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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 13:27

Participate in the Action!

Our conversations are only the first step to everything happening inside the Global Room for Women. We have vibrant, inventive women from around the world that are ready to open their lives to know about yours, share ideas and expertise, and perhaps even work together on a particular topic important to you both. You can write to them directly by going to their story page or to “My Global Room” where they have created a profile. Contact methods and additional information is available at wwww.globalroomforwomen.com Share your ideas and suggestions or follow what others are doing to organize a response to a particular request, by going to a global guest's profile in “My Global Room!”

Here are some ways to get involved with our past featured guests. If you organize a response to one of these requests, please let us know so we can feature your story on our site. Invite others to join! Send this page by copying this URL or click on the Facebook or Twitter Icon and send it to your network of friends! The meaning lies in the small next steps together!

 

Opportunities to Engage with Our Global Sisters:

Can you help support young young women seeking to learn more about multi-faith leadership?  The North American Interfaith Network, (www.nain.org) is a network  of multi-faith councils and projects throughout the US and Canada. They are looking for ways to offer scholarships to bright and capable young women seeking to learn more about multi-faith leadership in many areas of service to their communities. Please look at their website to appreciate their global diversity and interfaith work. You may contribute to the scholarship by contacting Bettina Gray, Chair, North American Interfaith Network at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and invest in young women leaders of the future.

Do you want to help provide a megaphone to young Palestinians who are peacefully advocating for change, but can't be heard beyond their borders? Contact Pam Bailey at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Do you know of an organization or professional working on stopping the exploitation of children who would be willing to share advice and counsel with a woman starting an orphanage in Thailand?
Contact Merekaraka Caesar at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Australia)

Do you have ideas for selling beautiful African jewelry made by rural women in Kenya? All proceeds help pay for their children’s school tuition and uniforms. Contact the “Beads4Peace” project, Anne Fitzgerald at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Boston)

A Nigerian mother and child rights advocate would like help to identify US organizations or medical professionals performing children’s eye surgeries in Africa. Write to Biola Adimula at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Nigeria)

Do you know of an organization that donates farming equipment to African countries, or anyone who might be interested in a micro-lending project for rural women farmers in Africa? Contact Biola Adimula at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Nigeria)

A Palestinian woman, a peace builder who brings Arab and Jewish women together, is doing workshops demonstrating her techniques in ways we can use in our own lives. She is in the States through May and ready to do a workshop in your area. See her work at www.beyondwords.org.il. Write Itaf Awad at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Palestine)

Looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity in Africa? Visit www.ripplesintl.or.ke, an AIDS relief operation in rural Kenya reaching 13,000 children impacted by AIDS. Contact Founder Mercy Chidi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Kenya)

Do you know of organizations working on violence against girls that would offer advice or resources to the founder of the first abuse shelter for girls in Kenya? Contact Founder Mercy Chidi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Kenya)

ESL opportunity with Iraqi women! A small group of educated, open-hearted Iraqi women living in Baghdad would love casual Skype conversations with American women in order to improve their English-speaking abilities. Please write to Azhar Alhakim at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Iraq)

A South African woman helps grassroots women living in the townships of Capetown sell their exquisite hand-made jewelry and crafts. She could use some advice about ways to bring their work to the US. Write Madelein Mkunu at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (South Africa)

Would you like to improve dialogue in your family or community? Libby Traubman is co-Founder of Jewish/Palestinian Living Room Dialogues in San Mateo, CA, and she has free guides, tools, and practices to share! Contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (San Mateo)

Do you know of opportunities for an inspirational speaker? Amber Chand, originally from Uganda, has worked with women living in the shadows of war. She speaks about new global conversations and becoming global women with grace and dignity. Write to Amber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and see her work at www.womenspeacecollection.com.
(Boston)

Do you know of teachers working with youth leadership who would be interested in comparing notes and exchanging ideas and approaches with a vibrant, creative teacher working with youth in modern-day Pune, India? Please write Reena Ginwala at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (India)

 

Success Story

Nancy Musgrave, a mother and teacher living in Dallas, attended a recent Global Room call featuring Mercy Chidi, founder of Ripples International in Kenya. She was deeply moved, and has decided to travel with her entire family this summer to visit Mercy’s AIDS relief operation. Her husband, Paul Musgrave, a strategic analyst for children’s hospitals in the US, will be conducting an entire operational analysis of a children’s hospital currently under construction by Ripples. This critical report is desperately needed in order to secure supportive medical partnerships. The hospital is slated to serve over 14,000 children in rural Africa. Listening to one another’s stories is the first step to action in the world!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 11:08
 

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