In 2022, GWI celebrated a decade of bridging research and action! The Institute's Anniversary Celebration was hosted on March 9, 2023, at the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University. This celebration featured remarks from GWI Executive Director Dr. Mary Ellsberg, GW President Mark Wrighton, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and NBC News Now Reporter Zinhle Essamuah. In addition to celebrating GWI's impact over the past 10 years, the Institute also awarded three Champions for Justice Awards. Find more information on the 10-Year Celebration and Awardees below.
Champions for Justice Awards
GWI is committed to partnering with all who endeavor to end gender-based violence. Starting in our tenth anniversary year, we are shining a light on the struggles and successes of individuals and organizations that inspire us. We celebrate their achievements as Champions for Justice, and we redouble our efforts to resist inequity, demonstrate solidarity with women human rights defenders, and defend the rights of women and girls everywhere. Learn more about the award recipients below.
Brisa de Angulo (Founder, A Breeze of Hope)
Nicaraguan Ex-Political Prisoners
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
Liberated Nicaraguan women receive award for activism during event in Washington -VOA
The Global Women’s Institute Celebrates a Decade, Honors Champions for Justice -GW Today
Liberated Nicaraguan women receive award for activism during event in Washington -Rival Times
Global Women’s Institute honors the 33 women exiled by the dictatorship - Time.News
Galardonan a las 33 mujeres nicaragüenses desterradas por la dictadura- Redacción Confidencial
Premio Defensoras de la Justicia a 33 excarceladas políticas del régimen de Daniel Ortega -Expediente Público
Instituto Global de las Mujeres entregó reconocimiento a 33 mujeres excarceladas políticas de Nicaragua -IP Nicaragua
Excarceladas políticas reciben premio Defensoras de Justicia en EEUU -100% Noticias
GWI Catalyst Fund
The Global Women’s Institute Catalyst Fund was created by Lauren and Austin Fite to ensure the long-term sustainability of our work to advance gender equality and end violence against women and girls globally. The vision for the Catalyst Fund is to ensure that our most important work can move forward without delay and that critical opportunities for impact can be pursued without the need to first secure external grant support. The Fites are committed to promoting meaningful change on global issues and in the lives of individual women and girls. The Catalyst Fund merges their philanthropic commitment with GWI’s mission to advance gender equality through research, education and action to bring about change. Thanks to their generosity, others may now make gifts of any amount to grow the endowment and increase the impact it will have on the work of GWI each year.
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