people worldwide currently suffer from food insecurity and hunger. As the High Level Political Forum continues this week to track the world’s progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—of which Zero Hunger is the #2 goal—a report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released…

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Say hello to our summer interns: Hey, Amanda!

July 10, 2019
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Ever wonder who’s helping to keep the drumbeat of our social media going? Who’s the magic behind our SEO? Who’s got her finger on the pulse of our analytics and insights? Please help us welcome Amanda Mier to the team this summer! Amanda is our social media maven and comms…

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WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Rubama

July 10, 2019
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Rubama is a community organizer from Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. She has worked for fourteen years to engage the women of her community in an effort to protect the natural resources of the region.  After her region was ravaged by a tsunami in 2004, Rubama recognized how the approach to…

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Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: Change is in your hands

June 27, 2019
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  READ THE LATEST WEAVINGS NEWSLETTER TODAY Women hold the seeds of change. This season has been alive with activity, and full of generous, heartfelt action from our community. Through your support and partnership, WEA has launched three grassroots accelerator programs for women leaders in the U.S., Indonesia and Kenya. We’ve raised nearly $100,000 in seed grants through…

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WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Raihal Fajri

June 27, 2019
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Raihal Fajri is an activist from Aceh, Meunasah Manyang, Indonesia. After a tsunami devastated her region in 2004, Raihal witnessed a drastic deterioration in the quality of water coming from her community’s water source, which was located next to a nearby concrete mine. Noticing the way this pollution harmed the…

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In Honor of Moms Everywhere

May 10, 2019
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Happy Mother’s Day Mothers come in many forms. Today, WEA honors the work of mothers and community caregivers around the world—women who are mothering children and mothering movements; birthing babies and birthing transformation in their communities. This Mother’s Day, support these mothers with a gift in honor of a mother in your…

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Run4Salmon 2019: Save the Date

April 12, 2019
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Each September for the past 2 years, Chief Caleen Sisk has led the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and allies in the Run4Salmon, a 300-mile journey from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region to the tribe’s historic village site on the McCloud River near Mt. Shasta. This two-week long prayerful event is…

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Meet the Interns: Hi, Ashley!

April 11, 2019
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“Women are the backbones of their communities, and yet they face marginalization on multiple fronts. If we are able to cultivate spaces where women’s rights and needs are prioritized rather than treated as an afterthought, entire communities will benefit.” – Ashley Vu, WEA Intern To say we are incredibly fortunate…

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RESIST and RECLAIM Giveaways Coming Soon!

April 11, 2019
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To celebrate the release of RISE — the third in our series of four illustrations by local artist Mara Gerson — which launches in September, this summer we’re giving 2 lucky WEA community members a chance to win the first two illustrations: RESIST and RECLAIM.

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New RIPPLE print

April 11, 2019
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Everyday, WEA women leaders model this most basic truth: when women are equipped with resources and support, they not only profoundly impact their local environment, but they create a positive ripple effect on entire regions. As the U.S. elections and our partners have shown, we can never underestimate the impact…

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