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June 1, 2010

My name is Annette Mukabera, a young retired Politician from Uganda. I got to know WIN through an inter-cultural exchange programme while I was serving as a Member of Parliament in the Parliament of Uganda(2001-2006). WIN provided me with oppotunities that have empowered me to serve my Country especially the most under privilaged. Through the WIN connections, I have received training, Awards for hard work and I have been humbled by the dedication and determination of this organisation that has crossed all possibly named barriers to bring the plight of women to the front and strengthened the womens' circle in the world to unite Women. My first experience happened in 2001 when I had just been elected as a Woman representative. I had so many ideas but was not really focused in relation to my priorities. Howeverr this exchange exposed me to the possiblities of change through planning, partnerships, networking, fundraising and prioritising my work. since then I am systematically working for my country. At any given time I am proud to have known WIN for I have the strength to cause change in my work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the causing of change in the lives of young girls through mentoring them to complete their education in spite of hardships for education is the key to success in Uganda

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Hi, I am a supporter of the Women's Intercultural Network. WIN recently participated in a major Trade Mission with the Phillipines. It involved many US based Political and Business leaders. The action items from this trade mission were reason enough to justify the mission and investment. The overall business benefits involving targeted cultural investment far exceed our expectations of return.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Business Developement

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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WIN has sent delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women every year since Beijing 1995,and taken the Beijing Platform for Action to every county in California, linked women internationally and shared effected models and strategies with other NGOs. WIN is a major proponent of a UN NGO 5th World Conference on Women.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Excellent programs at the UN

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Motivated, worked hard, visionary.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a major contribution to gender balance and ethnic diversity.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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I have been associated with WIN-CAWA for the past decade during which time, visibility of women’s concerns and impact on public life has grown tremendously in this region. They have been most effective in bringing to the forefront some critical issues to women’s empowerment through their regular legislative alerts, such as: what factors promote women’s access to representative politics in order to meet the goal of gender parity? Under what conditions can they and their male allies be effective in producing gender-sensitive public policy? I have greatly appreciated how WIN-CAWA has been able to play a central role in highlighting women’s struggles and connecting activists like me to so many others in the field. It has been so inspiring and motivating for me to promote similar issues such as CEDAW locally. The founder of WIN Aileen Hernandez and its current Director Marilyn Fowler are great examples of how to coordinate and mobilize support to fight for women’s justice and equity.

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My association with this organizations and its leaders have given me an added understanding of the struggles women still have to overcome here and in critical areas around the globe. It has also supported my own activism and leadership.

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WIN needs to expand its funding base to provide more organized activities as well as attract more committed supporters to spread its message and take on leadership roles.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting dedicated activists, understanding more clearly the role of engaging in changing public policy.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate about justice and equity and tireless in their advocacy.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

There would be many more million women & men promoting their message and bringing their vision to fruition.

Ways to make it better...

...there was more opportunities for direct interaction with the leadership and a mechanism for soliciting inputs and viewpoints

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funds, other resources and more supporters to carry out its mission

One thing I'd also say is that...

WIN tries to make sure that the struggles of women and girls around the globe are always in the public's mind, the world needs more efforts like theirs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 1, 2010

I got to know about WIN when I attended the fourth International Women Conference in Beijing, China. I felt so connected to the vision and philosophy of WIN that few months after we came back from the conference I contacted the SF Office and we have been involved since. I was in touch few years, then member and then serving on the board

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I personally learned a lot from my experience at WIN and the visionary people who were there before me.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would tell our stories more.... WIN is truly an organization that bridge local to global. We do great work and don't share our stories enough.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The true sense of sisterhood and striving for understanding amongst different cultures. Being on the right side of the issues.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

true to themselves and to the goals, mission and vision of the organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

wonderful... The organization can connect women in US to the women globally and share how they can build network and create synergy in 21st century for women empowerment.

Ways to make it better...

If I was close to where the Office of WIN is currently located.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funding..

One thing I'd also say is that...

WIN is an excellent model for other NGOs

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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I have been associated with WIN-CAWA since 2003 and I have done pro-bono work designing their web site as well as Art Director and Designer for major marketing collateral pieces – Author of mission statement and Editor for annual business plan. When I met the founder of WIN-CAWA she was a shining star who works harder than any one I know for the benefit of women and children. WIN-CAWA fights for women's rights in communities around the world giving them a voice in areas where they are barely considered human. It is incredible WIN-CAWA's ability to bring women together to fight for the rights of women and empower women. "when you lift a woman up you lift up the world"

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I have learned to be a better leader and honor myself as a woman. I love the regular updates about critical issues locally, statewide, nationwide and globally affecting women and girls. I have made incredible connections with women.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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The George-Straley Foundation has been impressed with the achievements of WIN-CAWA ever since its founding to implement the Platform for Action from the 4th UN World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995. We especially applaud the organizational efforts within California which have led to WIN-CAWA's representing some 700 women's organizations. And now the replication of this network in 30 additional states is amazing (U.S. Women Connect). The email alerts provided frequently keep us all apprised of critical legislative & advocacy priorities. Kudos to WIN-CAWA!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

weekly contacts via email

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage other donors to contribute to its projects

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

up-to-date information about priorities of concern to women

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

well-informed & visionary

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

launch projects of major benefit to women nationally & globally

Ways to make it better...

I took a more active role

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

budgetary

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope this organization places in the finalist category for "greatest nonprofits"

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Two things -- one related to policy, the other related to practice. Two goals emerged from the meetings following on the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 for the Task Force on The Girl Child: The ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ( CEDAW, also known as the Women's Rights Treaty), and the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Although almost all countries have done it, albeit with reservations, neither convention has been ratified by the USA. This is an embarrassment that needs to be addressed. I believe in WIN's commitment to realizing this next step toward universal human rights. Also: I support the ways that WIN/CAWA is creating a global network for women and girls to realize their full potential. It is exemplary.

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While my commitment has been voluntary, I continue to support the vision and goals of WIN/CAWA. These have provided guiding principles, and support for me, personally and professionally for the past 15 years.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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From my introduction to the Women’s Intercultural Network to my involvement with WIN as a current board member, I have developed an appreciation for the dynamism of WIN in connecting women across cultures personally and virtually for collective action and mutual understanding. More than a million women and organizations are currently connected internationally and nationally in 30 states in the United States and ever growing under the leadership and management of WIN’s President and CEO Marilyn Fowler. Marilyn has more than 30 years of experience in organizing and managing organizations to respond to the concerns of women and girls. WIN’s strength is that WIN does not duplicate what other women’s organizations do. WIN connects these organizations and amplifies what they do for collective action for the common good. I know of no other organization whose mission is to be the mechanism to allow women on the ground the ability to communicate beyond geographic boundaries what they do to tackle tough issues affecting women and girls. These issues are identified in the platform for action developed from the United Nations Beijing Women’s conference in 1995 to advance the goals of equality and equity for women and girls. As an NGO with consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, WIN is in a strategic position to organize educational venues at the UN and represent women’s interest to international policy makers. WIN is a testament to what can be accomplished with an effective organizational model and dedicated leadership. WIN has been the premiere network that organizes; not an organization that networks. With your financial assistance, WIN has the potential to amplify the voices of many more women and girls. Join now so WIN can amplify what you are as a woman and what your organization represents on behalf of women. Check out WIN’s website at http://www.win-cawa.org.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

WIN has added depth to my professional work as an aide to a Member of Congress by demonstrating how WIN connects, organizes, and communicates with women on the ground.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

WIN needs to increase its funding base to increase its ability to organize more women and organizations serving women, to impact public policy, and be resources to each other.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting women from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring more peace and understanding in the world.

Ways to make it better...

there was a more diversified composition of the board of directors.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

increasing financial resources and membership.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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I went to the UN Commission on the Status of Women Beijing + 15 with WIN in New York City, March 1.- 12. 2010. After this inspiring and motivating meeting I volunteered with WIN, writing articles and developing social media sites. I am now a compassionate member of the WIN Global Advisory Counsil. WIN connects women and girls across cultures, differences, and countries. From my hometown Oslo, Norway, I realize over and over how important this mission is. Women's organizations need to be connected to work for change locally and globally. I am now looking for Norwegian organizations to connect with WIN.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by participating at Beijing +15, where WIN did two remarkable panels, and by following the amazing leader Marilyn Fowler in her impressive work to connect women and girls across cultures.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would be grateful to see WIN being funded at a larger scale so that the organization can do its important work without being limited by the funding aspect.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its remarkable ability to connect girls and women across cultures, differences, and countries.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have worked closely with the amazing Marilyn Fowler. She works tirelessly to make changes locally and globally so that women all over the globe can enjoy equal rights. I have also met several women working with compassion for WIN's mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world to become a more equal place where girls and women had a stronger and wiser voice.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had better funding.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

WIN is searching for global connections. This has happened, is happening, and will conitnue happening. Stable funding will support this important process.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'm impressed by the work this organization puts down to really make a change.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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