San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Women Report from Abroad: Personal Stories of Foreign Aid Success
This program part of our monthlong commemoration of International Women's Day (March 8) and focuses on how US foreign aid helps improve the lives of women and girls in developing nations.
We are joined by Oxfam America in presenting this program, which will feature an inspiring story from Rokeya Kabir, a frontline activist for women's rights and human rights in Bangladesh. In 2005, Rokeya was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as part of the "1000 Women for Peace". She is the founder and executive director of the Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha - one of the principal women's organizations in Bangladesh and has directly served, since 1986, about 100,000 women.
Dining for Women founder and president Marsha Wallace will also be speaking at the event and focusing on our core mission of investing in women and girls in developing countries - how it pays off and the positive role that US Foreign Aid plays in those efforts.
When & Where
Rebecca Metzger: 805-319-9275
Dining for Women is a global giving circle dedicated to transforming lives and eradicating poverty among women and girls in the developing world. Through member education and engagement, as well as the power of collective giving, Dining for Women funds grassroots organizations that empower women and girls and promote gender equity. More information at www.diningforwomen.org.