Women

Alliance For Global Good Supports Our Health Program In Bolivia

Join us in ringing in the New Year at Pro Mujer! We are celebrating the announcement that we were one of the winners of the Alliance for Global Good’s Innovation Fund Round 2. The Alliance for Global Good fosters solutions to pressing global problems by shaping partnerships between organizations and developing innovative and sustainable programs…
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PRO BONO + PRO MUJER = DEEPER SOCIAL IMPACT

By Leila Freedman, Senior Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships at Pro Mujer* On September 17th, Pro Mujer participated in a Pro Bono Challenge hosted by MasterCard Worldwide and organized by Taproot Foundation. When we first were invited, we were intrigued by the concept. For us, the real issue is how do you make pro bono work?…
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Pro Mujer and GlaxoSmithKline Celebrate the Power of Women to Transform Generations

By Rebecca Feinberg, Associate Development Manager at Pro Mujer In Argentina, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) joined Pro Mujer to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Rigoberta Menchu Center in the San Francisco neighborhood in Salta. What had formerly been a cramped and ageing space had just gotten a facelift: the center was now doubled in size and…
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17 Years Changing The Lives Of Thousands Of Women In Nicaragua

Pro Mujer in Nicaragua is celebrating its 17th anniversary this month after starting operations on July 31st 1996 thanks to the dream of their cofounders, Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco. Today, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua helps almost 53 thousand women throughout the country, and because of their effort and their will to improving their lives,…
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“The Politics of Motherhood in Latin America” - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Collaborates with Pro Mujer in Peru

By Julie Kline, Assistant Director of Evaluation and Public Engagement Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UW-M) collaborated with Pro Mujer in its recent Summer Teacher Institute, “The Politics of Motherhood in Latin America,” which…
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Pro Mujer CEO Rosario Pérez to Present at This Week's Clinton Global Initiative

On September 20-22, current and former heads of state, Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of leading CEOs, along with heads of foundations, major philanthropists, and directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations and prominent members of the media will come together for the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Established…
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Voices from the Field: Pablo Salazar, Harvard Business School ’11 and Project Antares Team Member

As a second year MBA student at Harvard Business School (HBS), I was looking for an opportunity to learn about health delivery models that could be applied in Mexico – my home country. I had the fantastic opportunity to get involved with Pro Mujer on a semester-long field study with the objective of helping develop…
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Celebrate Women Leaders

March 8th 2010 is International Women’s Day.  Inspired by New York City garment workers’ demand for better working conditions, International Women’s Day is now a time to  celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Unifem, UNESCO, and other organizations will be hosting events all over the world to celebrate…
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Expecting microfinance to promote immunizations?

Growing concern of the effectiveness of microfinance seems to be popping up everywhere.  A new empirical study by three economics professors claims microcredit alone is not the panacea for poverty that some hoped it would be. “The fact that some people expected much more from it (and perhaps they are right, may be it will…
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"Economica" - The Economics of Being a Woman

How do women interact with the economy? How can we work to alleviate poverty? How does investing in women change a country? The International Museum of Women’s current exhibit, Economica , tackles these issues and more.  Economica explores the role of women in the growing global economy through audio slideshows, podcasts, forum conversations and essays. …
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