Submitted by: Global Fund for Women
Categories: Human Resources & Diversity
Posted: Apr 30, 2002 – 12:00 AM EST
Apr. 30 /CSRwire/ - SAN FRANCISCO, California - The Global Fund for Women has been named a Gold and Silver award winner for excellence in communications in the 2002 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program. The awards program is sponsored by the Council on Foundations and the Communications Network and recognizes effective communications efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and corporate giving programs. The Global Fund for Women received a Gold Award in the Magazines/Periodicals category, a Gold Award in the Guidelines for Grantseekers category, a Gold Award in the Web Sites category, and a Silver Award in the Annual or Biennial Reports category. The award will be presented at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Council on Foundations in Chicago on Tuesday, April 30, 2002.
"We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to educate the public about women's human rights issues around the world," said Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women. "Our goal at the Global Fund is to make women's voices heard and expand their choices."
Entries to the awards program included annual or biennial reports, guidelines for grantseekers, magazine/periodicals, public information campaigns and Web sites. This year 230 entries were submitted to the awards program.
The Global Fund for Women is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that supports women's rights organizations in every part of the world. It is the largest foundation in the world that focuses exclusively on international women's rights and the only organization in the U.S. with this mission. The Global Fund for Women envisions a just and democratic world where women and men participate equally in all aspects of society. Grants support women's organizations working to protect women from violence, increase girls' access to education, and improve economic opportunity. Since 1987, the Global Fund has given over $23 million to seed, strengthen and link over 2,000 groups in 158 countries. More information is available in 8 languages at www.globalfundforwomen.org.