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A Word with Guillaume Fonkenell

Posted 16 February 2021 in EMpower News   |   Share

This month, EMpower President and CEO Cynthia Steele spoke with him to get more insight into the values that drive his philanthropy.

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EMpower Launches Capacity Development Initiative with Credit Suisse in Asia

Posted 05 February 2021 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News   |   Share

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$458,500 Approved at HK Grants Meeting!

Posted 01 February 2021 in EMpower News   |   Share

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An Interview with Jim Valone, Wellington

Posted 20 January 2021 in EMpower News   |   Share

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EMpower webinar showcases ‘‘A Window of Opportunity: Programming With and For Very Young Adolescent Girls” report in Spanish!

Posted 17 December 2020 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News   |   Share

EMpower is excited to release EMpower’s report ‘‘A Window of Opportunity: Programming With and For Very Young Adolescent Girls” in Spanish! To mark the occasion, EMpower hosted a webinar featuring longtime grantee partner Tiempo de Juego. Founded in 2006, Tiempo de Juego works to empower young people in Bogota, Colombia through health education and life skills training.

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A Young Leader pens a powerful statement on Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

Posted 10 December 2020 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Imagine not being able to take a morning run, not being able to wear your favourite shirt, not being able to go to the post office. Imagine not being able to live freely and always feel confined because your body and its politics are those of others. Now imagine being a woman in South Africa. For centuries women in this country have fought for their seat at the table of basic human decency. By protesting and standing up for each other, for themselves but especially for the next generation who must endure the harsh realities of a patriarchal world. Since the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 it became extremely evident that women and girls are safe nowhere, especially in their households as numbers of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) have drastically increased.

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