Women's Empowerment

New Support Systems for Community-based MicroFinance in India

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More than 50 microfinance groups in Arunachal Pradesh, India are meeting their goals through a community-support network and statewide system for training, collaboration, and loan management. Since 2012, 100% of all loans have been repaid, with loans used to finance livelihood projects benefiting 3,200 women and families.

Future Generations Fall Newsletter 2013

Publisher: 
Future Generations
Date: 
October, 2013

This Fall 2013 newsletter of Future Generations and Future Generations Graduate School features photos and stories on:

  • New President, Everett Ressler
  • Graduation of the Inaugural Kathryn W. Davis Peacebuilding Class
  • Success Mapping and Peer Exchanges in Haiti
  • Partnership-Based Approach for Peru Community Health
  • West Virginia Veteran Friendly Communities
  • Women's Self-Help Groups in India
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Master's Candidate Maryam Safi Blogs on Women's Empowerment in Afghanistan

Female Empowerment, Culture and National Pride in Afghanistan

Pax Populi features a blog by Maryam Safi, a Master's candidate of Future Generations Graduate School. In this blog, Maryam joins hundreds of women as they celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 in Bag-e-Babar, Kabul.

Editor's Note

From Health to Income Generation: Self-Help Group Cooperatives in Arunachal Pradesh, India

 "First, we were thinking this idea was not possible, then we started hoping and we learned new ideas and skills that we are now applying."

Mrs. K Yam, one of the first volunteers, a founder of a women’s group, and more recently a founder and member of a Self-Help Group.

Two Decades of Global Impact Report

Authors: 
Future Generations
Authors: 
Future Generations Graduate School
Publisher: 
Future Generations
Date: 
September, 2012

The Two Decades of Global Impact report highlights the role and achievements of Future Generations since its founding in November 1992. The report highlights key achievements in community-based learning, health, conservation, peacebuilding, and higher education for development practitioners. A summary of key achievements include:  

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Aljazeera features Peruvian Women's Action Groups and Soccer Leagues

A Woman Leader, Juana Estrada, trained by Future Generations Peru in maternal and child health, created a women's soccer league in rural Cusco that has the added benefit of bringing together older and younger women from remote villages to gain health knowledge and discuss shared challenges.

View the video on Aljazeera's website>.

Empowering Women Leaders Worldwide for Community Change

Authors: 
Future Generations Graduate School
Date: 
June, 2011

Learn about alumnae of the Future Generations Graduate School and enjoy select profiles of exemplary women leaders featured in this booklet. These women are leaders paving the way for community change in their home countries. Since 2003, the Master's Degree program in Applied Community Change and Conservation has equipped these women with skills in such areas as conservation, empowerment, health, and peacebuilding. These women learn these skills while living in their communities interacting with faculty and sharing lessons with each other during four one-month residentials.

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Arunachal Fact Sheet

Authors: 
Future Generations
Publisher: 
Future Generations
Date: 
January, 2012

This two-page fact sheet introduces the major activities of Future Generations Arunachal.

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Term III Master’s Degree Residential in Peru: Tools for Empowerment

The rural Quechuan community of Pitumarca in Cusco, Peru, has become a model site and regional training center for health and integrated development. In March 2011 students representing seven countries learned from this success and Peru’s community-oriented health system as part of the Term III residential of the Master’s Degree program in Applied Community Change and Conservation. Courses in “Going to Scale,” “Food and Water Security,” and “Empowerment,” wove theory with case studies, field applications, and experiences from each student’s own community.

Annual Report 2010: Global Lessons Coming Home

Authors: 
Future Generations
Authors: 
Future Generations Graduate School
Date: 
February, 2011

This 2010 Annual Report features five core lessons that Future Generations and the Future Generations Graduate School advanced during the last year:

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