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Expanding our community: April gathering in Washington, D.C.

GRW held a successful gathering in April of 2019 for community members in Washington, D.C. to learn about our work and share ideas for expanding our presence in the region.

May 17th, 2019
By Sara Mowchan 

Global Rights for Women CEO, Cheryl Thomas presented on our current work in Washington, D.C. in April.

In April, Global Rights for Women held a dynamic gathering of community members in Washington, D.C. Thanks to D.C.-based supporter Becky Bentzinger and Board Member Lynn Schubert, Global Rights for Women connected with a group of local professionals eager to learn about our work and join our growing community in Washington, D.C. We were also fortunate to be graciously hosted by Hogan Lovells Law Firm for the use of their beautiful event space. Photos from the event can be found here.

Since 2018, Global Rights for Women has been working to expand our presence in Washington, D.C. as it remains to be the important hub for policy and decision making, funding, and colleagues in the field of international women’s rights. Our outreach has included a successful gathering in April of 2018, the establishment of a D.C. Working Group to strengthen local efforts, and targeted, in-person meetings with lawmakers.

During last month’s event, CEO, Cheryl Thomas presented on our current work, and Global Rights for Women’s goals. We were thrilled to welcome audience members who represented human rights groups, regional agencies, nonprofits, and young professionals, all sharing a passion for advancing women’s rights. Following the presentation was an engaging conversation on the next steps for expanding our work in the region.

Looking ahead, GRW will continue to build on  momentum with our Washington D.C. supporters. Our D.C. Working Group continues to plan GRW-hosted events and grow meaningful relationships on the organization’s behalf. We are grateful for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm we have received since this planning has started.

If you are interested in getting involved with our D.C. efforts, please connect with Sara at

GRW supporter Becky Bentzinger (left), Cheryl Thomas, GRW CEO, and Board Member Lynn Schubert (right) hosted a gathering and met with policymakers in Washington, D.C. in April.


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