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Monthly Archive for December, 2011

Nyumbani – Home December 29, 2011 I’ve finally arrived at my long awaited destination: Nakuru, Kenya. I left Sure 24 Children’s home two and a half years ago. With the support of a grant from Stirring the Fire, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to return for the newest addition to Sure 24, a brand […]






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Far from the Heart began as an educational campaign performed through theatre, as a way of reaching adolescent teens about the issues surrounding dating violence and violence against women.  This important project began with the writer/producer Joan Chandler in 2006 as a live theatre presentation and forum that was developed by Sheatre in collaboration with […]






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Location : Nepal Women LEAD Nepal is a growing organization, much like the population of young women they focus to empower. Founded by a few Georgetown students Claire Naylor and Claire Charamnac in January of 2010, this organization is grounded in their beliefs that by empowering women sustainable peace and development are possible.  Their vision is […]






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As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, people from around the world took photo-pledges in participation of Stirring the Fire’s “Together We Stand to End Violence against Women” campaign. With each photo-pledge you raised awareness to about gender-based violence in your community!  Our final collage includes 102 different photo-pledges from 10 […]






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December 10th is Human Rights Day; a day to acknowledge the significant human rights abuses still happening around the planet, but also a day in which to recognize the powerful efforts individuals and organizations around the world are making to address these brutalities. One such organization is the Roj Women’s Association. Founded in 2004 in […]






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The Pixel Project is a global nonprofit organization utilizing social media and various virtual channels to fight Violence against Women.  Founder and President Regina Yau hatched The Pixel Project in early 2009 in response to an outcry for funding by the Malaysia Women’s Aid Organization.  Partnered with a wide range of organizations including Stirring the […]






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“Together We Stand” Campaign

Take your photo-pledge to end violence against women by Dec 10th!  There are only a few days left! How easy is it to raise awareness about gender-based violence? Join us and learn more here. “Together We Stand to End Violence against Women” is part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. After the […]






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JAN Trust :  London Imagine being a woman relocated or forced to move in order to survive, suddenly finding yourself in a completely different environment and culture.  The barriers one faces in this type of situation include the inability to access employment opportunities, lack of social and economical status, poverty, depression, discrimination, and often violence […]






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Sambhali Trust : Rajasthan India Visiting Rajasthan one might see the golden glows of desert landscape and a bustling bazaar filled with the streaming colors of men and women.  Beneath this beautiful landscape however lies generations of societal discrimination in the form of a caste system.  Within Rajasthan society many women have little or no […]






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ELI – Denver, CO Volunteering internationally is an invaluable way to gain insight into the inner workings of an NGO, and to cultivate potential valuable connections with organizations, individuals, and affiliates.  These are just a few of the many benefits that volunteering abroad through ELI offers. ELI stands for Experiential Learning International, and was founded […]






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