2014 WFF Progress Report

As we approach the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11th, Women’s Freedom Forum marks its 20th year of progress in educational programs to promote women’s leadership and participation for peace, equality, justice and tolerance in the Middle East.  We are happy to report that many of our...

Leader Pelosi’s Special Message 2014

Special message from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (February 27, 2014): Dear friends, It is my honor to bring you greetings on International Women’s Day. I join with you in affirming the crucial idea that women’s rights are human rights. Today’s speakers have fought tirelessly for the International rights of women and...

Rep. Loretta Sanchez – IWD 2014

103th International Women’s Day Conference – February 27, 2014 CONGRESSWOMAN LORETTA SANCHEZ: Thank you.  First of all, let me tell you how exciting it is to see all of, not just your panelists who are going to be delivering some really inspirational and informative comments, but just to see all...

Honorable Elaine Chao – IWD 2014

103th International Women’s Day Conference – February 27, 2014 HONORABLE ELAINE CHAO, 24th UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF LABOR: Thank you so much. This is such an important group of people, all additional voices in this ever-growing discussion, cry, and demand for equal rights for women all over the world. This...

Patti Solis Doyle – IWD 2014

103th International Women’s Day Conference – February 27, 2014  PATTI SOLIS DOYLE, FORMER CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR HILLARY CLINTON, DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST Thank you so much.  I am humbled by this panel. I’ve been very lucky in my career.  I’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the most talented...

Senator Sandy Pappas – IWD 2014

103th International Women’s Day Conference – February 27, 2014 SENATOR SANDY PAPPAS, PRESIDENT OF MINNESOTA STATE SENATE AND FOUNDER OF FORWARD GLOBAL WOMEN: Thank you to Women’s Freedom Forum for inviting me. I also appreciate the comments by Dr. Hughes.  Minnesota has been a model in sex trafficking, in prosecuting...

Prof. Donna Hughes – IWD 2014

103th International Women’s Day Conference – February 27, 2014   MS. FELIX: I just wanted to mention that Dr. Hughes was quoted this morning in The New York Times in an article by Nick Kristof, in an article about human trafficking.  So she is definitely one of the nation’s experts...

Prof. Frances Belisle – IWD 2014

103th International Women’s Day Conference – February 27, 2014 Dr. Frances Belisle, professor from the Wilder School of Government Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth, MS. BELISLE:  Thank you very much for the panel and the group for meeting.  I appreciate this opportunity to meet with you.  I would like to start...

Achieving Success in the Legal Profession

Achieving Success in the Legal Profession: Women Helping Women National Association of Women Lawyers – The National Association of Women Lawyers (“NAWL”) is 115 years old this year. It is not only the oldest women’s bar association, it is also the only national bar association for women, dedicated to advancing...

Report by UN Representative on Women’s Day 2013

57th COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN CONFERENCE March 4-15, 2013 UNITED NATIONS, New York Report by Lynn Dykstra, representing Women’s Freedom Forum Presented March 6, 2013 to the Women’s Freedom Forum audience at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC Thank you – each and every one of you – women and...