Women Empowerment Programs, Women Empowerment Education Projects



International Women's Day (8 March): How will you be celebrating? 1 Reply

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and…Continue

Started by Sonia Perry. Last reply by Sonia Perry Feb 27.

Commission on the Status of Women 59th Session - March 2015, NYC

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of…Continue

Started by Kirsten McGregor Feb 12.

Pakistan Opportunity

Are there any WNGE members from Pakistan or have experience working in Pakistan with an interest in gender empowement?  If so, please contact Kirsten McGregor at kmcgregor@fielding.edu.Continue

Started by Kirsten McGregor Feb 10.


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The Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) is currently undergoing a process of re-envisioning and restructuring.  Our new direction is reflected in the mission and goals below.  We will launch our new technology platform in the Fall of 2015, but in the meantime please remain active on this community platform.  If you are interested in participating in the development process please contact WNGE Associate Director, Kirsten McGregor, at kmcgregor@fielding.edu.

Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) is an engaged and diverse ecosystem comprised of global members committed to research, collaboration, and action in support of women’s and gender issues. WNGE is focused on impacting change with cross-cutting measures in sectors including education, health care, environment, poverty, violence prevention, equality, and globalization.

WNGE is dedicated to impacting change by connecting local, regional, and national initiatives to a global community through innovative ecosystems, collaborative networks, and scholar activism.


  • Create a Resilient, Visible, and Connected Global Network 
  • Support Effectiveness and Collaboration to Accelerate and Sustain Action 
  • Democratize Funding and Target Investments Based on Impact Metrics 
  • Nurture, Direct and Harness Scholar Activism to Impact Engagement 
  • Synthesize and Structure Information to Build Global Awareness, Impact Policy, and Guide Research

United Nations Partnership

WNGE is a recognized and registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN-DPI). We are actively engaged with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the functional commissions of ECOSOC, primarily: Commission on the Status of Women, Commission for Social Development, and Commission on Sustainable Development. As an international NGO representing partners from around the globe, WNGE contributes to issues of critical concern to the global development agenda.

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WNGE is generously supported by the Fielding Graduate Universityprivate foundations, and engaged individuals who are impacting change, like you.

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Laura Katherine Fitzgerald is now a member of Women Empowerment Programs, Women Empowerment Education Projects
Jun 23


Blog Posts

Combating Violence and Discrimination

JOIN The Carter Center on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 10, for the Human Rights Defenders Forum which focuses on the rights of women and girls. Select forum sessions will be webcast live


"In February, more than 60 scholars, activists, and religious leaders from 20 countries…


Posted by Sonia Perry on February 9, 2015 at 9:30am

Studio Samuel Weekly is out! Edition of 21 January 2015

Here's the Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 edition of the Studio Samuel Weekly online newspaper.

Stories via Global Women’s Leadership Network, Half the Sky Movement, and Women Thrive Worldwide.…


Posted by Sonia Perry on January 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

Online Course: The Challenges of Global Poverty

MIT and edX are offering a course called The Challenges of Global Poverty starting 3 Feb 2015. It is an online course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty. I am signed up for the course. Curious to see if anyone in the network is taking the course too.

You can take the course for free or pursue a verified certificate for a fee.…


Posted by Sonia Perry on January 23, 2015 at 9:30pm

Studio Samuel Weekly has launched!

I am pleased to announce the launch of Studio Samuel Weekly, an online newspaper dedicated to news related to female empowerment worldwide.

Studio Samuel Foundation is a 501(c)(3) creating opportunity for girls in Ethiopia through education, healthcare and community, with program support from Studio Samuel's locally based fair trade line.

Posted by Sonia Perry on January 23, 2015 at 1:00pm

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