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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and even if we support women’s rights all the year, this specific day is dedicated to women. There are still so many things to do, so many women to help and support… Last year we were with Max Dana and we have met with great women. We hope we will be able to organize an event next year, we are working on it. Meanwhile, we invite you to read the post Max Dana published this morning. You can comment on ...


Join Raised Voices and Women for Women UK tomorrow!

Raised Voices, a choir of men and women with a fantastic repertoire of political songs will be singing in Central London and Women for Women International UK would love to see you there on Thu 12 August! The choir, which frequently performs at political and cultural events will be there from 6.30 pm, joined by staff from Women for Women International UK. About Raised Voices: Raised Voices is a London-based political choir of women and men. We sing a ...


Pray The Devil Back To Hell on July 29th in London

Women for Women International in association with All Saints Church, Peckham, presents a special screening of Pray The Devil Back To Hell, by Gini Reticker. She is one of the world’s leading filmmakers on women’s issues and she produced Asylum, the 2004 Academy Award-nominated short focusing on the story of a Ghanaian woman who fled female genital mutilation to seek political asylum in the U.S.; and was the producer/director of 1994 Sundance ...


Run for Congo Women in London on July 3!

Run for Congo Women is a grassroots movement benefiting Women for Women International‘s Congo program. Last month we announced the run in San Francisco; this week, the first official Run for Congo Women UK (and only run in Europe) will be taking place at the Regents Park Race on July 3rd 2010.  You can get all the information you need on this page. If you will participate to the race and if you want to share your run experience with us just like ...


Run for Congo Women: Big Things Begin with Small Steps

The Run for Congo Women has been working to raise awareness and funds in the U.S. and abroad to support Congolese women. As you already know if you read the Sama Gazette, we support the Women for Women campaign and we posted about the Run for Congo Women in San Francisco. Among the runners in San Francisco on June 12, 2010 was Carissa Weir from Oakland, California. A former actress and now a ‘filmmaker in the making’ according to her short ...


Run for Congo Women in San Francisco on June 12!

Run for Congo Women (RFCW) is a global run/walk movement benefiting Women for Women International‘s Congo program, and we already mentioned it several times on the Sama Gazette. On March 10, 2010, we published Max Dana‘s post: International Women’s Day: Extraordinary Women in which she focused on the courageous and amazing women fighting for women’s rights. She paid tribute to four of these women: Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO, Women ...


Mother’s Day: Gifts, articles and mothers over the world

Mother’s Day is an annual holiday that recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society. In the United States, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May (May 8 this year) but in Norway it was celebrated in February, in France it will be on May 30, in Indonesia in December… Every country its own date to celebrate Mothers. So we decided to celebrate Mother’s Day ...


Children Mending Hearts: Gala Fundraiser in Hollywood

Last year, Sama Reader N’Gaye sent us an email about an organization raising awareness about Congo we decided to mention in: RAISE Hope for Congo: Activism you can wear. A few months ago, it’s Sama Reader Lissa who commented on Darfur, Congo, Burma: is ‘good will’ enough? about the great work this organization was doing. She has been following the organization news and events since then and this weekend Lissa sent us an email about a  ...


Women for Women with Kate Spade and Designers

Last week, it was on Friday to be precise, we could read some interesting information from Women for Women International and Women for Women UK. Women for Women International presented their partnership with Kate Spade New York, and Women for Women UK updated its brand new twitter background, introducing a new collection of t-shirts to buy. Let’s see what it is all about! About Kate Spade New York (read more here and shop products made by women ...


International Women’s Day: Extraordinary Women

  Last Monday was the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. Many events were organized in many countries, and our last Twitter Sunday updates were dedicated to Women for Women and CARE. Yesterday, Max Dana posted an article on her blog: – ‘International Women’s Day: Ordinary Extraordinary Women” . Many Sama-Readers sent us emails and commented to know if Max was doing something special for Women’s Day; the ...






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