Ending Gender-Based Violence

International visitors will travel to Cleveland to review best practices in providing care to victims of violence and the legal process for prosecuting and trying domestic violence cases in court. Meetings and in-depth discussions with social service agencies, healthcare facilities, law enforcement, and domestic relations courts will highlight efforts to prevent gender-based violence and enhance […]

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Women Entrepreneurs: Alumni as Economic Multipliers

Entrepreneur.com called Cleveland one of the country’s “top five unexpectedly thriving startup scenes.” The visitors of this program are previous alumni of State Department exchange programs that have been important advocates for women’s entrepreneurship and economic inclusion. Through this program, the group will explore the social, economic, and cultural, and political factors of American private […]

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Diplomacy Begins Here: Women Who Rock the World Global Ties U.S. 2018 Regional Summit

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs, in partnership with Global Ties U.S. and the Department of State, invites you to attend a summit entitled Diplomacy Begins Here: Women Who Rock the World in Cleveland, Ohio. Hosted in the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Women Who Rock the World Summit will […]

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IVLP Gold Stars: Rosana Schaack

Ms. Rosana Schaack, an alumna from the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP exchange in 2006, will return to the U.S. as part of the “Gold Stars’: Alumni Connecting the World” program. Ms. Schaack, a native of Liberia, is the executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK), a nonprofit that focuses on the […]

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International Women of Courage

The International Women of Courage Award was established by the U.S. Department of State in 2007 to honor women who are making a substantial difference in the lives of women around the globe. It is the State Department’s only all-female award. Nominated by U.S. embassies and NGOs, the candidates are selected by the State Department […]

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Women as Political and Community Leaders

Women in Cleveland have long been civil rights and equal rights leaders in a wide range of fields from law and civil society to politics and aviation. In order to explore the important contributions of today’s women in both the public and private sectors, IVLP participants from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the […]

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Makers: Women Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CCWA is excited to be hosting 10 Egyptian educators and technology leaders who are promoting the Maker Movement in Egypt. This project focuses on highlighting how the Maker Movement encourages collaboration and empowerment of women in schools and businesses. As the home of notable makerspaces, including Think[Box] at Case Western Reserve University, visitors will have […]

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Leadership Development for Women

In order to advance humanitarian and relief efforts in Haiti, the support for women leaders in politics, business, and civil society is critical in bolstering development and inclusive decision-making. While in Cleveland, five emerging Haitian leaders–including a promoter of women political rights and a manager at a clean water bottling facility–will meet with a wide-array […]

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Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE)

Cleveland Council on World Affairs is honored to the have the opportunity to once again host the Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) project. Three women leaders in science, engineering, and business from Iraq, Palestinian Territories, and Sudan will be in Cleveland to explore policies, organizations and educational institutions that are championing the interests […]

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Role of NGOs in Promoting Global Women’s Issues

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 […]

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