On Feb. 14, 2014, San Francisco women & those who love them will WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP and DEMAND an end to violence against women & girls. Be there at San Francisco City Hall 4-6pm.
We hope you can be part of this worldwide Social Action. A Dance Revolution. Join us.
REBUILD Tacloban Fundraiser: the work begins after typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda (Jan. 23, 2014)
Please join us at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.
In the aftermath of Typhoon HAIYAN/YOLANDA women and girls have been displaced - let's help them put their lives together.
Rebuild their homes, their schools, their hospitals, their lives. Families are now living in shelters as their homes have been destroyed and are on reclaimed land.
We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income.
Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher ground when Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda swopped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16ft. All the men died trying to save their homes.
Update 1.20.14 from Marily Mondejar –
For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, I look forward to seeing you this Thursday! I'm back from my month-long trip to the Philippines and Tacloban City - an emotional visit but inspiring. I will share my update on the projects we've embarked to help to in the Rebuild efforts after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
I met with the Women in the "United Nations Tent City" and kick started an economic livelihood program. For $200, you can seed a small business for one of the women still living in the UN Tent City. Please do not forget your Filipina Sisters as 2014 rolls in.
- Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund in collaboration with PBSP and CARD-MRI
- Solar Project - a job skills technical training for women
- Build a Women's Training Center (with a day care facility)
- Women Survival Kit - please bring a used cell phone (any phone you no longer use) or mail to FWN, POB 192143, SF 94119
WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
WHERE: Credo, 360 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA
Featuring performances by:
Corey aka CryWollffs, a Bay Area Electric Violinist who has reworked his classical training into a contemporary sound. He has shared his musical style and performance all over California and has performed on stages in Nevada and Oregon, and has toured with bands up and down the West Coast and even mainland China. He was a competitor in the Pan-Asian National Talent Competition, Kollaboration, and has performed for Asian American groups such as ABS-CBN, SF Pistahan, MyxTV, RAMA, API Circle, and NAAAP.
Kym Villamer has performed for a number of events all over the Philippines. Her love for her home country has ignited her musical side through service. She sang Power of Your Love in the album of the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey entitled "My Journey Goes On" produced by the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation. Also, Kym has recently spearheaded "Music and Dreams" - a group of young people coming together to perform and benefit Typhoon Yolanda survivors in support of long-term reconstruction projects for Central Visayas. Having just moved to California, she has been performing at events in the Bay Area, and continues to offer herself in service to the Filipino people and to the world at large.
Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.
If you prefer to write a check, please mail your contributions payable to:
Feed the Hungry Philippines
PO Box 192143
San Francisco, CA 94119
Thanks and see you at Credo on January 23rd.
-Marily Mondejar on behalf of the HOST Committee
Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls
Filipina Women's Network • Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women • V-Day • Credo • Department on the Status of Women • Women's Intercultural Network • Emerge California • San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium • American Association of University Women (AAUW-SF) • American Center of Philippine Arts • AsianWeek Foundation
PS - if your organization wants to join the Host Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your logo. We ask that you forward this information to your friends and e-lists.
FEMtorMatch™ launched! Monday, 16 December, 2013!
FEMtorMatch™ is FWN's strategy for development of the next generation Filipina leaders through local and global partnerships between female mentors–FEMtors™ and female mentees–FEMtees™. FEMtorMatch™ is only available to members of FWN. For membership information, visit the "Why Join the Filipina Women's Network" page.
FEMtorMatch™ provides structured one-on-one mentoring that harnesses the power of the Internet to broaden and deepen the reach of traditional mentoring. Thus, both FEMtors™ and FEMtees™ can reside anywhere in the world.
FEMtors™ are the FWN’s 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States (FWN100) awardees from 2007 thru 2012 and the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global100) who have offered to share their competencies and skills with selected FEMtees™.
FWN100 and Global100 awardees are senior and executive leaders, managers, professionals, elected and appointed officials, subject matter experts, and entrepreneurs in the public, private, non-profit, and military sectors. Awardees also include self-employed business owners/sole proprietors, an independent contractor, members of partnerships, or members of limited liability companies.
FEMtees™ are professional Filipina women requesting femtoring who apply and are approved through an application process.
To find out more and to participate, visit the FEMtorMATCH™ page.
10th Filipina Leadership Summit & Global100 Awards
What an amazing Filipina Leadership Summit! For a list of the Global100 Awardees, visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/global100-13.
To view photos from the Summit, visit http://photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org
One Billion Rising for Justice - San Francisco City Hall
On February 14, 2013, San Francisco – along with people in over 201 countries – danced and rocked the world to demand the END of violence against women and girls. Watch the streaming video from the February 14, 2013 San Francisco City Hall Rising with Mayor Ed Lee, city officials, community leaders and organizations and thousands of San Franciscans:
Check out photos from the awesome rising at San Francsico City Hall – https://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingSF/photos_albums
Watch the GABRIELA USA flash mob rising on February 14, 2013:
Filipina Action NOW
The President Fellowship attempts to fulfill one of FWN's goals - Build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some will rise to the "president" position in the public service, government, corporate and nonprofit sectors. Click to apply. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nomination deadline is May 10.
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