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Pro Mujer Thanks Erik E. Bergstrom for His Friendship and Support

At Pro Mujer, we are greatly saddened by the recent passing of Erik E. Bergstrom, a special and wonderful friend who helped improve and transform the lives of thousands of women served by our organization. Erik attended Whitman College where he studied economics and psychology, graduating magna cum laude. He founded Bergstrom Capital Corporation, an…
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Las Kory Warmis: Healing from Violence through Performance

  In Bolivia, a Pro Mujer-supported theater group called “Las Kory Warmis” gives bold and compelling performances that explore stories of abuse and survival as experienced by women. This grassroots troupe does important work in breaking the silence on the many forms of violence women face in Bolivia and around the world every day. This…
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WCCN Invests in Pro Mujer to Support Women in Latin America

New York, NY – March 02, 2017 –Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) announced today a new investment in Pro Mujer, a leading women’s development organization that offers low-income women throughout Latin America an array of financial, health and education services. The investment will help Pro Mujer deepen its footprint in the region and expand…
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Reaching the Global Goals: A look at Pro Mujer and the SDGs

Only a year has passed since the United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As part of this ambitious plan, world leaders adopted a set of 17 global goals known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which cover everything from ending poverty to providing clean water and supporting just and peaceful societies. While…
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Cervical Cancer and Inequality: A Look at Nicaragua

January has been designated by the U.S. Congress as Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to promote the importance of cervical health and raise awareness about preventative care and screenings. Over the past 30 years, cancer incidence has risen around the world. In Latin America and the Caribbean, mortality rates remain three times greater than…
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YOUR GUIDE TO THE WOMEN’S MARCH WORLDWIDE

If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people attending a Women’s March somewhere in the world this Saturday, January 21st, look no further. Pro Mujer, an official supporter of the March, has gathered all the information you’ll need to prepare for the big day. In addition to the Women’s March on Washington, 616…
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Amy Hagedorn: A Special Friend to Pro Mujer

Pro Mujer relies on its generous donors to help support our mission. One such donor, Amy Hagedorn, a long-time friend and generous benefactor of Pro Mujer, sadly passed away recently after a long battle with lymphocytic leukemia. Amy dedicated her life and wealth to serving others, including greatly supporting Pro Mujer. Amy Hagedorn sought to ensure that…
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Pro Mujer commemorates 10th anniversary in Jujuy; celebrates renewed alliance with GSK

This week marks 10 years of service in the region of Jujuy, Argentina, and one of the ways we celebrated was to announce our renewed alliance with GSK. Together, Pro Mujer and GSK will join forces once again to tackle chronic diseases such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, sexual and reproductive health, and breast and cervical…
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