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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

AfricAid is an international NGO that empowers young girls in Africa by providing opportunities  for education, and the tools necessary to improve their own lives as well as the lives around them. Born from the passions of an eleven year old girl, AfricAid has grown into a well established organization reaching thousands of students.  Its […]






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Confident Children out of Conflict, founded in 2007, is an NGO located in Juba, South Sudan. This organization is unique in its purpose in all of South Sudan: to provide children, mostly young girls, a safe place to get off the streets and out of the slums of Juba and have access to opportunities including education, vocational […]






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EDWON : Empower Dalit Women of Nepal With an office in Boston, MA and a field office located in Nepal, EDWON works to empower the low caste Dalit women of Nepal by enabling them to fight for their human rights and raise their standard of living.  EDWON encourages women to work together to end domestic […]






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Agros International : Seattle, WA Agros International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the cycles of generational poverty for rural families in Central America and Mexico through land ownership and sustainable development. Since 1982 Agros International has been helping communities in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Chiapas, Mexico. How it Works: Through a […]






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Leave the Classroom Behind and Enjoy Experiential Learning! SIT Study Abroad Programs feature a unique 15 week experience studying International Perspective on sexuality and Gender in the Netherlands and Morocco.  SIT Study Abroad offers challenging field-based opportunities for students to engage directly with critical issues facing our world today.  This is a great way to […]






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Foundation for Women is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit microfinance organization established in 1997 with offices in San Diego, CA  and Liberia. FFW’s  mission is to help alleviate poverty through entrepreneurship by providing microcredit loans, motivational programs, credit establishment, and other services to impoverished women both locally and globally. Through programs such as microcredit, women have […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell concludes the trip for you below. Over the last nine days the Stirring the Fire team did some archeology amid the picturesque fields, beautiful […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. Alejandra spoke with pride of the young Guatemalan women’s transformation into powerful leaders in their communities. Guatemalan girls “have […]






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“Together We Stand” Campaign – NOW until Dec 10th! Phil, Rajesh, Kara and Mixtli in Guatemala with the girls from the Participatory Film program Raise awareness about gender-based violence by participating in Stirring the Fire’s online “Together We Stand to End Violence against Women” campaign. It’s easy! To show your support, simply take a photo […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. As I knelt down and searched the bright brown eyes of a little Mayan girl, I saw a future […]






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