Conferences & Campaigns

abccThe Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has been working tirelessly to help prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate this disease since 1992. With more than $780 million raised and donated to breast cancer programs around the world through 2012, Avon is the leading corporate supporter of the cause globally. The Crusade’s life-saving work supports awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to care, support services, and scientific research. Beneficiaries range from leading cancer research centers to local, nonprofit breast health programs, creating a powerful international network of research, medical, social service, and community-based breast cancer organizations. Avon Breast Cancer Crusade


logo-speak-outAvon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence is a campaign launched by the Avon Foundation for Women to build awareness, educate, and improve prevention and direct service programs of domestic violence. Through the end of 2012, in the U.S. alone, we have provided more than $33 million for the domestic violence cause. Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse with the goal of establishing or maintaining power and control over the victim. It can happen occasionally or continuously and often worsens over time. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, mental, and financial abuse. Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. Speak Out 


DoveLogo_120x83Dove Campaign to Make All Girls Unstoppable is committed to building positive self-esteem and inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential—but we need your help. We’re building a movement in which women everywhere have the tools to take action and inspire each other and the girls in their lives. It could be as simple as sending a word of encouragement to a girl in your life or supporting self-esteem education in your town. From mentoring the next generation to celebrating real beauty in ourselves and others, we can open a world of possibilities for women and girls everywhere. The Dove Campaign


download (1)The Girl Effect  is a campaign movement. It’s about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world. It’s about making girls visible and changing their social and economic dynamics by providing them with specific, powerful and relevant resources. Created by the Nike Foundation in collaboration with the NoVo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls, the girl effect is fuelled by hundreds of thousands of girl champions who recognise the untapped potential of adolescent girls living in poverty. The Girl Effect


downloadHalf the Sky Movement: Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn took on this urgent moral challenge in 2009 with their acclaimed best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (already in its 25th printing in hardback). They encouraged readers all over the world to do the same. Now, a landmark movement — inspired by Kristof and WuDunn’s work and also entitled Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide — is working to amplify the book’s impact. Ignited by a high-profile national television event and fueled by innovative multi-platform initiatives, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is galvanizing even more people to join the burgeoning movement for change. Half the Sky


zzzzzzLamaze International is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using their practices. The 2014 Confluence: Lamaze & DONA flowing together for safe, healthy birth and beyond, will take place September 18 – 21, 2014 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Kansas City, Missouri. Lamaze International Annual Conference


newnmwelogoThe McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs Project seeks to spotlight the creative assets of women and help address issues of opportunity and innovation, recruitment and retention for women in journalism. It seeks to advance and support funding for new women-led news idea. The McCormick Foundation supports free, vigorous and diverse news media that provide citizens the vital information they need to make reasoned decisions in a democracy. The Journalism Program is committed to non-profits that support leadership in news organizations, develop future journalists and strengthen the quality of journalism. New Media Women


zzMothers Acting Up (MAU) is a movement of mothers stretching traditional mothering roles to include advocating for the world’s children. MAU’s mission is to mobilize mothers to act on behalf of the world’s children. MAU provides inspiration, education and tools to take action; you provide passion and commitment. The official MAU Vision statement is (feel free to quote, tweet, or needle point on sofa cushions): We work to create a world that prioritizes and protects the lives of the world’s children. By mobilizing our gigantic political and economic strength we can ensure the health, education and safety of every child, not just a privileged few. Mothers Acting Up


biaag-logoPlan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to support millions of girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them. Supporting girls’ education is one of the single best investments we can make to help end poverty. From raising your hand to sponsoring a girl in a developing country, see how you can get involved and make a lasting difference to girls’ lives.  Because I am a Girl


MHOF_SmDrawing on Andrea O’Reilly’s and Barbara Katz Rothman’s notions of patriarchal motherhood, the Museum of Motherhood asks, what factors, past and present, inform our new ways of understanding motherhood, fatherhood, and notions of family? The conference organizers encourage submissions that provide critical insights into mothering, fathering, and family issues; that draw direct links between theories and/or research findings; or that offer practical approaches to issues facing contemporary mothers and families. Following in the footsteps of both O’Reilly and Rothman, the overarching goal of this conference is to provide an environment to explore new ideas and approaches for tackling issues that concern mothers as well as important others who fill a care giving role in the family. The conference will be held at the Museum of Motherhood, 401 East 84th Street, New York, NY on March 6, 7, 8.  Museum of Motherhood

NMCS-2013-2National Multicultural Conference and Summit’s 
vision is to convene scientists, practitioners, scholars, and students, in psychology and related fields to inform and inspire multicultural theory, research, and practice. Multiculturalism is envisioned as inclusive of experiences related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, indigenous heritage, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, social class and socioeconomic status, and other social identities. Given the theme of Transforming Multicultural Psychology: Engagement, Renewal, and Action across Generations, the primary objectives for NMCS 2013 are to engage in the process of transforming multicultural psychology through education, policy, practice, research, science, theory, and training, and to dialogue across generations about past, present, and future waves of education, policy, practice, research, science, theory, and training in multicultural psychology. Conference and Summit 2013


zzzWomen Veterans Rock is a 10 year research study of America’s Women Veterans, commissioned by the Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation.  This long-term study will be conducted by the Women Veterans Research Consortium, a newly created division of The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation.  With the establishment of the Women Veterans Research Consortium, The Foundation has expanded its capacity to conduct extensive focus group studies of: women veterans; the children and families of women veterans; the service providers who provide supportive services to women veterans; and to research the emerging trends of caregiving in the families of America’s Women Veterans. This 10 year study examines the challenges, opportunities and barriers facing America’s Women Veterans as they transition from military service to civilian life. Women Veterans Rock