In this episode, Kavita Ramdas proclaims, “We are the women of India. We are not flowers, we are the sparks that will ignite change.” Kavita is the Director of the Women’s Rights Program at the Open Society Foundation, and she has made gender equity and justice her life’s work. In this episode, Kavita joins host Peggy Clark, Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Aspen Global Innovators Group to discuss what inspired her to become the leader that she is today, how women can reclaim their power, and the status of sexual and reproductive health and rights for women across the globe. Learn more about The Bridge podcast and other programs at https://www.aspenglobalinnovators.org/.
Kavita Ramdas speaks about her experiences with the Global Fund for Women
Kavita N. Ramdas provides leadership and direction for the largest grantmaking foundation in the world focused exclusively on supporting international women’s human rights. During Ramdas’ tenure, Global Fund assets have increased from $6 million to $21 million. Grantmaking has risen to more than $8 million per year, and the number of countries in which the Global Fund has made grants has nearly tripled. Ramdas has also overseen the Global Fund’s first ever endowment campaign and the creation of the groundbreaking Now or Never Fund to ensure women’s participation on critical international issues.
Rory Stewart, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, lays out an alternate strategy for the international community in Afghanistan. And, Kavita Ramdas, president and CEO of Global Fund for Women, the largest grant-making foundation focused exclusively on women's rights issues talks about human rights initiatives around the world. And, lynn Sherr on the century of women.
The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas
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This month's interview is with Kavita Ramdas, the President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women. The Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and mencommitted to a world of equality and social justice. They advocate forand defend women's human rights by making grants to support women'sgroups around the world. Ramdas has been the recipient of many awards including Fast Company's 2007 Social Capitalist Award, and the League of Women Voters’ Women Who Could Be President Award.You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.