Donor Direct Action’s New Website Launch

Donor Direct Action’s New Website Launch

Donor Direct Action's New Website Launch Dear friend, Today is Human Rights Day, and I want to invite you to celebrate it with me by exploring the new website of Donor Direct Action and learning more about this visionary organization that is working around the...
Donor Direct Action’s Official Launch

Donor Direct Action’s Official Launch

Donor Direct Action’s official launch, featuring Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Lynn Nottage and Robin Morgan, took place on March 9th at the Ford Foundation in New York City, hosted by director Jessica Neuwirth, DDA’s steering committee members, and artists Kate Whoriskey and Daniel...
Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize

I am so delighted to share the news with you that Dr. Denis Mukwege, Medical Director of Panzi Hospital in the Congo, has won the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor/activist from Iraq.  Both of these newly awarded Nobel...

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Washington Post article: Dr. Denis Mukwege accepts the 2013 Civil Courage Prize for his work at the Panzi Hospital

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 17, 2013
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Read article in The Washington Post.

Mouna Ghanem interviewed on Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 30, 2013
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Robin Morgan speaks with Mouna Ghanem about the efforts of the Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace to include women’s voices in the peace-building and democratic processes.

U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney hosts Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace at Capitol Hill roundtable

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 21, 2013
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Read the Huffington Post article

Support Women Building Peace in Syria

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 15, 2013
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As civil war rages in Syria, the Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace is working for a peaceful political transition to democracy and building a broad-based coalition of Syrian women across the political spectrum.

Syrian Women Call for Peace

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 11, 2013
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As mothers, as lovers of peace, and as Syrian women who want an end to war, we sign with tears in our eyes in order to stop this horrific violence against innocent people within Syria.

Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace joins Donor Direct Action as partner grantee

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 5, 2013
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Read more about SWFP

Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace petition to support building a democratic Syrian state

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 4, 2013
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Sign the petition

Learning to Read

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 27, 2013
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Afeeza is 24, with large, exquisite eyes like dark pools reflecting light. Yet she keeps her gaze cast down and covers her face with her veil.

The economic reintegration of women beneficiaries at Maison Bulengo

Human Rights Defender

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 21, 2013
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Human Rights Defender Throughout the DRC, ravaged by over two decades of war, the work is difficult and dangerous. In certain areas the female human…

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Garnering global support for a gang rape victim in Nepal

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 21, 2013
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Garnering global support for a gang rape victim in Nepal In 2011, Donor Direct Action issued our very first urgent appeal to help a Nepali…

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Like a Heaven

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 21, 2013
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Like a Heaven Occupational therapy at Panzi Hospital Every part hurts–feet, trudging weeks from her village now stinking of corpses, burnt huts, and surviving kinfolk…

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Transforming Outrage into Action – Hawa’s Story

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 21, 2013
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Transforming Outrage into Action – Hawa’s Story The little girl’s father believed boys and girls should be educated, and he opposed female genital mutilation (FGM).…