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Daily Beast – Monday, 16, September 2013 (originally published 13 Sept)

Group picture of Women of the World Foundation and Vital Voices members

Image: Vital Voices

The Women in the World Foundation announced last night an expanded partnership with Vital Voices, the nonprofit organization born out of an initiative launched by former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeleine K. Albright.

The Women in the World Foundation was launched in September 2011 with the double mission of showcasing organizations and individuals around the globe working to improve the lives of women and girls, as well as making grants.

Since 2011 it has raised $2.6 million dollars and has made grants of over $1.1 million. In the first few months it made its first grant of $10,000 to the Liberian activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. Other recipients included non-profits led by women leaders such as Dr Hawa Abdi, Kakenya Ntaiya and Maria da Penha, among others . . .

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