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'One Woman Initiative' Announces First Grants to Women's Organizations in Five Nations
Date:6/3/2009

r Association will receive a $96,000 grant to provide women access to legal advice and training on issues related to women's rights, including domestic violence, trafficking of women, early marriage, and gender equality.
  • In the Philippines, Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc. will receive a $124,500 grant in 2009 to focus on conflict prevention through skills training, workshops and networking in the areas of conflict management and peace building. MKFI will develop and strengthen a network of women's peace organizations.

  • For more information about The One Woman Initiative, visit http://www.OneWomanInitiative.org.

    ABOUT THE GROUPS

    One Woman Initiative

    The One Woman Initiative is an international women's empowerment fund launched on May 12, 2008, with the Secretary of State and representatives of the diplomatic corps and NGO community at the U.S. State Department. With the pragmatic goals of engaging 10 corporate partners and working with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State, OWI's objective is that some $100 million dollars will be applied to empower women to achieve a local difference and a global impact in five years. For more information, go to http://www.OneWomanInitiative.org on the Web.

    USAID

    The U.S. Agency for International Development has been the lead U.S. Government agency providing economic development and humanitarian assistance to people around the world for more than 40 years. USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance fro
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