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How paid sick days can mean safe days for women.

By Mari Villaluna on September 24th, 2007

“Get out of my room!” he screamed at me.

I said nothing, except for knocking down his video tapes.  It was at this point he charged me, and knocked me to the ground.  I used my will and all my strength to fight back while trying to escape his apartment.

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Thanks to The Women’s Foundation for the experience of a lifetime!

By Sharon Wise on September 18th, 2007

Dear Washington Area Women’s Foundation,

My name is Sharon Wise and I’m one of the students enrolled in the Female Property Management Certificate training at Southeastern University (a Stepping Stones Jobs Fund Grantee Partner).
 
I just wanted to let you know that everything is great!  I love my class and I am learning so much. I am in a communications class and the facilitators are so funny and smart.  I did not know there were so many ways to email, write letters and express oneself.

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Change up your lunch routine, and learn how to change up our community.

By Lynn Parseghian on September 14th, 2007

The 2006 Leadership Luncheon convinced me that I needed to get involved with The Women’s Foundation.

I have never seen so many dynamic women — so powerfully and passionately committed to helping other women — all in one place at the same time!

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Ayuda: Fighting slavery in our own backyard.

By Lisa Kays on September 14th, 2007

Ayuda is deeply familiar with the struggles of low-income immigrants in the Washington, D.C. area. We have been at the forefront of providing multi-lingual social and legal services to immigrants for the past 34 years. Ayuda routinely helps immigrants reunite with their families, apply for citizenship or asylum and protect themselves and their children from domestic violence.

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The revolution will begin with women.

By Lisa Kays on September 13th, 2007

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s International Humanitarian Symposium and awards ceremony.  The event this year was themed, "The Changing Face of Philanthropy: Evolution or Revolution?"

I couldn’t help but be pleased to note that throughout the symposium and dinner discussions–formal and informal–that there was an important subtext. 

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Washington 100: Giving that makes you feel like a million bucks.

By Lisa Kays on September 10th, 2007

You don’t have to be a millionaire to give a million, or to feel like it, when you’re partDoreen and Barbara of the power of giving together.

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Marjorie Sims speaks out on WAMU!

By Lisa Kays on September 6th, 2007

On Labor Day, Marjorie Sims took to the airwaves on WAMU, during the Diane Rehmwoman with drill Show, to offer a powerful commentary on the importance of investing in nontraditional pathways to opportunity for women in our region. Hear her speak out.

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SOME: Helping D.C.’s homeless access food, a new future.

By Nathania H. Dallas on August 28th, 2007

On almost any street in D.C., you will probably encounter people sleeping on the sidewalk or asking for money, and the majority will probably be men.  Such encounters with homelessness have generated the idea that it primarily affects the male population.  (And, as was mentioned earlier on this blog, so have some films and the media.)

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Low-income women missing on Mommy War battlefield.

By Lisa Kays on August 23rd, 2007

The "Mommy Wars," as they’re known, are heating up again, but there are key players missing from the field, it would seem. 

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A Tanzanian take on the Portrait Project.

By Sherell Fuller on August 15th, 2007

In an idle moment, a new idea popped into my head, which was to randomly select any area of the world, and profile the status of women in that particular region (in relation to women’s leadership and health and safety), sort of like a mini Portrait Project. This was a quick, fun way to see what’s going on with women outside of my home, and it’s fitting as The Women’s Foundation is in the process of reviewing Leadership Awards, which focuses on health and safety this round.

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