Mission: As leaders, the North Dakota Women’s Network serves as the catalyst for improving the lives of women through communication, legislation and increased public activism.
Geographic areas served: North Dakota
Programs: The core mission goals of ndwn are accomplished through communication, increased public awareness and organizational capacity. Our efforts to assess the needs of north dakota women were accomplished with the aid of focus group research conducted in 2007 and additional focus groups with middle and high school students. Ndwn sends out quarterly newsletters and email alerts to members and potential members providing updates on legislation, events, latest research and other issues of interest. Ndwn has built a membership of over 200 members. Ndwn has created strong partnerships with women's organizations by assisting in organizing events for women across the state of north dakota.
I cannot say enough good things about the North Dakota Women's Network. I continue to be inspired by their commitment to all women's rights and their flexibility in meeting diverse needs in our complex state. The Women's Network consistently proves itself to be courageous, compassionate, and responsive. It is an honor to collaborate with them to bring about systemic change for the sake of women and girls.
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The ND Women's Network is a great example of a rural state's effectiveness in motivating statewide coalition efforts. It's very much a grassroots effort, and while fairly new is already a policy force.