AUSB Sponsors Global Fund For Women ‘Architects For Change’ Reception

Global Fund for Women honorees

From left: Amina Doherty, Yvette Kathurima, Musimbi Kanyoro.

Antioch University Santa Barbara is co-hosting a special invitation-only reception on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in partnership with the Global Fund for Women to honor human rights activists who are architects for change.

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The event, which is part of the Antioch in Conversation series, will feature three women who have worked to inspire change and strengthen the women’s rights movement across the globe. They are:

Musimbi Kanyoro, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women and an advocate for health and human rights for women and girls around the world

Amina Doherty, a feminist activist who focuses on philanthropy and creative arts

Yvette Kathurima, head of advocacy at Femnet, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network, based in Kenya

In addition to AUSB, the event will be hosted by Junemarie Justus, AUSB Trustee Susan Rose, Janet Wolf, Libby Moore, and the Orfalea Foundation.

In light of numerous recent events around the world, from the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria, to the stoning of pregnant women in Pakistan, to the epidemic of rape on college campuses, it is critical for the world to hear about women who are fighting the courageous battle to advance women’s human rights. While the media focuses on the struggles and violence women face, the stories of these women leading change are inspirational.


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