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Role of NGOs in Promoting Global Women’s Issues

July 28, 2016 - August 2, 2016

Cleveland has a long-standing history of working toward the continued advancement of women’s rights and gender equality. A rich variety of NGOs and other institutions in Cleveland are dedicated to women’s education and health, including some of the nation’s top health institutions, and focused on growing the role women can and should have as leaders of their communities. This project aims to include visits to such organizations, including nonprofits, foundations, public-private partnerships, and civil society organizations.
CCWA will welcome participants from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Spain, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe for this project. Participants will examine efforts to combat gender-based violence and challenges commonly faced by women. They will also learn about a variety of strategies and approaches to assist, protect and promote the empowerment of women in society.


International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields.  Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program. 

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.

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