Something’s About to Change for LGBTQ Youth Organizations

LGBT Youth Community of Our Providers (CO-OP) launched Wednesday, October 15th.

Please Note:  Our original post failed to credit the great work of CenterLink and of YouthLink advocacy network. We apologize for this omission. The CO-OP is intended to be a complement to these efforts.

By Yvette Scorse

A Guest Post from Safe Spaces Project, a Tides Project

More than 800 community groups and nonprofits in the U.S. provide services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)...


Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn Announce Half the Sky Movement: The Game to Help Empower Women and Girls Around the World

Pulitzer-Prize winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn announced this morning the March 4th launch of the latest installment of the Half the Sky Movement: a web-based game. Half the Sky Movement: The Game is a game-based adventure that aims to reach mainstream audiences to raise awareness and donations to empower women and girls around the world.

Women's Community Clinic: An Interview with Carlina Hansen

The mission of the Women’s Community Clinic is to improve the health and well-being of women and girls within the context of their values:  “We believe preventive, educational care is essential to lifelong health and that all women deserve excellent health care, regardless of their ability to pay and that “We work hard to ensure that each client feels comfortable and safe using her voice to direct the care she receives.” Each year, the Clinic has expanded the number of patients served or the scope of care offered, and often both, to continue to scale up its efforts and care for more women. 95% of the women that seek care from the Women’s Community Clinic are uninsured and as clients of the Clinic, they are able to get high-quality care for low or no cost; thereby providing a “safety net” for those most in need.

Congratulations to Lisa Hall!

Many congratulations to Lisa Hall, Tides board member and CEO of the Calvert Foundation, for her recognition by Good Business New York as one of the Leading Women in 2012. Lisa was recognized for her work with the Calvert Foundation to help improve the lives of women world-wide, and specifically for her stewardship of WIn WIN: The Women Investing in Women Initiative. Excerpts from the Good Business New York Leading Women press release about the award and Lisa's work are below.

Ending Modern Slavery

After stepping off the podium at the United Nations, President Obama made a special commitment – to ending modern day slavery. Not just in remote corners of the developing world. But here in this country as well. Many of the slaves today are girls. Born in this country. Hidden in plain view.

Live from Rio+20, Day Two: "Favelas and Protests"

This morning I ventured the opposite direction from Rio Centro where the UN Rio+20 negotiations are taking place, and travelled with colleagues to the Cachoeirinha (I was told it means “waterfall”) Favela in Rio de Janeiro. These shantytowns are quite common in Rio, well over one million strong, located within and around the city limits.

Live from Rio+20, Day One: Women and Reproductive Health

This week begins the major UN Rio+20 “Earth Summit”, and I’ve just arrived at the sprawling “Rio Centro” complex where the official UN negotiations and many non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) side-events are taking place.  While here for the duration of the meeting, I’ll be covering women and reproductive health (RH) issues as relate to the official UN proceedings, the NGO perspectives, and global south women’s personal stories on how Rio+20 touches their lives.

Mainstreaming Gender Lens Investing

“We’d love to have a gender lens, but we’d have nothing to invest in.” I rocked back on my heels, absorbing this statement from the head of the Africa division of a large social investment fund.

Investing in women is an opportunity, not a constraint—and one that can accelerate change for everyone.

Yet he is not alone. Two years ago, when I first talked with the head of a domestic fund investing in women entrepreneurs, she said, “Jackie I don’t have a gender lens.” Her concern was that a...


Women’s Empowerment and Family Planning: Key to Success at Rio+20 Environment Meeting

New York, NY: In a few short days, world leaders will converge on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in an urgent effort to protect the global environment for current and future generations. Their success - or failure - could hinge on the engagement of a pivotal, but often neglected, group of stakeholders: the world’s women.

The June 20-22 United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit will draw more than 120 heads of state, as well as tens of thousands of delegates, activists and media representatives.  At issue are the planet’s air, land,...


To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

PBS’ To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe' is the only woman-owned news analysis program on national and international TV.  The program brings thoughtful, intelligent analysis to a multi-platform audience (TV, WiFi, Web, Twitter) and covers issues not covered in depth by any other show on TV.

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